Pumpkin Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast!! They’re soft, full of fall flavor, and completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup. Luckily, this pumpkin pancake recipe is as easy as it is tasty!

I can’t get enough pumpkin recipes in the fall! Especially all the yummy pumpkin breakfast recipes. I’ve been craving these pancakes, pumpkin waffles, and especially pumpkin cinnamon rolls!!

Stack of Pumpkin Pancakes covered with syrup

Yummy + Easy pumpkin pancakes

I love pancakes, and I love pumpkin, so sharing a Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is just inevitable. Like I’ve shared before, I haven’t always been a fan of pumpkin-flavored recipes, but now that I’ve converted, I’m all about sharing the delicious fall pumpkin dishes with you guys.

We tried these amazing Pumpkin Spice Pancakes back in July and couldn’t believe how soft and delicious they were. They had just the right amount of pumpkin and cinnamon that made you want to eat a stack without even knowing it. They’re quick too.

We’ve realized you can’t beat soft, super tasty Pumpkin Pancakes in minutes! We especially like to serve these for the holidays when we have company in town.

Pumpkin Pancake Mix in a measuring cup

Pumpkin Pancake Ingredients

Most know that pumpkin and cinnamon go hand in hand. Along with those ingredients you’ll need a few others to make this recipe, but I promise you won’t regret giving these pancakes a try. They’re phenomenal! Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these pumpkin pancakes:

  • milk
  • pumpkin puree
  • egg
  • vegetable oil
  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • salt

Pumpkin Pancakes cooking on a griddle

How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes

Begin by mixing the milk, pumpkin, egg and oil. You’ll mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then combine the two.

You’ll mix this until it’s just combined and then cook ¼ – ⅓ cup of the pancake mixture on the griddle for a few minutes on each side.

How to make pumpkin pancakes with Bisquick? Just mix together 1 egg, 1 ½ cups milk, 2 cups Bisquick, ½ cup canned pumpkin, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspon all-spice. The batter will be thick but will cook the same.

Leftovers: These pancakes make great leftovers! Just put them in a ziplock bag and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat them in the microwave.

Or, freeze them by placing a sheet of wax paper between each pancake and stack together. Then, place in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze for 1-2 months. Pop them in the toaster for an easy way to reheat them.

Toppings: Some great toppings to go with these Pumpkin Pancakes are whipped cream, nuts, jam, chocolate chips, or powdered sugar. 

We especially like to top this off with some butter and syrup or even better – Cinnamon Buttermilk syrup!

MAKING AHEAD + STORING: If you do have company in town, and want to make these ahead of time, we recommend making them and freezing them. Just add pieces of wax paper in between and FREEZE, and then REHEAT when you’re ready.

Stack of Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with butter and syrup

Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup

For this recipe, regular syrup would be great but we knew it would be even better with buttermilk syrup (have you tried it before?? AMAZING!!)

With the fall flavors, I added a little bit of cinnamon to the syrup and the result was out of this world. Here is the recipe for that:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or for a substitute we do ½ cup milk with 1 tsp. lemon juice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Melt butter in a pan on low-medium heat. Add sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon and mix well. Add baking soda and stir until all combined.

I honestly am not sure if you can find a more delicious fall-flavored breakfast recipe than this one. I really think you’ll love this recipe because even the non-pumpkin lovers in the family were devouring these guys. 😉

For more pumpkin breakfast recipes, check out:

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

5 from 18 votes
These pumpkin pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast!! They're soft, full of fall flavor, and completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Mix together milk. Pumpkin, egg and oil in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir just enough to combine.
  • Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan over medium/high heat.
  • Scoop about ¼ - ⅓ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
  • Serve with cinnamon buttermilk syrup and ENJOY!


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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. These pancakes are thick, airy and fluffy. Moist and soft, just like the name. The flavor is delicious. My son and husband “don’t like pumpkin”, but they love these. Highly recommend. I had to add a little more milk, which is typical for pancakes made from scratch.

    1. Thank you!! I’m so happy to hear you loved the pumpkin pancakes. Yes, and depending on how thick you like your pancakes, the milk can be added a little more too. Thanks for sharing!

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