Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes Perfect for Fall Weather

Would anyone be adverse to changing the name of Fall to Pumpkin season? I mean really, pumpkin is the best part of Fall. Though to be fair there a few other things I love about Fall, like apple picking, changing leaves, sweaters, scarves, and all things crunchy on the ground. Anyone else go out of their way to step on crunchy leaves and branches? It’s one of my favorite things! And these pumpkin pancakes are the perfect way to start your Fall day!

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

I don’t love pancakes as much as everyone else seems to. Don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes. Who wouldn’t love cake from a pan? I guess I should say, I don’t love pancakes as much as my kids and husband love pancakes. When my kids find out I’m making pancakes in the morning, you’d think I said they’d get a special toy with their breakfast.

My favorite pancake recipe to date is these fluffy pancakes from Food Network, so I figured since it’s Fall Pumpkin season I’d ‘pumpkinize’ what was already delicious, to be even more amazing! And they were! Though I’ve never met a recipe that wasn’t enhanced by pumpkin.

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes Perfect for Fall Weather

These fluffy pumpkin pancakes are so thick and dreamy, they will make you feel like a kid again. They will make that love of pancakes come rushing back to you, while making you experience that warm Fall feeling. You can serve these with apple butter and warm maple syrup or simply with butter. They are the perfect way to start your day!

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes Perfect for Fall Weather

I used canned pumpkin for this recipe, but you could use fresh pumpkin puree from a sugar pumpkins, though according to Forbes, canned is better. I’ve used both and honestly I don’t know if I’d say canned is better, but it sure is easier.

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 ¼ cups milk
1 large egg yolk, plus 3 egg whites

½ cup pumpkin puree
4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl whisk the flour, confectioners’ sugar, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and salt
  2. In a separate medium bowl whisk the milk, egg yolk, butter, vanilla, and pumpkin puree until combined.
  3. In another separate large bowl, beat the egg whites with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form
  4. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture using a rubber spatula until just combined (don’t overmix).
  5. Stir in ⅓ of the egg whites into the mixture and then gently fold in the rest until just combined (don’t mix too much or you’ll deflate the egg whites).
  6. Using a large skillet or griddle, pour ¼ cup of batter and heat until bubbly, flip and cook until golden brown
  7. Devour!

What do you say, are you up for the season rename? Do you love pancakes, or do you love pancakes?

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    • Laura Hayden
    • October 2, 2017

    OK, I’m drooling, these look so good! I am definitely not pancakes biggest fan! But I can go for pumpkin everything every day! There are going on my list for Fall finds!

    1. Reply

      This will definitely hit the spot if you are craving pumpkin. I am at that point in the season where I crave everything pumpkin flavored! I’m making some pumpkin chili this week! Let me know if you try these!
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    • Georgia Lane
    • October 2, 2017

    I love love love pancakes. I could eat them for every meal. And I love pumpkin pancakes! I get them at IHop almost every weekend in the Fall.

    1. Reply

      You will definitely love these Georgia! You can add some caramel, whipped cream, and chopped nuts to make them more like pumpkin pie! Is anyone else drooling right now?

    • Lucy Oliver
    • October 2, 2017

    Unpopular opinion here, I hate pancakes. I can’t stand them, give me oatmeal, cereal, or French toast any day. French toast, eggs, and bacon is my go to comfort breakfast. Pancakes are just too sweet for my taste. These look delicious though, as far as pancakes can look delicious 😉

    1. Reply

      No judgement here, Lucy, French toast is great! Whenever my husband goes out to breakfast, he always gets french toast. I need good French toast recipe, I literally never make it at home.

    2. Reply

      Hi Lucy,

      My husband hates pancakes. Has terrible memories of growing up and pancakes for dinner when the griddle was a tad too hot so the pancakes were burned on the outside and gooey in the middle. Then they used the jug of syrup and he said ‘as a little kid trying to pour that, you’d just get too much’ so the burned yet gooey pancake would be drowning in the watered-down syrup. Luckily, I have kiddos that like pancakes so maybe I can try this recipe!

        • MommaBear
        • October 18, 2017

        Jeez, that sounds awful! My dad used to make pancakes, when I was little, that were so black, they were actually shiny. And they were bitter as all get out. When I got older and learned to make my own pancakes, I was like whoa! what a difference! My brothers and I joke about it all the time. What the heck was that guy thinking!

  1. Reply

    I’ve never have made pumpkin pancakes. May need to try this.

      • MommaBear
      • October 3, 2017

      I hope you do, they are delicious! Let me know if you give them a shot! ☕️

  2. Reply

    Just pinned this for later! Thanks so much for sharing these look amazing!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Cortne! I really hope you enjoy them! They are a family favorite around here!

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