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Pumpkin Pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast. They’re completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup!

I can’t get enough pumpkin recipes in the fall! Especially all the yummy pumpkin breakfast recipes, like these perfect Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin Waffles, and especially Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!!

Stack of Pumpkin Pancakes covered with syrup.

Yummy + Easy fall breakfast

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. Now that I’ve converted, I’m all about sharing the delicious fall pumpkin dishes!

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 Pumpkin Pancakes a try. They’re phenomenal!

They have just the right amount of pumpkin and cinnamon. You’ll 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.

How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes

WET INGREDIENTS. Whisk the milk, pumpkin, egg and oil.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a separate large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

COOK. Spray a skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Cook ¼ -⅓ cup of the pancake mixture on the griddle for a few minutes on each side.

When to Flip

When making a new recipe, it’s a good idea to cook a test pancake, and make adjustments. 

  • Flip the pancake when little bubbles appear on the top of the batter, and the edges turn golden. 
  • Once flipped, if it has burn marks, that means the temperature is too high. Make adjustments to the temperature before cooking more.
  • Do not press the pancakes down with a spatula. All that does is flatten it.
Pumpkin pancake batter cooking on griddle.

Recipe Tips

Room temperature. Take your butter and eggs out of the fridge, and measure your milk. Allow the ingredients to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will help all the wet ingredients to combine easier.

Thin batter. If your batter is too runny, and spreads out too much, just add a bit of flour. 

Thick batter. If your batter doesn’t spread at all, and it’s too thick, add a bit more water or milk.

Pumpkin pancakes with Bisquick. Mix together 1 egg, 1½ cups milk, 2 cups Bisquick, ½ cup canned pumpkin, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon all-spice. The batter will be thick, but will cook the same.

Dairy free. For a dairy free version, replace milk with almond milk.

Toppings. Some great toppings to go with these Pumpkin Pancakes: Whipped Cream, toasted pecans or other nuts, jam, chocolate chips, or powdered sugar. 

We especially like to top this off with some butter and maple syrup, or even better – Cinnamon Buttermilk syrup! (see recipe below)

Pumpkin pancakes being made.

Storing info

STORE. These pancakes make great leftovers! Just put them in a Ziploc bag, and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave, or on a baking sheet in the oven.

FREEZE. Place a sheet of wax paper between each pancake and stack together. Place in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Freeze for 1-2 months. Pop them in the toaster for an easy way to reheat them.

Make ahead of time. If you do have company in town, and want to make these ahead of time, we recommend making and freezing them with the above instructions!

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:

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

COMBINE + COOK. Melt butter in a pan on low-medium heat. Add sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon. 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. 😉

Stack of Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with butter and syrup.

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5 from 35 votes

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Pumpkin Pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast. They're completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup!
Servings: 6
Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 12 minutes


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



Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 447mg, Potassium: 423mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 8610IU, Vitamin C: 2.3mg, Calcium: 184mg, Iron: 3.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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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. April says:

    5 stars
    Pumpkin pancakes are one of our favorite breakfasts!!

  2. Toni says:

    5 stars
    This is such an amazing day starter! My family loved it!

  3. Toni says:

    5 stars

  4. Kim says:

    5 stars
    These were the perfect pancakes for a crisp morning here! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Joy says:

    5 stars
    We love these all fall long!! The flavors are so comforting & they are so soft & easy to make!

    1. Mallory says:

      5 stars
      Made these this morning for my little one and I! They are delicious. I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the vegetable oil (I was out) and brown sugar to make them more baby friendly without the sugar. They turned out great! Add a little syrup to mamas and they still have a sweetness to them.

      1. Lil'Luna Team says:

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pancakes and that the substitutions tasted delicious too. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    You do not list the amount. You only list the ingredients. That is no way to cook.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      It’s in the post, in the recipe card 🙂

  7. Jennie says:

    5 stars
    We are big fans of pumpkin spice in our house & These pancakes were on point!! And then you add the amazing buttermilk syrup!!! Incredible!! Thank you!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Love to hear that! Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂

  8. DBC says:

    5 stars
    Before I thinned out the batter for pancakes, I made Pumpkin Waffles and they were awesome!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Glad you liked them! Thank you!

  9. Missy says:

    5 stars
    We have made these a few times this fall and my family loves them. Thanks so much!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Yay!! So, glad! Thank you for trying them & for letting me know. We love them, too 🙂

  10. Nancy says:

    5 stars
    Kristyn, you are a lovely mother of SIX! I saw this recipe for pumpkin pancakes on facebook this morning before breakfast. I had to try it this morning, and luckily I keep canned pumpkin in my pantry all the time. They were wonderful! I did not make the syrup as yet but will try it next time. The only thing I would do next time is add a bit more milk to thin the pancakes a bit. They puffed up quite a bit, but were delicious. My husband liked them too. Thank you for your recipe, I will use it often.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so sweet! Thank you! Yes, adding more milk will definitely thin them out more. Glad you liked them!