For as fast as Thanksgiving comes and goes, the leftovers sure do seem to hang around for awhile. While simply emptying the contents of your many Tupperware between buns to create heaping sandwiches might work for lunch and dinner, we’re not so ready to start our days with an aggressive blend of the holiday’s best. But there’s still a place for some of those leftovers in your pre-noon meal plan and they come in the form of everyone’s favorite breakfast food: pancakes!
Pull the foil-wrapped bowl of cranberries and half empty can of pumpkin out of the fridge because both are the staples of this quintessentially fall breakfast mash-up from chef Jeff Mahin (of Stella Barra, Summer House, M Street Kitchen, and Do-Rite Donuts). These seasonal pancakes are as simple as your standard recipe but with a Thanksgiving twist. A bit of pumpkin and pumpkin spice, and a tart cranberry relish give the flapjacks a kick, maintaining our holiday spirits through the few short weekends until Christmas.