Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Pumpkin pancakes are the best breakfast for fall! Warming spices and pumpkin make these a great family brunch before hitting the pumpkin patch.

Staring into the pantry the other day, I had a bit of a shock. October is almost over, and I hadn’t made a single batch of pumpkin pancakes. Even worse in blog terms, I hadn’t yet shared my pumpkin pancake recipe!

Pumpkin pancakes are my go-to when the season hits, whether I’m making them at home or hitting the local 24-hour diner. Pumpkin is naturally suited for pancakes, with its sweetness playing off the spices for a taste that is anything but your standard stack of flapjacks.

Pumpkin Pancakes Photo

I know that “pumpkin spice” season has hit us hard this year, with even more products popping up each time we head to the store. There are even pumpkin spice dog treats. While I know pumpkin itself is beneficial to dogs, trust me, dogs do not care about pumpkin spice flavor. They’d probably care about these pancakes, but only because pancakes are people food and people food is pretty awesome to a dog.

Pumpkin Pancakes Picture

Either way, these pancakes use actual pumpkin, and an array of spices, rather than a packaged pumpkin spice blend. If you do turn to a blend, make your own pumpkin spice mix rather than buying it at the store. Fresh spices have the best flavor, so at least make sure your spices haven’t been gathering dust in your pantry.

Pumpkin Pancakes Image

This pumpkin pancake recipe makes 16 pancakes, plenty for a family of four on a hungry morning. If you do end up having extras, you can use my method for how to freeze pancakes, so you can simply reheat them for weekday mornings.

I like these pancakes just with syrup, but they’re also good with whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped pecans. They’re also unexpectedly good spread with nut butter (cashew is my favorite) and folded over for a quick afternoon snack, or breakfast on the go.

Pumpkin Pancakes Pic

If you’re looking for another pumpkin breakfast idea, check out my slow cooker pumpkin French toast that you can make the night before.

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Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

    16 Servings


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil, or other neutral oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat your griddle or skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, oil, eggs, and vanilla until blended.
  4. Pour into flour mixture and whisk until just mixed; remember that a few lumps are OK.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the prepared griddle and repeat until you have no more room (about 8 pancakes on a large griddle). Cook until edges start to dry and bubbles are forming on the top, about 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook the other side until brown. Repeat until all batter is used.
  6. Serve with your favorite pancake toppings.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 16 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pancake
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
Calories 129

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 236mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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