Pumpkin Pancakes

28 Sep

This recipe was shared by a friend who takes the lead on elevating breakfast well beyond the mundane. She is a master of taking even good recipes and making them that much better indicated by the multiple markings within her cookbooks.

Fall is just the time to warm up the kitchen with something new. So with no further ado as a Sunday morning awaits these easy, seasonal, incredibly delicious pancakes, here is a new favorite.



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk (* see alternative below)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 15-ounce can of pumpkin
  • Butter
  • Pure Maple Syrup


  1. Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with the buttermilk and vanilla until frothy.
  3. Blend in the pumpkin with a rubber spatula.
  4. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. If the batter seems too thick, add water by the tablespoon to make it spoonable but not runny. (I did not need to add water.)
  5. Preheat a griddle to medium heat and lightly grease with vegetable oil.
  6. Pour 1/3 cup batter to make each 5” pancake.
  7. Cook the pancakes until their top surface has little bubbles, 1 ½-2 minutes, then flip and cook until the second side is golden brown, 1 ½ – 2 minutes longer.
  8. If desired, top with butter while on the griddle so it melts.
  9. Serve with syrup.

* Buttermilk Alternative – to make 1 cup of  buttermilk, put 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup mark with milk. (For above recipe, 1 tablespoon and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vinegar and fill to 1 1/2 cup mark with milk.)

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4 Responses to “Pumpkin Pancakes”

  1. Deborah Finzen September 29, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    Mmmmm looks delicious… Wish I had some now

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. LFFL September 29, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Oh, fall pancakes to love!

  3. Sharon Wadsworth October 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Do you think that Almond milk would work?

    • lbattelle October 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

      Yes I do. I have not tried it but plan to next time I make them. I have used coconut milk though and the pancakes were great. Let me know how yours turn out. Thanks!

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