Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes are soft and fluffy and full of pumpkin spice flavor!

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

One of my favorite things about pumpkin is that it can be used in such a variety of recipes. It’s wonderful in cookies and breads of course, but it’s also delicious in breakfast form – like in these pumpkin spice pancakes. (It could be argued that these actually are very dessert-like, but you’ll be happier if you don’t think about that and just enjoy them for breakfast). These pancakes are fun and unique and perfect for a leisurely Fall morning.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Hopefully you can see from the pictures that these pancakes are of the thick and fluffy variety. Normally I prefer thinner pancakes, but the flavor of these is so absolutely delicious that I wouldn’t take these any other way. The Fall spices really shine through and combine perfectly with the subtle pumpkin flavor. These are a fun variation on a traditional recipe and a great way to spice up an ordinary morning.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Yield: Makes 14-18 small pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes are soft and fluffy and full of pumpkin spice flavor!


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter


Whisk together flour, salt, spices, sugar and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, pumpkin and vegetable oil or melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Don’t worry if it's still a little lumpy.

Let the batter sit for 10 minutes while you heat the skillet. Over low-medium heat melt a tablespoon of butter. Once the skillet is hot, add about 1/3 cup scoop of batter to the pan. Let cook until bubbles begin to form on the top surface and bottom is lightly browned. Carefully flip with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown, a couple minutes more.

Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar or with maple syrup.

adapted from Joy the Baker, originally from Martha Stewart

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  1. Yum! I will try anything with pumpkin in it!! And for breakfast?? Sign me up.

  2. These look so pretty! And delicious. Yum.

  3. oh my gosh, those look amazing!

  4. These look DELICIOUS! Lovely photography, as always 🙂 Good job Megan!

  5. Thick and fluffy is just how I like my pancakes. The flavor sounds delicious.

  6. Mmm I love pancakes! I-Hop should add your recipe to their menu–these look fantastic!

  7. These look yummy, Megan! I do love a good pumpkin pancake 🙂

  8. These look so great! I can't wait to bulk cook them for my freezer and enjoy for weeks.

  9. These look so great! I can't wait to bulk cook them for my freezer and enjoy for weeks.

  10. Oh those look wonderful! I wish I had a big plate of them right now!! YUM!

  11. Mm..how interesting! never tried ~

  12. Everyone has been making pancakes lately and it has me wondering why in the world I haven't been!?
    Silly me.

  13. These pancakes look delicious and perfect for tomorrow morning! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. I really love this idea! I think I will modify my favorite pancake recipe and add pumpkin to it. Thanks!

  15. I love pumpkin anything! I make pumpkin pancakes about every other week this time of year — for dinner! 🙂

  16. this pancakes looks gorgeous!… perfect breakfast for the weekend. thanks for sharing this. have a lovely weekend.

  17. These look absolutely perfect. Now I know what I am making for brunch tomorrow 🙂

  18. I have yet to try this, but I need too

  19. I keep trying to stumble this wonderful post and keep getting an error message. (shaking fist at stumbleupon!)

    Great job!

  20. These are definitely making my mouth water! Yum!

  21. That last picture stole my heart 🙂

  22. Just found what I'll be having for breakfast tomorrow! and possibly Sunday too…

  23. perfect weekend breakfast!

  24. I think I've made the same pancakes. Love them for all the cooler months!

  25. These look delicious, Megan! We make pancakes for breakfast every Saturday morning, and lately my request has been Pumpkin-Pecan.

  26. I think pancakes must be the only way I haven't eaten pumpkin! Scrumptious! These are getting made for breakfast this weekend.

  27. mmm, these look like the perfect fall pancakes! yum yum yum.

  28. We are eating these on our Thanksgiving Week of Fun school activities.

  29. flavourful pancakes

  30. I've GOT to make these! They sound (and look) delicious. Going to make them Thanksgiving morning. Won't everyone be surprised??

  31. Yum yum! These look really good Megan! I'm so into putting pumpkin in everything right now. Adding it to pancakes sounds like a perfect addition.

  32. That sounds so good! I think I'll have to try these next weekend!

  33. Yummm! These look sooo good. Definitely a perfect Fall breakfast dish.

  34. I've so been craving pumpkin pancakes…these look so perfect!

  35. I'm so used to cracking open a box of pancake mix, because I am far from a morning person. But these look so good, I may have to try the recipe!

  36. I'm so used to cracking open a box of pancake mix, because I am far from a morning person. But these look so good, I may have to try the recipe!

  37. i love pumpkin but i don't think i've ever had pumpkin pancakes. must try this soon!

  38. Ooh, must try! I've been obsessing at the thought of pumpkin pancakes lately, and this looks like a promising version.

    Recently I ate a delicious crepe filled with ricotta cheese, applesauce, and cinnamon, and I'm determined to try that as a kind of filling between layers of pumpkin pancakes. Think it would work? (I figure even if it fails, it would have to be a pretty tasty failure!)

  39. Those look so delicious! Perfect for the holidays!

  40. Perfect! I have been trying all sorts of Pumpkin Pancake recipes and they are all the thinner kind. I like a good tall, fluffy pancake….going to try this thanks!

  41. Love these pancakes… I wish I had a nice stack of them for breakfast this morning!

  42. Tara – I definitely think that would work! Your idea sounds delicious 🙂

  43. Megan, I made these for breakfast this morning but add some flax and mini chocolate chips, they were great:)thanks

  44. Suzanna – Glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping back to let me know – your additions sound delicious!

  45. These look AMAZING! And I have a ton of leftover pumpkin post-Turkey Day

  46. making these for the gang (my 3 granddaughters.Denise,Janise,ans Shaylynn…ages 15,14 and 3….thanks Megan…mike b

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