Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin is not only for Thanksgiving time, or for just making pumpkin pie. After all, it is a squash. It’s healthy, delicious, and really versatile.

I used to make pumpkin pancakes year-round for my daughters when they were growing up. They loved the pancakes and, unbeknownst to them, the pancakes were terribly healthy.

This is a version of what I made for them:

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Raisins and Walnuts

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup milk – almond, soy, hemp, whatever you prefer
2 eggs
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
Ground walnuts, optional
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whole-grain pancake mix
Butter
Maple syrup, or agave syrup

Place the raisins in a small bowl. Pour the milk over them and let them sit for about 15 minutes, or even overnight in the refrigerator. Warm the milk slightly if the raisins are hard.

In a separate larger bowl, add the eggs and pumpkin and whisk until smooth.

Stir in the walnuts, cinnamon, and the raisins with the milk.

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Gradually add the pancake mix, but don’t overstir. You might have to adjust the quantity.

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Place about one tablespoon of butter in a skillet or on a griddle. Heat it up over medium-high heat. I let my butter brown and even burn a little.

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When the butter is ready, make pancakes with the batter, spreading it evenly. Let cook for about a minute, then turn over, turn down the heat a little, and cook them for about 2 minutes. I like the outsides browned, but the insides need to be cooked through.

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When the pancakes have cooked, place them on a plate and continue with the remaining batter.

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Of course I add more butter to the warm pancakes.

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This recipe makes about one dozen pancakes, about 3″ round or so.

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Drizzle with maple syrup.

Enjoy!
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note: Children may not like the walnuts unless they’re more finely chopped. Oats that have been soaked in liquid are another option for added texture and nutrition.

By Published On: October 24th, 201647 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

47 Comments

  1. Summer Daisy October 24, 2016 at 8:12 AM - Reply

    Nice pancakes! Looking so yummy♥

  2. Josette@thebrookcook October 24, 2016 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    Mouthwatering photos, Mimi! Yummy.

  3. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso October 24, 2016 at 9:23 AM - Reply

    The pancakes look soooo good! I love the addition of raisins and nuts. Will try them soon.

  4. sallybr October 24, 2016 at 1:11 PM - Reply

    I had pumpkin on my mind this past weekend – attempted some “low carb” version with catastrophic results. Never again. Why mess with a classic?

    pinning your recipe!

  5. Jess October 24, 2016 at 2:28 PM - Reply

    Omg, can I have one? Two? Three? A dozen?! These looks delish Mimi, well done :-D

  6. ladyredspecs October 24, 2016 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    There is NO canned pumpkin in Australia. We eat it all year round, mainly as a vegetable but your pancakes look very tempting. I’ll give them a try..

    • chef mimi October 24, 2016 at 8:02 PM - Reply

      Really? Isn’t that so interesting! Turns out canned pumpkin is actually another kind of squash, according to some online blurb I read, but it certainly is handy!

  7. Aran Island Girl October 24, 2016 at 7:12 PM - Reply

    A favourite in our house. Those look amazing, golden and so fluffy :)

    • chef mimi October 24, 2016 at 8:04 PM - Reply

      They’re more on the heavy side, but not dry at all. They could be made with a thinner batter.

  8. anotherfoodieblogger October 24, 2016 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    I can see my daughter devouring these any time of the year too, Mimi! Great recipe.

    • chef mimi October 24, 2016 at 8:03 PM - Reply

      Thank you! They don’t have to be so hefty, but I kind of like them that way! At least they’re not dry and awful.

  9. StefanGourmet October 25, 2016 at 1:30 AM - Reply

    These look great, Mimi.

  10. Sumith Babu October 25, 2016 at 2:25 AM - Reply

    Lipsmacking pancakes!

  11. Lisa @ cheergerm October 25, 2016 at 3:12 AM - Reply

    They look lovely and warming, yes, no canned pumpkin here so would have go cook and purée from scratch but would be quite lovely I think!

    • chef mimi October 25, 2016 at 6:57 AM - Reply

      The problem using fresh is that it’s hard to get the water out, in my experience. What a pain!

  12. A Cookbook Collection October 25, 2016 at 5:49 AM - Reply

    These look delicious Mimi!

  13. Conor Bofin October 25, 2016 at 10:41 AM - Reply

    They look very tasty Mimi. I would imagine they are pretty sweet.

    • chef mimi October 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM - Reply

      Hi Conor! If you mean sweet as in sugary, they’re not, the sweetness only comes from the raisins!

  14. chezlerevefrancais October 25, 2016 at 11:21 AM - Reply

    Lovely pictures!

  15. throughmyrosetingedglasses October 26, 2016 at 12:50 AM - Reply

    Love the recipe. Will definitely give it a try!
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  16. kitchenriffs October 26, 2016 at 10:39 AM - Reply

    I can never resist pancakes! Using pumpkin is a brilliant idea — bet these taste wonderful. Thanks!

    • chef mimi October 26, 2016 at 2:47 PM - Reply

      They are moist and taste like autumn!

  17. Frank Fariello October 27, 2016 at 7:09 AM - Reply

    Love the color that pumpkin lends to these pancakes! May try them this weekend, perhaps as waffles… ?

    • chef mimi October 27, 2016 at 7:19 AM - Reply

      When my kids were little I stuck/snuck pumpkin in to everything I could, just for the nutritional value. But it’s also tasty, and as far as the pancakes go, it makes them so moist. I’d omit the raisins if you make these as waffles…

  18. Bam's Kitchen October 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    Just looking at how fluffy and thick those pancakes are making my mouth water…

    • chef mimi October 31, 2016 at 6:35 AM - Reply

      Thank you! They’re thick but moist and tender.

  19. allysonmeyler November 4, 2016 at 9:33 AM - Reply

    Yum! I want to add pumpkin to everything right now! These look 👌

    • chef mimi November 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM - Reply

      I completely understand that! I kind of do!

  20. Courtney Livingston November 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM - Reply

    These pancakes looks DELICIOUS and seem so easy to make! I make just make them tomorrow for breakfast…haha I love anything with pumpkin!!
    Check out my latest baking post at https://courtneylivin.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/baking-for-days/

  21. hailsthekale November 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM - Reply

    Must try these! I love made a post about pumpkin oatmeal and coffee and can’t stop finding recipes I love!

    • chef mimi November 9, 2016 at 6:27 AM - Reply

      Pumpkin is so much more than Starbuck’s pumpkin spice lattes!

  22. threebrits February 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM - Reply

    We have never tried pumpkin pancakes but we will definitely make them soon!!

    • chef mimi February 20, 2017 at 2:28 PM - Reply

      Can you get canned pumpkin where you live? Or do you have to rely on fresh ones?

      • threebrits February 20, 2017 at 2:49 PM

        We can get it! But not sure if you can buy it all year round might have to wait until autumn/fall!

      • chef mimi February 20, 2017 at 7:16 PM

        My daughter lived in London and said there was none to be found, but that was quite a while ago…

      • threebrits February 21, 2017 at 6:54 AM

        They have world food sections now :)

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