Pumpkin Pancakes

I got this recipe from my sister-in-law Sarah who posted it on our sister-in-law blog, and I am not sure where it originates from but regardless, it is DELICIOUS!  I love pumpkin and the season is coming up for it, so you will definitely have to try out these amazing pumpkin pancakes!


3 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt 
2 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4. tsp. ginger 
2 T brown sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
2 1/2 cup sour milk* (more or less depending on moistness of pumpkin)
3 eggs

1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl, making a hole in the center.
2. Add pumpkin puree, sour milk, eggs to center of bowl, and mix gently. Do not overmix. If batter is a bit stiff, add a little water until it can easily be spooned onto a hot lightly greased griddle.
3. Let pancakes bake until bubbles pop in the top, then flip—just one time. Do not press down—you want these to be light and airy!
4. Serve with your choice of whipped cream, syrup, and strawberries…or you could go the sweet route and top them with a vanilla glaze.

*Sour milk…this can be in any form: buttermilk, raw milk that has soured (not pasteurized milk), 1 tablespoon plain yogurt + water to make 1 cup, 1 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar + milk to make 1 cup, 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice + milk to 1 cup. Let stand to clabber for 5 minutes before using.


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  1. Emily Joyce

    I love pumpkin, and pancakes! I made them from a mix once, but I'll have to try this recipe!

  2. Gloria

    This pancakes are amazing!! gloria

  3. Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart


  4. Shore Girl

    Oh my these look wonderful! Bookmarking this for sure!

  5. Chels

    I love pumpkin pancakes!! I've got an amish pumpkin pancake recipe on my blog and it's delish!

  6. DJ Rose

    These look YUM. Question for you. We are a dairy free home (two out of five are allergic). Do you think lemon juice with rice milk would work?

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. SortaSuperMom

    Mmmmm... those sound AMAZING! I'm seriously bookmarking your page RIGHT NOW, lol.

    I found you off VB and I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for an award. You can check it out @ http://confessionsfromboystown.blogspot.com/2011/07/butterfly-award.html.

    Also, I wanted to highlight you and your blog in a future post for a section I do on mine called 'Saturday Shout-outs'. Each week I highlight a great writer- like yourself. My hope is that it will not only bring more readership to both of our blogs, but that we can learn a little more about each other.

    If you're interested, please email me at asoto0703 at gmail.com.

    Talk to you soon!

    ~Amber 'SortaSuperMom' @ http://confessionsfromboystown.blogspot.com/

  8. Erin

    Yum, you have a beautiful site. I will be stopping by for recipes! I'm your newest follower!

  9. Jill

    I love pumpkin and never thought of making pancakes with them! Great idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. The Ellis'

    I'm finally back to the blogging world! These look so good! They make me so excited for fall!

  11. Amy J. and Tiffanie A.

    The word "pumpkin" puts me in fall mode!! Too bad it is a 110 degrees and no where near fall for me! I have booked mark this recipe to make for my boyfriend come fall. I love love love how yummy it looks!

  12. OhioMomPatriot

    This will be a yummy way to use the pumpkins in the garden. Thanks for sharing!

  13. NJ

    ahhh I can't wait to make these! They're on my board in Pinterest now :)

  14. Ali

    These are the cutest little pancakes. I pinned and stumbled them a few days ago. Thanks for the great recipe :)

    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

  15. Georgia

    my favorite time of the WHOLE YEAR is when IHOP has their pumpkin pancakes. Will be trying these!

  16. zaylyn

    I am already a follower and thank you for the nice comment and following back. All your food looks totally amazing! These pumpkin pancakes really look good since it's breakfast time. I would love to try and make these. It's funny you look a lot like my sister. She lives in Columbus, Ohio and is a hairdresser.

  17. Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker

    These look very yummy!

    I would love for you to share them at my Blog Stalking Thursday Linky Party!

  18. Kathryn Michelle Jenkins

    ok delicious! I will have to try these this coming fall, it will be perfect in october for our halloween festivities. love the idea.


  19. The Tootsie Wootsie

    I have bookmarked this! looks delish!

    Come link it over at my WOOTY WOOT WOOT party!

  20. the cape on the corner

    oh my gosh, i SO want this for fall! yums!

  21. The Answer Is Chocolate

    Never thought about pancakes. My husband loves pumpkin pie and he loves pancakes so.....

  22. Maria

    Hi! I found your blog through Seasonal Saturday and I was so glad to see a kindred pumpkin loving spirit! :) I cannot wait until September when I will start making pumpkin recipes. These look amazing.

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

  23. Jami

    Can't wait to give these a try! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party! Smiles!Jamiwww.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

  24. Allisa and Nicholas

    I linked over via Flamingo Toes and looked at your awesome lasagna roll ups. Then the next link I looked at was you pancakes. I obviously like your style. Thanks for sharing.http://aandnblackburn.blogspot.com/

  25. Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com)

    Oh yummy! I love all things pumpkin! These make me giddy for fall (:

  26. Multi-talented Mama

    How many pancakes does this make? They sound amazing!!

  27. Jamin, Margaret & Elena

    @ DJ Rose, The lemon is just to sour the cow's milk. It won't sour rice milk. You can just add rice milk as is or any other kind of milk. I like to cook with coconut milk (unflavored) though, it has a thicker consistency.

  28. Jessica Hardy

    How many pancakes does this make?

  29. KAT

    I made these last night, they were delish! Four out of the five people in my household had them and asked for seconds...the recipe made a big batch so I froze the rest...yummy pancakes whenever I want!

  30. Michelle T

    Made these for dinner last night. My two kids LOVED them. After reading other comments, I did half all the ingredients. Never again, as everyone at the table was wanting more. Thanks for a great family recipe.

  31. Liv

    A friend of mine made pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup. It was delicious! I'll have to try these

  32. Vanessa

    I don't know what sort of culinary wizardry you're playing with, but I just made this recipe as a waffle (as I tend to do) and they were the fluffiest waffles to ever come out of my kitchen! Amazingly yum!

  33. d

    Oh my gosh! These were amazing!! What a wonderful breakfast treat. So light and yummy. Thanks for posting. Now to try them as waffles.

  34. Nell

    We just had these delightful pancakes for my birthday breakfast! Perfect blend of spices that tasted of fall but not overpowering, and I love buttermilk in pancakes because it makes them so tender and light. Enjoyed immensely!

  35. Jodi

    I tried these and must have done something wrong. I followed the recipe exactly except for the sour milk which I didn't have. I used coconut milk instead. The middles refused to cook and the outsides (only edible part) had zero flavor. I even tried adding sugar, and watering down the batter and still no luck, insides would NOT cook. I made a recipe last year that was amazing and was hoping this one was similar, but not even close. They were terrible. :-/

  36. Jessie

    Yum! These were really great pumpkin pancakes! I didn't have quite enough pumpkin, so I thinned out the batter with a bit of milk and they turned out great. We added chocolate chips to some of them with great results! :)