Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

I have fond memories of trips to the neighborhood IHOP. Dad and I would go together when I was little, and I’d proudly order a hot chocolate and a funny face pancake. If you haven’t gotten to experience the wonder of a funny face pancake, it’s a large chocolate pancake with whipped cream dollops to form eyes, nose, and a smile with two cherry halves positioned as eyeballs. Turns out they don’t let just anyone order the funny face. In college, I tried ordering one and was denied because I wasn’t “age 12 or under.” I died a little that day.

So, I was forced to move on from ordering my beloved nostalgic funny face. Enter: these pumpkin pancakes. These spiced pancakes are a seasonal favorite of mine. The amount of pumpkin is not overbearing and is the perfect companion to the cinnamon. Top yours with syrup, powdered sugar, or even whipped cream. No one will stop you from making a funny face! These pumpkin pancakes are a quick and easy way to start a blustery day.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 18 min.


1 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg


In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, pumpkin, butter, vanilla, and egg together.

Wet Ingredients

Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until completely combined.


Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high (350°) and butter skillet lightly. Spoon 1/4 cup batter and spread batter thin to about a 6″ circle. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook other side for 3 minutes.

Serve warm with maple syrup and powdered sugar.

Makes 10 pancakes


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Comments (8)

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl 5 years ago Reply

    These look incredible! Love pumpkin pancakes!

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Liz! They are delicious!

  • terrid614 5 years ago Reply

    hi! quick question. whole wheat pastry flour? is this something special or is there something i need to do, to regular whole wheat flour? thanks! cant wait to try them!!!

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Hi there! Yes, you can find whole wheat pastry flour at Whole Foods. I am sure regular whole wheat flour would work, but since we haven’t tried that I didn’t want to post it. If you try, let us know how they turn out. Thanks for the comment!

  • Nikki 5 years ago Reply

    I really am not a fan of the pumpkin, but I make pumpkin-filled items for my friends (because I love them) and these pancakes looks delicious and moist. A little hit of real maple syrup & butter… I may be a convert!

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Nikki, you’re such a good friend to make pumpkin things for your buddies! Can we be friends for real? 🙂

  • karen 4 years ago Reply

    always love your posts. def going to try these pumpkin pancakes!

    The Newlywed Chefs 4 years ago Reply

    Thanks for being a loyal reader, Karen! Hope you enjoy these pancakes.

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