• Whole Milk • Apple Cider Vinegar • All-Purpose Flour • Brown Sugar • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Pumpkin Pie Spice • Eggs • Vegetable Oil • Salt • Vanilla Extract • Activated Charcoal Powder • Orange Food Coloring
In a bowl or measuring cup, stir the milk and apple cider vinegar together to combine. Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes while preparing the other ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to evenly combine everything so you avoid lumps.
Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients along with the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir just until combined but do not overmix the batter.
Divide the batter into three bowls, and set one aside to stay plain. In another bowl, add one to two tablespoons of activated charcoal.
Add more activated charcoal if needed to reach the color you desire. Mix until combined.
In the third bowl, add orange food coloring.
Mix until combined.
Heat a skillet or large griddle to medium low heat and rub with a little butter or spray with a little cooking spray. Pour ¼ to ⅓ cup of pancake batter onto the hot surface per pancake.
Cook for a couple of minutes until the bubbles that begin to appear on the surface of the pancakes start to burst, then flip the pancakes and cook for another 30-60 seconds.
The finished pancakes can be kept warm in a warm oven (about 200 degrees F) until they are all ready to serve. Serve immediately.
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