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 pumpkin pancake 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.
When you think of fall, how quickly does pumpkin spice come to mind? 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 pumpkin spice latte! There are many different recipes that 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 pumpkin pancake recipe.
How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes
These are really easy to make. You’ll need a mixing bowl, liquid measuring cup, measuring spoons and cups, spatula a whisk and a griddle.
Pumpkin Spice Pancake Ingredients
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder & Salt
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Pumpkin Puree
- Vanilla Extract
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.
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.
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 and they’re easy to flip. Some griddles are plugin 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 a time 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
Yes, you can make your pumpkin pancake recipe ahead of time. Store it in the fridge or freeze it. Use an airtight container or bag to keep ingredients fresh.
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.
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.
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, you need to make our easy pumpkin pancakes. And do not feel limited to fall to enjoy them. You can enjoy our pumpkin pancake recipe year-round.
Do you more recipe inspiration? Check out more of our dessert recipes to satisfy even the sweetest tooth!
Pumpkin Pancake Recipe
- 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
- 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.