The Best Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

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Fluffy, easy pumpkin pancake recipe that is perfect for fall! Similar to our classic pancakes, these are made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. They’re simple to make and delicious with butter and whole maple syrup.

Our recipe is a great way to enjoy pumpkin spice in all its glory. We’re sharing everything you need to know about how to make pumpkin pancakes.

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How quickly does pumpkin spice come to mind when you think of fall? There is no denying that pumpkin spice now dominates this season. But it is more than a recent trend, as it has been around for 3,500 years! 

So move over to a pumpkin spice latte! Many different recipes feature pumpkin spice. And with over 66% of Americans having one to three pumpkin spice products per week, it is time to expand your pumpkin spice pallet. Let the pancake flipping begin!  

The Best Pumpkin for Pancakes

Canned pumpkin is the best for pumpkin spice recipes, such as our pumpkin bread too. You do not need to worry about sourcing a pumpkin or having to prepare it. After all, we are talking about easy pumpkin pancakes! 

The flavor is also more pronounced, and the texture is perfect to put in our pancake recipe. 

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How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes

These are easy to make. You’ll need a mixing bowl, a liquid measuring cup, measuring spoons and cups, a spatula, a whisk, and a griddle.

Pumpkin Spice Pancake Ingredients

All-Purpose Flour

Granulated Sugar

Baking Powder & Salt

Pumpkin Pie Spice – We love our homemade version of pumpkin spice that you can make too

Pumpkin Puree

Milk

Butter

Eggs

Vanilla Extract

Pumpkin Spice Pancake Directions

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1 — Mix the liquid ingredients into a large glass measuring cup and whisk. 

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2 — In a mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients. 

3 — Add the liquid (including the melted butter and pumpkin puree) into the dry ingredients and gently whisk. 

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4 — Do not mix. Pancake batter should have some lumps. 

5 — Turn the griddle to medium heat. Add tablespoon butter to the griddle and let it melt. 

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6 — Then add 1/3 cup pancake mix and let it cook until it bubbles.

7 — Flip and cook the other side. 

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How to Keep Pancakes Warm

Even if you’re using a griddle to make the pancakes and cooking 4 at a time, if you want to serve them together, you will need to keep them warm as you make them. To do this, we place the hot pancakes on a cookie sheet and store them in a 200-degree oven. This will keep them warm until you’re ready to serve.

Toppings for Pumpkin Pancakes

Toppings add a whole extra layer of deliciousness to your pumpkin spice pancakes. Here are some of our favorite toppings:

Maple syrup

Whipped cream

Fresh Bananas

Caramel sauce 

Cooked cinnamon apples 

Fresh Nutmeg and other Spices

Pecans and Walnuts

Chocolate Chips

When you make easy pumpkin pancakes, it means you can make a lot. Experiment with different toppings to find your perfect combination. Also, consider what encapsulates fall best for you, and use those toppings. 

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The Best Way to Cook Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

A nonstick griddle is by far the best way to cook pancakes. It allows you to make several at a time, making them easy to flip. Some griddles are plugins, and some you can rest on your gas range, depending on your stovetop.

You can also use a large nonstick pan if you do not have a griddle. However, you will only be able to make a few at once, and it’s a little harder to flip.

Always melt butter on the surface of the griddle or pan for each pancake. This creates the buttery, crispy edge we all love so much!

Quickly wipe the pan to remove burnt butter before adding more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make the Batter Ahead of Time?
 

Yes, you can make your pancake recipe ahead of time. Store it in the fridge or freeze it. Use an airtight container or bag to keep ingredients fresh. 

How Long Does Pumpkin Batter Last in the Refrigerator?

If you store it correctly, pumpkin spice pancake batter spice lasts in the refrigerator for two to five days. For other pancakes, check the specific recipe ingredients to confirm. If you need to keep it for longer, freeze it. 

How to Freeze Pancakes


Make sure the pumpkin spice pancakes are fully cooked and cool before you put them in the freezer. You can first freeze them on a tray for thirty minutes. Then you can transfer them to plastic bags with dates for more storage space. You can also pop them in the toaster front he freezer for easy reheating.

When Do You Flip Pancakes?


Patience is vital when making pancakes. Wait until you see bubbles on the surface. The pancake will be ready to flip once all the bubbles have popped and there are holes, which can take up to four minutes per side. 

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Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Now you have the answers, and you need to make our easy pumpkin pancakes. And do not feel limited to fall to enjoy them. You can enjoy our this recipe year-round.

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Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

Fluffy, easy recipe that is perfect for fall! These are made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. They’re simple to make and delicious with butter and whole maple syrup. 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 16 pancakes
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cup milk, whole or 2%
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, organic
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix the liquid ingredients into a large glass measuring cup and whisk. 
  • In a mixing bow, add all of the dry ingredients. 
  • Add the liquid (including the melted butter and pumpkin puree) into the dry ingredients and gently whisk. 
  • Do not over mix, pancake batter should have some lumps. 
  • Turn the griddle to medium heat. 
  • Add tablespoon butter to the griddle and let it melt. 
  • Then add 1/3 cup pancake mix and let it cook until it bubbles. 
  • Flip and cook the other side. 

Notes

To keep pancakes warm, place the hot pancakes on a cookie sheet and store them in a 200 degree oven. This will keep them warm until you’re ready to serve.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2520IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “ The Best Pumpkin Pancake Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    These are so scrumptious. Light and fluffy with all of my favorite fall flavors. I can’t wait to make them again. This time I am doubling the batch.

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  2. 5 stars
    So good! Love topping my pumpkin pancakes with pecans and maple syrup. One of my favorite autumn breakfasts! I LOVE these pumpkin pancakes! Easy and quick and delicious!

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