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. 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.

  2. SortaSuperMom

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

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  3. 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!

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. @ 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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. :-/

  14. 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! :)