Introduction: Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make pumpkin pancakes from scratch. This homemade pumpkin pancake recipe is so yummy. It happens to be made with fresh homemade pumpkin puree, although it certainly can be made with canned pumpkin puree. I love all things pumpkin! If you are a fan of pumpkin and pancakes, give these homemade pumpkin pancakes a try. They are so easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it! Let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder (6g)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (3g)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (2g)
  • 1/4 tsp.ground nutmeg (1g) optional
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger (1g) optional
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup of milk (177ml)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted (26g)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (2ml)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50g)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, canned or homemade (approx. 125g)


  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Cooking spray, oil, or butter
  • Skillet or pancake griddle

Step 2: Dry Ingredients

Begin by whisking together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and ginger. You may also use a sifter if you like.

Step 3: Wet Ingredients

In a separate large bowl whisk together the egg and milk. Then melt the butter and add that and the vanilla extract and whisk. Then add the sugar and storebought or homemade pumpkin puree and whisk until well combined.

Step 4: Finish the Pumpkin Pancake Batter

Now dump the dry ingredient mixture into the large bowl with the batter and whisk until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. And just like that, the pumpkin pancakes batter is ready to go. Super easy right?

You may add additional milk to get a runnier consistency, for a slightly thinner pancake. I will sometimes add 2 to 3 more tablespoons worth of milk.

Step 5: Cook the Pancakes

Heat a skillet on medium heat or a pancake griddle to 350 F/176 C. Spray it with cooking spray, use a bit of butter, or oil. Pour about a 1/3 cup worth of batter in the middle of the skillet. Cook it for about a minute or so until the edges get a bit dull and a few bubbles show up on the top. Flip it over with a spatula and cook the other side for 30 seconds or so until nice and golden brown. Cooking times will vary depending on the pan, etc.

Place the pancake on a plate, and finish with the rest of them. If you have a large family a pancake electric griddle is worth having.

This recipe makes 6 to 8 pancakes depending on the size. I usually get 8 pancakes from 1/3 cup amounts of batter.

Step 6: Serve the Pumpkin Pancakes

Serve up those pumpkin pancakes with your favorite toppings. I love adding butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

You can print the recipe here if you like. :)

Step 7: Video Tutorial

Now check out those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)