Helping Hands in the Kitchen: Pumpkin Pancakes

Stack of fluffy pumpkin pancakes topped with butter and syrup, served on a plate on a blue, wooden table. The pancakes are golden brown and have visible pieces of pumpkin and spices. A fork is placed next to the plate.

Pumpkin pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat for chilly fall mornings. The warm and cozy flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon make these pancakes a delicious and comforting way to start your day. Whether you’re looking for a festive brunch dish or just a tasty twist on your usual pancake recipe, these pumpkin pancakes are sure to be a hit. Plus, they’re easy to make and can be customized with your favorite toppings to suit your taste preferences. Get ready to enjoy a stack of fluffy, flavorful pumpkin pancakes that will make your taste buds dance with delight.

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Medium skillet. spatula, large bowl, whisk, can opener, measuring cup, measuring spoon, and a medium bowl.

SERVES 6 (2 ea)


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk (or milk alternative)
  • 2 ea eggs
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice), and salt. Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, milk (or milk alternative), eggs, and maple syrup. Add the flour mixture and whisk until smooth. If the batter seems too thick, add 1 or 2 more tbsp of milk. Do not over-mix. 
  3. In a nonstick pan over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp of butter. Add about ¼ c. of batter into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes until the puffy and bubbles form on the surface. Flip and cook until the bottom is golden, about 1 minute. Continue working in batches, melting the butter and using the remaining batter. 
  4. Serve immediately topped with maple syrup, fresh fruit, or Greek yogurt.


Pumpkin Pancakes
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving & % Daily Value*
Calories: 218kcal 11%
Total Fat: 6.1g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 9%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 72.9mg 24%
Sodium 448.3mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 33.5g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7.2g
Protein 6.7g 13%
Vitamin A 68%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 16%
Iron 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Pumpkins are great, helping to support eye and vision health. They contain vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many antioxidants and other nutrients that can help reduce age-associated vision problems.

Maple Syrup contains numerous antioxidants, which help to fight inflammation and protects against cell damage. When shopping for maple syrup, it is best to choose a darker 100% pure maple syrup, which is more likely to have more nutrients than the lighter types. 

Left: A lot of pumpkins
Right: A woman pouring maple syrup over a stack of fluffy pancakes.

Recipe provided by Kelley Robertson
Maryland University of Integrative Health