Sep 18, 2012

Pin Test: Pumpkin Pancakes

The second the weather even starts to feel a teensy bit like fall I start throwing pumpkin into everything I cook, don't even get me started about how I threw pumpkin over my cheerios this morning (kidding, only kidding). And even though pumpkin pancakes has always seemed so cozy and tasty, I've never found quite the right recipe that makes the pumpkin spice taste strong enough. And so the quest began. I tried three recipes. This one, of course the one that had the best picture on Pinterest, because really who looks at recipes anymore when your eyes can do the drooling for you. This one was a complete let down for me, it just tasted like regular pancakes definitely not enough spice. Then I tried this one as a healthier option, and like guys, when has healthier ever meant better tasting? I mean lets be real. And finally the winner, this recipe totally kicked butt, I mean the picture sucked which was why I thought it would be really plain, but seriously guys SO GOOD. I finally found what was missing from pumpkin pancakes, vinegar and ginger! I know right, sounds bitter, but it gives it the perfect kick of spice to bring out the pumpkin. You just have to trust me, please please try this this fall! It'll make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. Make them with some hot cidar and those leaves will turn orange I'm telling you. 
Here's my modified version of this recipe.
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice 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 nutmeg 
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  
3/4 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. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


  1. those look and sound amazing, i love pumpkin anything! i will be trying these for sure.

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Pumpkin pancakes sound amazing

    xo Emily,

  3. Oh I'm OBESSESSED with pumpkin at this time of year! Can't wait to try this recipe!

  4. I freaking love pumpkin. It is a serious problem. Time to make these soon! Thanks for sharing, hon!


  5. These look SO good :) I'm excited to try them! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Everywhere a pumpkin, pumpkin! I must try this. Thanks for doing the legwork.


  7. Wait, wait! Try one more! These are amazing, I swear!

  8. Yum! That looks so good I am so going to try it!


  9. my family LOVES pumpkin pancakes! we make them every Thanksgiving for breakfast! yum :)

  10. Never ever would I have thought of vinegar. I'm going to try this in some muffins. Thank you for going through the pinterest trouble for me!

  11. You had me until vinegar. But I have a vinegar aversion. These do look good, so I may just have to get over it! I must be ready for fall too because I made pumpkin wheat bread today, while my AC was running constantly. Yes, September, get over yourself!

  12. I love pumpkin pancakes. Can't wait to try this new recipe.

  13. I tried this recipe. When I mixed the batter, I was like, why is it so weird-looking? Well. It is one of the best pancake recipes I've come across. So fluffy and perfect in texture. I do think that 2 Tb of vinegar was too much, though? I could taste a little metallic something. Also, your ingredients say "nutmeg," but the instructions say "allspice." I did allspice. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'll be making it again.