Pumpkin Pancakes

Who loves Pancakes?  Me!  Me!  If you have been following me for a while you know I like to experiment with different pancake recipes and fun pancake shapes.  I especially like it because my family loves to have breakfast for dinner sometimes.  So recently with the onset of some Fall like weather, we whipped up these Pumpkin Pancakes.  We even made them with pumpkin to make them more authentic and fun.

Pumpkin-Pancake-recipe the idea room

We used a recipe from Allrecipes and it was really good!  Or you can just whip up some good old Pancake mix and make them pumpkin shaped rather than pumpkin flavored!

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Separate batter into two bowls.  Add 3/4 of the batter to one and 1/4 to the other.  Color the larger bowl orange and the smaller bowl green. 
  3. Pour or scoop the orange batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Pour into a pumpkin shape.  Then add a small bit of green batter to the top to make the stem.  Brown on both sides and then remove from pan.  Quickly add chocolate chips to make the pumpkin face.


I served them up with some yummy Buttermilk Syrup!  So easy to make and yet so good!

Buttermilk Syrup

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, and buttermilk. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Stir, and the mixture will become thick and bubbly.


And…if you are looking for some more pancake fun you might want to give these other pancake recipes a try:

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Watermelon Pancakes


Whole Wheat Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes

Fourth of July Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1

    These look super cute AND delicious!

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    Natalie Lloyd says:

    You HAVE to check out http://www.jimspancakes.com!! He doesn’t change up the recipe all that much, but he does occasionally use food coloring, and he definitely experiments with some UH-MAZE-ZING shapes! Enjoy!!

    • 4

      I just checked that site out…holy cow! That is a feat! 3D pancakes. My kids would love those. I am afraid I am going to have to stick with the easier kind :) Serious talent.

  3. 5

    Adorable! I just “pinned” this! :-)

  4. 7

    So cute! My little guys would love this. We just had pancakes for dinner at a friends and they had the most delicious caramely buttermilk syrup that would probably be great with these!

  5. 9

    You are so creative. My inspiration!

  6. 11
    Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    Love These! I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

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  8. 15

    These pancakes are so cute! I’m linking to this in a mega Halloween Treats round up post on my blog this month : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com


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