Let’s get spooky season started with a stack of warm and fluffy pumpkin pancakes? These delightful treats are not only a delicious way to start your day but also a perfect way to celebrate the flavors of autumn. Whether you’re looking for a comforting weekend breakfast or a special brunch option, this pumpkin pancake recipe will have you savoring the essence of fall in every bite.
For these scrumptious pumpkin pancakes, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prepare the Dry Ingredients:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves. Mix well until all the dry ingredients are evenly incorporated.
- Prepare the Wet Ingredients:
- In another bowl, whisk together the canned pumpkin puree, buttermilk, large eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
- Cooking the Pancakes:
- Preheat a griddle or a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly grease it with butter or cooking spray.
- Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, pour the pancake batter onto the griddle to form pancakes. Leave enough space between them to allow for spreading.
- Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip and Cook:
- Carefully flip the pancakes using a spatula and cook the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Transfer the cooked pumpkin pancakes to a serving plate. You can keep them warm in a 200°F (93°C) oven while you cook the remaining pancakes.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, whipped cream, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
- Optional: Get Creative
- You can add chocolate chips, chopped pecans, or if you want to do it my way drizzle a little honey on top!
There’s no better way to welcome the fall season than by indulging in a plate of these fluffy and flavorful pumpkin pancakes. The combination of warm spices and the natural sweetness of pumpkin makes these pancakes a cozy and comforting breakfast option. Whether you enjoy them on a crisp autumn morning or as a special treat during the fall holidays, pumpkin pancakes are sure to become a family favorite. So, gather your ingredients and start flipping those pancakes for a taste of fall in every bite!