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Fluffy Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes

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Fluffy pumpkin buttermilk pancakes have everything you love about traditional buttermilk pancakes, with the addition of pumpkin and spices!

A fork holding four slices out of a stack of pumpkin buttermilk pancakes

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This might be one of my favorite #PumpkinWeek recipes ever. I love pancakes, particularly fluffy buttermilk pancakes. So, why not make a pumpkin version? I've made pumpkin pancakes from a boxed mix before, but these are so much better!

Two fluffy pumpkin buttermilk pancakes being cooked on an electric griddle

Making pancakes from scratch is not more much work than making them from a mix. You just have to mix together the flour, sugar, leavening and spices yourself.

The key to fluffy pancakes is to NOT overmix them. Unlike most other batters, it won't be smooth. There should still be some lumps. The more you mix, the more gluten you create, and that means tougher, flatter pancakes.

A stack of pumpkin buttermilk pancakes in front of a jar of maple syrup

These pancakes hardly even need any butter—just a drizzle of pure maple syrup. I love making these for "breakfast for dinner" on chilly autumn nights along with bacon or maple sausage.

These pancakes also freeze wonderfully between sheets of wax paper, stored in an airtight zip-top bag. The next time I make these, I plan to make a double batch and freeze half of them for weekday breakfasts during the autumn and winter.

Maple syrup being poured onto a stack of pumpkin buttermilk pancakes

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Maple syrup being poured onto a stack of pumpkin buttermilk pancakes

Fluffy Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes

Yield: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fluffy pumpkin buttermilk pancakes have everything you love about traditional buttermilk pancakes, with the addition of pumpkin and spices!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat an electric griddle to 300 degrees (or set a griddle pan on your stovetop over medium heat).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Drizzle in the butter as you continue to whisk.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until almost completely combined. Your batter should still be lumpy.
  6. Spray the griddle with nonstick cooking spray and pour about ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the griddle, leaving space between each, and cook until bubbles begin to form, flip and cook until golden.
  7. Serve with butter and pure maple syrup.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: pancake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g

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Liz

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Mine came out super fluffy. Kids LOVED it. Made some waffles as well. Great recipe! Thanks.

Jolie McCollum

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

These are so delicious!!! My daughter is always asking for them! I love them so much I often make them when it isn't even fall. :)

Coleen

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

Thanks for sharing! Comments like these make my day. I also make these when it isn't even fall :)

Heather

Monday 2nd of September 2019

Tried this recipe tonight for dinner! It was great and will be added to the family favorites cookbook. They mix up very thick and fluff up even more so while cooking. Prepare to cook a little longer that regular pancakes.

Wendy Klik

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Fluffy, Light and Delicious looking Pancakes.

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