chunky, unsweetened, or pumpkin puree
triple sec, grand marnier, cointreau or other orange flavor
apple pie spice
or pumpkin spice if using pumpkin puree
Stir pancake mix and baking soda together.
Make a well in the center and add egg, ¾ cup juice, ¼ cup water, and vanilla.
Stir until well blended.
Add more water as needed.
Spray a nonstick griddle until slick with cooking spray.
Heat over moderate flame.
When hot, use a measuring cup to drop batter on skillet by scant ¼ cupfuls.
Cook undisturbed until tops of pancakes are bubbled and nearly dry.
Use a spatula to turn; briefly brown the other side.
Meanwhile, stir applesauce or pumpkin puree as you wish, and orange liqueur or juice, if desired, together in a small saucepan over low heat until bubbling.
To serve, divide pancakes among 4 plates and spoon on hot applesauce.
Sprinkle with spice, nuts, butter and maple syrup if desired.