Pumpkin Pancakes Make a Fun Fall Breakfast

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Pumpkin Pancakes #pumpkin #pancakesGrab the griddles and the spatula because you’re going to want to flip these Pumpkin Pancakes for the family!  They are one of our favorite fall breakfast recipes and with pumpkin found here, there and everywhere; why not add it to the breakfast table?  After all there’s a whole lot of healthy benefits to adding pumpkin into recipes and our menus; at the end of this post I will give you a link to learn more.

I’ve added a bit of brown sugar into the batter.  The brown sugar and vanilla extract work together to sweeten these pancakes enough that it eliminates the need for any syrup.  As a mom what this did for me is eliminate the sticky mess and control the amount of sugar we used when making pancakes, because the amount of syrup used by one of my kids, I won’t say who, could occasionally get out of control when I wasn’t looking (ha, ha).

What I also love about pumpkin pancakes is that they can be part of a ‘make ahead’ plan for busy weekdays (see below).

What’s needed for Pumpkin Pancakes?

1 large egg
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup low fat milk
1/3 cup brown sugar, light
½ cup 100% pumpkin
3 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons baking powder
Chocolate chips (dark)

Mix the egg, flour, milk, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract and baking powder together with an electric mixer or hand whisk. 

Over medium to low heat, cook the pancakes on a coated griddle by using butter or cooking spray.   Flip and cook the other side. 

Once the pancakes have finished cooking, let the kiddos add the dark chocolate chips by pushing the point into the pancakes to create a silly, fun pumpkin face.

Here is a printable recipe card for the basic recipe, but read below and grab some of my extra tips!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, light
  • ½ cup 100% pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Chocolate chips (dark), optional

Instructions

Mix the egg, flour, milk, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract and baking powder together with an electric mixer or hand whisk. 

Over medium to low heat, cook the pancakes on a coated griddle by using butter or cooking spray.   Flip and cook the other side. 

Once the pancakes have finished cooking, let the kiddos add the dark chocolate chips by pushing the point into the pancakes to create a silly, fun pumpkin face.

More on making Pumpkin Pancakes:

Adding in whole grains: Try making your pumpkin pancakes with 1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour.  You may need to add  some extra milk to the mix as the whole wheat is drier.  Start by adding 1 tablespoon at a time until you achieve the desired consistency.

Gluten Free:  Substitute the flour with a 1 to 1 gluten free flour substitute.

Want a topping?  Try serving the pancakes with a yogurt sauce drizzle instead of syrup by mixing 3 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey together.

Mini Fun!  Make mini pumpkin pancakes and put them on the candy/cake pop sticks.  The kids can make faces with mini morsels.

Make ahead plan: Make Pumpkin Pancakes on the weekend and let them cool completely.  Wrap each individual pancake in parchment paper or waxed paper.  Place the wrapped pancakes into a freezer container or freezer bag and freeze them.  When you need them during the week, simply pop them into the toaster (don’t bother with the microwave, they will be a bit soggy if you do).

Lessons for the kiddos in making Pumpkin Pancakes;

  • stovetop/griddle safety
  • whisking
  • mixing
  • pancake flipping

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Want to add more pumpkin into your fall?  Check out my Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe = Yum! Yum!  It’s another easy make ahead breakfast recipe.  Grab this recipe by clicking here.

Want to learn more on the health benefits of pumpkin?  Click here to learn more about the nutritional benefits of pumpkin.

Cheers to Better Bites and Pumpkin Pancakes ~ Jodie

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25 Comments on “Pumpkin Pancakes Make a Fun Fall Breakfast”

  1. We love pumpkin pancakes in our house. Love making a huge batch and freezing the extras. The chocolate chips are too cute. I think my daughter would love if I did that as a surprise.

    1. Ditto here :)! They’re great in a smaller size on a cake pop stick too – when I do that my daughter doesn’t like to use syrup = win-win! Enjoy…. ~ jodie

    1. It’s a must try to add to your pumpkin recipes; it’s one of our favs. Have a GREAT fall ~ jodie

    1. And, I’ve never had a pumpkin scone – I’m going to have make some 🙂 and now I’m hungry – lol! Thanks for stopping by xo ~ jodie

  2. I would love these! I’m not real sure how they would go down with my fussy people, I was told not to make banana pancakes again a few weeks back!!

    1. LOL! My youngest is my picky one….I sometimes make these in a smaller version w mini chocolate chips & put the pumpkin pancakes on a stick, for some reason with my picky eater a stick, a straw or even an umbrella in a healthy smoothie often did the trick :). Maybe it will work for you too?!?!?! They are all so different….

    1. THANK YOU so much for the feature! I’m slow in responding here, but completely appreciate it, hope the kids enjoyed and did add a link back to your site on this post :). Have a great wrap up to the week….

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