Pumpkin Pancakes!

Pumpkin Pancakes!

If you know one thing about me, it’s probably that I LOVE anything pumpkin. Wait, that would be really sad if that’s all you knew about me, but really, that is how much I love pumpkin. Fall is my absolute time of year because I highly enjoy throwing on a fleece jacket and wandering around in the crisp weather with some pumpkin spice coffee. I’m so happy that the rest of the world is finally catching on and loving pumpkin as much as I am.

I am obsessed with this stuff:

Anyway, what goes best with pumpkin spice coffee? Pumpkin pancakes obviously. I had a craving one evening and decided it would be the perfect breakfast for dinner. I loosely followed a pumpkin pancake recipe from Martha Stewart, but made a bunch of adjustments.

What you’ll need to make my pumpkin pancakes:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 C whole wheat flour
2 T sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon
1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
1 C buttermilk
8 T canned pumpkin puree
2 T melted butter
1 egg

First, whisk the flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together.

In a large bowl, stir together your buttermilk, pumpkin puree, melted butter, and egg.

Now fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture. I’m not really good at folding, so I pretty much gave up and just gently stirred it together. Ehh, it worked just fine. I think the main point is not to stir or whisk it too much, but to make sure it’s all combined. 

In a lightly buttered skillet, pour in about 1/4 C of batter for each pancake. I didn’t measure mine and I think they were a bit bigger. Which equals better. 

And cook the pancakes for about 3 minutes on each side.
Keep going until you’ve used all the batter. I love the pretty orangey-ness of them! 

Now you’re ready to serve them however you choose. Some people just like butter or syrup. But I had the genius idea of putting pumpkin butter on mine (also from Trader Joe’s, which by the way is a pumpkin lovers heaven), with a little maple syrup too. I also whipped up a quick fruit salad. Nutmeg on top would also be quite nice.

Get ready because you’re going to be seeing plentyyy more pumpkin recipes from here ’till Thanksgiving.


33 Responses to "Pumpkin Pancakes!"

  1. Rachel Ann says:

    I love pumpkin pancakes! I just made pumpkin cookies/muffin tops the other night. So delicious!

    Where has the best pumpkin coffee, in your opinion? I’m fond of Bruegger’s, but I heard the other day that Dunkin is getting pumpkin. Yum!

  2. dmb5_libra says:

    Yum! I friggin love pumpkin/spice flavored things for fall…makes me all warm and fuzzy inside 🙂

  3. Peter says:

    Susie! I am eating pancakes RIGHT NOW.

    But, they aren’t pumpkin.

    Thanks for making me feel bad about myself.

  4. emrlds says:

    ahhh! so yummy! i need to go get some pumpkin butter asap, i’ve missed it. i also had a pumpkin spice martini tonight. um, heaven!

  5. transienttravels says:

    I have had pumpkin pancakes once – a friend made them for a group of us that were visiting her in DC. I couldn’t remember how they were made, but I have pretty much been craving them ever since. Thanks for this recipe!

  6. Raquelle says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love Pumpkin too. Keep ’em coming.

  7. Meg says:

    These look so yummy! Great idea to put pumpkin butter on top!

  8. Kevin says:

    Pumpkin pancakes sound like a really nice seasonal way to start the day. The pumpkin butter idea sounds intriguing as well.

  9. melissacole says:

    OMG I’m def going to make this! It looks AMAZING!

    btw, I come to your blog all the time, you guys are so adorable!

  10. ttfn300 says:


  11. BlondeSilverLining says:

    I am also an avid pumpkin fan (one of my favorite parts about Fall) and these pancakes look wonderful! I’ve been using pumpkin butter for the past couple weeks as well on my toast.

    Any good muffin recipies?

  12. We Are Not Martha says:

    Rachel- I’m not a huge fan of lattes so I usually get hot coffee with “2 pumps of pumpkin spice syrup” at both Starbucks and Peet’s and I love that. I do love Bruegger’s too but I don’t get there very often. If you like to make your own coffee, go to Polcari’s in the North End and buy some of their pumpkin spice. It’s SO good!!

    dmb5_libra- ME TOO! That’s why I love it so much.

    Peter- Pumpkin pancakes are sooo much better than regular!

    emrlds- Mmm I love pumpkin spice martinis too. Where did you have yours??

    transienttravels- You’re welcome!! If you make them, let me know how they come out!

    Raquelle- Oh, the pumpkin recipes will keep coming this fall!!

    Meg- I love any way to make anything more pumpkin-y

    Kevin- You’re pretty much guaranteed to have a good day if you start it by eating pumpkin pancakes!

