Pumpkin Pancakes

Folks, here we go. Summer is definitely my favorite season, but fall is a very close second and it is almost here. Today is the first day it actually started to feel a little cooler and it put me in the mood to make a fall inspired brunch. I know it’s cliche and “basic” as the kids say, but this time of year I am all about pumpkin flavored anything. So I decided to make the most amazing pumpkin pancakes. It is a really easy batter to put together!

The egg whites all whipped up. They make the pumpkin pancakes so fluffy!
The most important part of the batter was the eggs. I separated out the egg whites and whipped them up until they were like fluffy clouds. That one step made the pumpkin pancakes so incredibly airy.
The luscious batter for the pumpkin pancakes all done.
I whisked my wet ingredients into my dry ingredients before I folded in those fluffy egg whites. That was all it took to make the yummy batter. Since I wanted the gluten to relax, I rested the batter for 30 minutes. That way the pumpkin pancakes would become even more tender.
The pumpkin pancakes cooking away on the griddle!
Once the batter rested, it was time to get out my trusty griddle. I use it so much and it has never failed me. It took about 3-4 minutes on each side for the pumpkin pancakes to become puffy and golden.

With the size that I made these pancakes the batter yielded 12. So I cooked them in 2 batches of 6. I plated them as I cooked them with syrup and toasted walnuts on top. When Marc and I dug in, it was like fall on a plate. These pumpkin pancakes were so fluffy and moist, with that incredible pumpkin spiced flavor. The walnuts added a great crunch to them to bring it all together into a perfect bite. Fall is coming and I couldn’t be happier! Hope you love them too. xoxo

Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Pancakes


5 from 1 vote
Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
48 mins

These pumpkin pancakes are so fluffy and full of great fall flavor. They are truly an incredible brunch favorite!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pancakes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 whole eggs yolks separated from the whites
  • chopped walnuts toasted, as needed for topping
  • maple syrup as needed for topping
  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl whisk together the milk, pumpkin, vanilla and separated egg yolks. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and gently whisk it all together until just combined into a thick batter.
  2. With either a hand mixer or a stand mixer, whip up the egg whites until they are fluffy and form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the pumpkin pancake batter with a spatula. Cover the finished batter and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. When the batter is done resting, pre-heat an electric griddle to 325 degrees and lightly grease it with a pat of butter. Scoop the pancake batter onto the griddle in the size you desire and let them get golden for 3-4 minutes on the first side. Then flip them to cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side until golden and fluffy.
  4. When the pancakes are done cooking, just plate them up and top them with chopped toasted walnuts and maple syrup! These pancakes are the perfect Fall brunch.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (3 pancakes)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.1g8%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 386mg17%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 49.8g17%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 32.3g36%
Protein 8.9g18%
Calcium 312mg31%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


These pumpkin pancakes are so fluffy and full of great fall flavor. They are truly an incredible brunch favorite! #pancakes #pumpkin #breakfast #brunch #pumpkinpancakes #jeanieandluluskitchen

4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pancakes”

  1. This was our SECOND course at Chez Suznovich yesterday, and they were light and fluffy…after gorging myself on 2 helpings of Leigh’s Breakfast casserole I was still able to eat 2 of these incredible pancakes….the pumpkin flavor was PERFECT and I should know, I’m OBSESSED with pumpkin!

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