Pumpkin Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2009


As promised…

Also I’m planning on making these Pumpkin Soft Pretzels soon!


Option #1
2 cups favorite pancake mix (plus water, or eggs/milk, as indicated on box)
1/2 cup canned or fresh pumpkin
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ginger

Substitution Options:
Substitute 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, allspice and ginger

Option #2 – From scratch
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup white flour
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup milk (I use rice milk!)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 Tbsp oil


1. In mixing bowl, combine pancake mix with water or eggs/milk.  Whisk.  Then whisk in canned pumpkin and water.  Finally, whisk in spices.

1b. Option #2 – In mixing bowl, stir together flours, brown sugar, powder, soda, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Whisk in milk, then pumpkin, then egg and oil.

2. Pour batter in 1/3 cup portions onto griddle.  Let cook until bubbles form.  Flip and let cook another 1-2 minutes.


3. Have a little fun with things!  I’m sorry I have no idea where these molds came from.  They were a Christmas gift to the boys!



4. Serve with butter and syrup.  These taste best with maple syrup, but regular syrup will do the trick too!

**Note: The pumpkin does make these pancakes a little more “dense” that non-pumpkin pancakes.  They will feel and taste heavier than the plain and fluffier pancake.  Don’t be alarmed!  And certainly, don’t be deterred!!!

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann October 15, 2009 at 7:21 am

What a great idea! Will definitely have to make these for the kids this weekend……now what we seem to be able to buy pumpkin again! :)


rachel-asouthernfairytale October 15, 2009 at 7:38 am

These are some of our favorite pancakes! My kids love it when I mix it up for the holidays :-)

CUTE airplane, too!


Tiffany October 15, 2009 at 7:43 am

Those sound great. Love the airplane pancake. I’m doing good if I can get a decent looking Mickey pancake ;-)


Allison October 15, 2009 at 7:53 am

You can buy pancake molds at Williams-Sonoma. :-) We have a set and the ADULTS love them!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 15, 2009 at 9:17 am


Thanks for the heads up Allison! I’ll be on the lookout for some fun adult ones! Airplanes aren’t my thang!!!


sherri October 15, 2009 at 8:21 am

I just made these. They were wonderful! Thank you!


Susie's Homemade October 15, 2009 at 8:24 am

How fun!!


Seth @ Boy Meets Food October 15, 2009 at 8:44 am

One word…Yum!
My sister works for Williams Sonoma as a second job (I think just for the discounts :) ), and she made some of their pumpkin spice waffle mix for us. It was awesome, so I am looking forward to trying these.


Susan@my2boyz October 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

Yummy…my son’s friend’s mom makes Pumpkinpanckes every time he spends the night..he loves them, will make theise tomorrow morning! Thanks!!!!!!! :)


Karen October 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

if you go to walker brother’s pancake house they usually have pumpkin pancakes around this time. yum!


Denise October 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Thanks for remembering!! I will be trying these very soon…

I’m sure you already know this, but I saw somewhere about using an old mustard or ketchup bottle (washed out, of course) for pancakes. You can draw pictures, letters, numbers, etc. with the ketchup bottle that is filled with pancake batter. Haven’t tried it yet, but that’s on my list to do, also!


Ashley October 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I am bookmarking this!

My cousin makes pumpkin waffles, probably with a similar recipe, and she does something special in place of syrup or butter… it’s naughty but it’s sooooo good! She mixes cinnamon in a tub of Cool-whip for dipping! It’d be good on top of pancakes, too. Mmmm…


Patty October 15, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Oh – I have pumpkin that I have to use. These look so good on a Fall morning!


Angie October 16, 2009 at 9:34 am

I just made these for breakfast–they were DELICIOUS and the kids gobbled them up. Thanks for the recipe!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 16, 2009 at 9:48 am


You’re welcome! So glad you enjoyed them :)


clara October 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Made them this weekend and the leftovers are in the freezer for a quick weekend or off to school breakfast. Made apple cider syrup for them and was it ever delicious.


Christine October 18, 2009 at 9:32 am

Made these this morning. Soooooooooo good!!! I’ll be freezing the left overs


Crystal October 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I made these tonight for dinner. Wonderful!!!
I have found my new favorite pancake.


Karen November 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm

These pancakes are wonderful. My son loves them. The recipe made enough so that we could refrigerate and eat the next day.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm


So glad you enjoyed them! I love having them during the fall!


mel November 28, 2009 at 7:26 pm

The BEST pumpkin pancakes we have ever tasted. I added wild organic blueberries to half the batter and they were exceptional. Thanks for posting…this recipe is a keeper!


Stephanie February 25, 2010 at 8:45 am

These were awesome! We had the rare super chilly weather this morning in Miami so I made your from scratch version. Amazing! This is definitely a keeper!


IansMommie April 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm

These pumpkin pancakes are also great with chopped pecans or walnuts in them…..particularly great for my toddler who seems to avoid any form of meat right now, as nuts are a good source of protein. We had them for breakfast this morning….Yummy!


Becky Smith September 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Was looking for a pancake recipe and I loved the pancake molds so much that I tracked them down on amazon immediately. Amco Pancake Molds


Angeline October 31, 2010 at 8:28 am

Cannot wait to make these for my 12 year old who was diagnosed with Diabetes this week; using sugar substitute of couse.


Mary December 11, 2010 at 11:03 am

These were a bit thick for my family’s taste, it made them hard to cook through without burning. I think I’ll add a bit more oil and milk next time.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom December 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Mary – I have found that you have to really whisk the batter well to get some “air” into the batter to keep them fluffier. The pumpkin does make the batter more dense, hence the thickness you experienced. Try whisking more vigorously, for longer…get some good bubbles into the batter. And you might want to whisk each time, just before you pour onto the griddle/skillet.


Kelli @ Lolly Jane October 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

YUM! Just made these for my in-laws visit. Everyone loved them (: TFS!


Dee October 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for sharing your post on pumpkin pancakes. I am going to make these for my kids with the pumpkins that I grew in my square foot garden this year.



Blake October 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I must say this was surprisingly easy! The whole family loved them!


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