Pumpkin Pancakes

filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on October 25, 2011

These Pumpkin Pancakes have been a staple in our family for the last 15 years. My husband loves them so much that I make up a care package of all the ingredients for him to bring on his hunting trips. These pancakes have been made (and adored!) in quite a few different states!

Pumpkin Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These pancakes are easy and quick, but so rich and decadent. Especially with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon over the top… I felt like I was eating at a fancy restaurant!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin pancakes
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (120g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice or pumpkin spice
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup (68g) whole milk, or buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon optional, sprinkled on top
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vanilla, and pumpkin. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and blend until just incorporated. (lumps are ok)
  2. Cook pancakes as you normally would. We make them on a griddle with about 1 teaspoon of butter. Cook anywhere from 2-4 minutes per side being careful to not burn.

  3. Note: This is a dense batter, and you might not see bubbles form as quickly as they normally would. Look for the top to no longer be shiny and for bubbles around the edges as a sign to turn over.

 

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes!

Pumpkin Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes are easy and quick, but so rich and decadent.  Especially with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon over the top… I felt like I was eating at a fancy restaurant!

I can just see these sweet and satisfying pancakes on a cold, snowy Christmas morning with a cup of pumpkin spice latte.

Why Pumpkin Puree?

Pumpkin puree is cooked pumpkin that is blended or mashed into a smooth texture. There should be no seasoning, spice, flavoring, or sugar added. Pumpkin Pie filling has spices and flavoring already added and is sweeter. We are adding our own seasoning and sweetness into these pancakes so just want the pure pumpkin flavor of the puree. If you only have pumpkin pie filling on hand you can use it in this recipe, just be sure to omit the allspice and sugar.

Pumpkin Pancakes!

Topping Options for Pumpkin Pancakes

Try some toasted pecans on top (we like them chopped fine) or a cinnamon sugar dusting. When I am feeling extra motivated I will make a maple glaze sugar.

Maple Glaze Sugar

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

Bring maple syrup, butter, and milk to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat; whisk in vanilla. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir gently until mixture begins to thicken and cool slightly. Use warm.

 

Seriously.  Try them.

It’s like having dessert for breakfast!

Love pancakes as much as I do? Try these tried & true recipes:

Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Ombre Pancakes

Banana Oat Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes (the Original!)

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

 

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Comments

  • Kristen says:

    Yummy pancakes and gorgeous pictures!! Love the light!

  • TidyMom says:

    Pumpkin pancakes are a favorite in our house too!! I’ll have to try your recipe next time! thanks Amanda!!
    Gorgeous pictures too……I just want to reach in and take a bite

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    I heart pumpkin pancakes! I need to make some ASAP! Thanks for the reminder!

  • sweetsugarbelle says:

    Yummy!!! You’re speaking my language. And you set the scene perfectly. In my house they stand by me and ask if they’re ready and shove in to be “first”…

  • Londa says:

    Yum! Makes me almost wish for a snow day from school…almost! 😉

  • Kerri says:

    Delicious!! I have been looking for a good recipe! Will give them a try!!

  • Christina says:

    Perfect for a fall morning! Yummo!
    Thanks for another fab recipe!
    xo

  • Katrina says:

    Okay your picture looks like it needs to be *in* a magazine! Tempting my friend! And this looks so good. I usually pour some pumpkin puree into a {gasp} boxed mix. I bet yours is oodles better.

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Okay your picture looks like it needs to be *in* a magazine! Tempting my friend! And this looks so good. I usually pour some pumpkin puree into a {gasp} boxed mix. I bet yours is oodles better.

  • Sylvie says:

    Mmm….butter and cinnamon on pumpkin pancakes sounds so good!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Mmm….butter and cinnamon on pumpkin pancakes sounds so good!

  • Shaina (Food for My Family) says:

    I’ll take a large stack. Delivered. You can be here by 8am tomorrow morning, right? 😉

  • Renee says:

    That looks perfectly yummy! I bet I could eat them even without teeth 🙂 Can you bring me a stack?

  • Candice says:

    that looks delicious! I might make them for the hubby this Sunday as a special treat 🙂

  • Bethany says:

    YUM! I made The Smitten Kitchen’s apple crunch for breakfast this morning. We’ve been cold cereal-less for almost two months now! I’m so excited to have that gone. 🙂
    These look like a WONDERFUL addition (ha! I just started to type addiction)to our morning line up! YUMMY!

  • Yuka says:

    Wow!
    pancakes are my favorite food!
    they look yummy <3
    http://dontthinkjustfeel-yuka.blogspot.com/

  • edmonton lovely says:

    Oh sweet pancakes! I really love pancakes. 🙂 I will surely try your pancake edition here. Thanks for sharing! Yummy!!

  • betty says:

    I love having pumpkin things for breakfast! I tried pumpkin waffles, pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins, I’m only missing pumpkin pancakes

  • Ginger says:

    Oh looks very yummy!!!!

  • Wenderly says:

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m having some serious pancake envy at the moment. I’m going to go dig in my pantry.

  • an ordinary mom says:

    Oh, my, I’m definitely going to have to try these! I go a little pumpkin nuts this time of year, but I have never made pumpkin pancakes before! (My husband LOVES pumpkin, so I have a feeling these will go over pretty well around here!)

  • Janessa says:

    Hello – I just made these for breakfast and although they are delicious… is that a typo for the baking powder? My batter came out like muffins and two tablespoons seems like a lot?!

  • SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says:

    love the addition of cornmeal to these — brings in a nice crunch.

  • Ann P. says:

    I’ve got the day off on Friday, and these are DEFINITELY going to be my breakfast!!! I am so excited I can barely contain myself! This post came at the perfect time too, because I have half a cup of pumpkin leftover from another recipe, waiting to be used. These pancakes are fate! Love!

  • shirley says:

    I made these…They’re so good! Thanks for sharing!

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