Pumpkin pancakes recipe that is tender, fluffy, and tastes just like fall! With delicious pumpkin flavor and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
Starting off with this delicious pumpkin pancakes recipe, which is fluffy and tastes just like fall.
How to make pumpkin pancakes
This pumpkin pancake recipe is easy to make, and it can be fun to get the kids to help you!
- First, melt your coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl (I use this 8 Cup Pyrex Measuring Cup
- Then stir your wet ingredients all together. You can return the bowl to the microwave for 20-second increments if your coconut oil begins to solidify.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. It’s important to use a separate bowl as it helps the spices mix in evenly (I had issues when I stirred them directly into the wet ingredients).
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Cook 1/4 cup sized pumpkin pancakes in a non-stick pan or on a griddle.
When we want to reheat, we just pop them in the toaster! You can also make them ahead and freeze for up to 3 months.
Make sure you wrap them in a layer of cling wrap and place in a storage container to avoid freezer burn.
Can I swap the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour for these healthy pumpkin pancakes? Almond flour? XYZ flour? I have only tested these pancakes with all purpose flour. I suspect they would work well with whole wheat flour.
Can I bake these healthy pumpkin pancakes in the oven? Good question! I have a sheet pan pancakes recipe here but don’t know if this pumpkin pancakes recipe would work in the oven.
Tips for flipping pancakes
OK if you’re like me, you might get ‘pancake flipping anxiety’…aka you get so up in your own head that you are doomed to screw up flipping these healthy pumpkin pancakes.
- use a non-stick pan (and don’t over-crowd it with too many pancakes! Two pancakes in a 12-inch pan is my limit)
- make small pancakes- I stick to 1/4 cup, as even 1/3 cup become too wide and challenging for me to flip
- wait until you see bubbles in the middle of the pancake and the edges start to dry out a bit
- test by slipping your spatula under the side of the pancake. If it sticks to the batter, the pancakes need longer
- the first pancake is a tester- don’t stress if it gets ruined. Your temperature may need to be adjusted, your pancake batter may need to sit a few minutes to thicken, etc.
- get the timing down- once the temperature of the pan is stabilized, set a timer so you know roughly how long the next few batches of pancakes will take.