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The BEST Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Learn to make the Best Pumpkin Pancakes! Using pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice you can get the most flavorful and fluffy pumpkin pancakes, perfect for a crisp fall morning!

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A tall stack of pumpkin pancakes on a white plate, a hand is pouring maple syrup from a jug over the top of the pancakes leaving the syrup to drip down the sides of the stack.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Recipe

For as wonderful and infamous as pumpkin pancakes are finding the best recipe can be a tad tricky.

I worked on this one for a while to get the perfect ratio of pumpkin to seasoning to fluffiness.

The tricky part about pumpkin pancakes is that the pumpkin puree tends to be dense and wet, basically the opposite of light and fluffy that you want in a good stack of pancakes.

So test after test I sought out the perfect balance, these pumpkin spice pancakes are equally packed with pumpkin as they are fluffy and delicious.

I also found that most pumpkin pancake recipes lacked the true flavor of the pumpkin pie spices people love, so I made sure to makes these packed with flavor!

Stacked on a plate with real maple syrup next to a cup of coffee I don’t think there are a whole lot of things better on a cool fall morning.

So let’s look at what is in the recipe.

A bite full of pumpkin pancake on a fork resting on the side of a white plate next to a big pool of maple syrup.

What You Need and Ingredients

As with all of my pancake recipes I highly recommend an electric griddle. I love mine, they make pancake making so fast and easy in the morning. I also use mine for things like large batch grilled cheese, French toast, and quesadillas. You can check out the large selection on Amazon HERE. I also have noticed that during the holiday season they are often on sale because they make great family gifts, so if you are wanting one check out different stores around Christmas.

If you don’t have a griddle, no worries you can still make pancakes using a large skillet/pan on the stove top, it just might take a few more batches.

Now here are the ingredients you will need to make the pancakes:

  • all-purpose flour 
  • baking powder
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • pumpkin pie spice <– Link to my easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • eggs
  • pumpkin puree
  • vanilla
  • milk
  • butter (unsalted)

For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.

All of the ingredients needed to make pumpkin pancakes from scratch including pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice blend.

How To Make Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Start by preheating your electric (or stovetop) griddle or large skillet to medium heat, about 350ºF.

Now in a medium mixing bowl add all of the dry ingredients. The flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to mix everything together, set aside.

In a clean mixing bowl add all of the wet ingredients. Eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla, milk, and butter (melted). Whisk until fully incorporated.

Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients. Using a spatula or spoon gently mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just incorporated. Some clumps should still be present this is good, DO NOT OVERMIX.

Now lightly grease the hot griddle/pan with oil or butter, you only have to do this once at the beginning not before each batch.

Now scoop the pancake batter onto the hot surface. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter for consistent pancake sizes.

Cook 2 to 4 minutes, most importantly watch for air bubbles to start to form in the center of the pancake. When the bubbles begin to start popping towards the center of the pancake it is time to flip.

Two photo collage, first shows a bowl with a spatula full of the Pumpkin pancake batter showing how it should be a little clumpy, second a pancake cooking on the griddle starting to show air bubbles.

Once flipped cook the pancakes an additional 1 to 3 minutes. Cooking on this side will depend significantly on the heat of your griddle. You can check the doneness of one pancake by gently lifting up the side to see if it is golden brown but try not to move too many of the pancakes while cooking. Continue to cook the pancakes in batches until batter is all gone. You can transfer the first batch to a warm oven if preferred while the others cook. Best served with maple syrup.

Close view of a high stack of pumpkin pancakes on a white plate next to a fork.
Stack of fluffy looking pumpkin pancakes on a white plate topped with a pad of butter and maple syrup running down the sides and pooling on the plate.
A fork holding three pieces of but pumpkin pancake showing the fluffy interior of the pancake.

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A tall stack of pumpkin pancakes on a white plate, a hand is pouring maple syrup from a jug over the top of the pancakes leaving the syrup to drip down the sides of the stack.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Yield: 16 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Fluffy homemade Pumpkin Pancakes full of pumpkin spice flavor and pumpkin puree! The perfect breakfast for crispy fall mornings!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted & melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat griddle (electric or stovetop) or large pan to medium heat, about 350ºF.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl add all of the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to mix everyting together, set aside.
  3. In a clean mixing bowl add all of the wet ingredients eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla, milk, and butter. Whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients. Using a spatula or spoon gently mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just incorporated. Some clumps should still be present this is good, DO NOT OVERMIX.
  5. Lightly grease the hot griddle/pan with oil or butter (you only have to do this once at the beginning not before each batch).
  6. Now scoop the pancake batter onto the hot surface. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for scooping the batter for consistant pancake sizes. Cook 2 to 4 minutes, most importantly watch for air bubbles to start to form in the center of the pancake. When the bubbles begin to start popping towards the center of the pancake it is time to flip.
  7. Once flipped cook the pancakes an additional 1 to 3 minutes. Cooking on this side will depend significantly on the heat of your griddle. You can check the doneness of one pancake by gently lifting up the side to see if it is golden brown but try not to move too many of the pancakes while cooking. Continue to cook the pancakes in batches until batter is all gone. You can transfer the first batch to a warm oven if preferred while the others cook. Best served with maple syrup.

Notes

Cook Time includes 2 batches of pancakes being cooked.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

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