    Melissacole- Aww thank you :)Let us know how they come out!

    ttfn300- Exactly what I said!

    Blondesilverlining- A pumpkin muffin recipe is coming veryy soon- I made some the other day and loved them!

  13. Maris says:

    These look great! I’ve always been tempted to buy the Stonewall Kitchen mix but these look so much better and I have all of the ingredients already! I’ll definitely be making these soon. I love pumpkin recipes too, I’ve been posting pumpkin and apple recipes nonstop lately!

  14. Andréa says:

    Ooh, I LOVE some pumpkin pancakes!! On my food blog, I have a pumpkin bread and pumpkin scones that are to die FOR!

  15. Kristen says:

    I’m most definitely going to make these!!!

  16. Raquelle says:

    I tried this recipe the other day, complete with pumpkin butter. So yummy. I didn’t miss the maple syrup at all. I like how they are moist and squidgy and not cakey like other pancakes.

  17. ~Madeline~ says:

    Yes! I could go for these tomorrow morning with a maple syrup whipped cream. Just like I like my pumpkin pie 😉

  18. Momisodes says:

    Pumpkin? I’m all about pumpkin. I’d visit Starcrack if they sold their pumpkin spice lattes year round.

    I MUST try these pancakes 🙂

    Can’t wait to see more recipes here!

  19. mistie says:

    Pumpkin pancakes are so good! You have to try them with some homeade apple syrup!

  20. Hillary says:

    your post came up when i google searched “pumpkin pancakes,” in search of some yummy recipes to make with my trader joe’s canned pumpkin…lo and behold, you’re hoarding the same delish product! i’m delighted that you call for whole wheat flour, and that i actually have everything in my kitch to make these in the morning. yay!!

  21. Abby Reilly, Serving the Atlanta Area says:

    OK…this sounds yummy so we’re giving it a shot!

  22. Mikella says:

    Hello! I stumbled on your sight while in search of a pumpkin pancake recipe to turn gluten free. They turned out great! I substituted the flour for a gf flour combo (sorghum, brown rice, white rice, tapico) and misread your 2tsp B.Powder for 2TBL B.Powder. I also added brown sugar into the wet ingredients.
    I love your blog! Keep the recipes coming!

  23. andersox says:

    Pumpkin is yum. I tweaked your recipe just a wee bit with 1 t vanilla, 3/4 C raisins and 1/2 C glazed pecans. I top mine with just the barest whiff of whipped cream.

  24. 9loosfranl says:

    So delicious! Yum Yum Yum. If you ever want to give pumpkin waffles a try, check this recipe out, too – http://pumpkinwaffles.wordpress.com/ultimate-pumpkin-waffle-recipe/

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  26. ellejay says:

    how would you suggest making these with fresh pumpkins? how to get the pumpkin in a can consistency from whole pumpkins? i live in germany and pumpkin mass in a can is nowhere to be found and your recipe looks great.

  27. KristenK says:

    Funny you use Trader Joes Pumpkin because I just bought boxed Pumpkin Pancake Mix from Trader Joes. I love their Multi-Grain boxed Pancake Mix so I am anxious to try the Pumpkin Mix tomorrow AM.

  28. FallLover says:

    im so making this on a crisp, fall, saturday morning. i absolutely adore fall! but ive never had pumpkin pancakes! but trust me….i will!!!

  29. linda says:

    I noticed my comments have been deleted. I received no feedback from you. The last I noticed was you have been awaiting moderation.

  30. Sues says:

    Linda- I replied to your email. I’m not sure why you didn’t receive it. But I will paste my original response below:

    To be honest, I don’t know why you’re experiencing such problems with the pancakes. I made them over a year ago and wrote the recipe exactly as I made them. I remember them being delicious and don’t know why yours aren’t coming out if you’re doing the same thing i did!

    If your pancakes are too thick, perhaps you’re simply pouring too much batter? The recipe you copied is the exact one I used, but like I said, I haven’t made them in a year and don’t remember having any problems… But if I make them again any time soon, I will certainly let you know what I experience.

    Of course, there are a million pumpkin pancakes available online, so maybe it would be good to try one of those, but adjust the spices so they’re more like the ones in my recipe? Or maybe try using the Martha Stewart recipe I loosely followed? Hers look pretty thin: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pumpkin-pancakes?autonomy_kw=pumpkin%20pancakes&rsc=header_1

    Sorry I can’t be of more help, but I do remember loving these pancakes.

    Good luck!


  31. meaghan W says:

    They turned out a bit thick for me, just added some more milk

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