Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall is finally here and my mind is on all things autumn-y!  I’ve had my eyes on these delicious Pumpkin Pancakes that Geni posted about last year, and I finally got around to making them.  I had been intrigued by the idea of a pumpkin pie-ified pancake, but I guess I held off because I wasn’t much of an adventure seeker in the pancake department. What a shame.

These pancakes are to-die-for!  If you enjoy pumpkin pie, then please don’t be a fool like me and wait an entire year to try these out.  These are crazy delicious, light as clouds, and super easy to throw together (especially in the morning)!



Pumpkin Pancakes

Yield:  4 Servings


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans for garnish, optional


In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt.  Mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, egg, and pumpkin puree.  Whisk until completely combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and whisk gently until just combined.  A few lumps are okay.

Heat griddle over medium heat and lightly grease.  Ladle batter onto griddle and flip pancake when bubbles begin to show on the uncooked side.  Serve warm with maple syrup and garnish with chopped nuts.


14 responses

  1. Ooh sounds lovely and “warm!” I’m yet to experiment with pumpkin flavours but this is tempting me to… Only downside is I’ll be back in Islamabad this fall where tinned pumpkin puree is imported and stuipidly expensive… I wonder if I should try making my own!

    • Thanks Habiba!
      If you enjoy pumpkin then is it possible to maybe take a few cans with you? Or if you’re really into pumpkin then you can even make your own puree! I bet it would taste infinite times better than the canned kind 🙂

    • Thanks Asiya! This was actually my first time cooking with pumpkin. You know how our families are, we barely ate pumpkin growing up. I made these amazing little pumpkin cakelettes yesterday with the leftover pumpkin I had from these pancake s and OMG! They were crazzzyy delicious! I’m totally on a pumpkin spree now lol!
      I used canned pumpkin in this, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be with fresh puree

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