Although I enjoy cooking, I’m lucky to have a husband who is the primary cook in our family – plus, he’s ten times better than I am anyway. However, cooking breakfast food, my favorite meal of all time, is my forte. My husband is out of town, so what better way to honor the fall season and my love for breakfast than to make pumpkin pancakes for dinner?
This recipe for simple fluffy pumpkin pancakes is not only easy and delicious but can be customized in a variety of ways with condiments, sides, or add-ins to meet your taste. They’re extremely filling, so they work well for dinner, and you can throw them in the waffle iron for a yummy crunchy waffle instead.
I ate these for dinner last night with turkey sausage, and after a rough night with my daughter, I decided to put a sinful spin on my breakfast and added a smear of Nutella to start the day off right. Hey, I balanced it with a side of pineapple – that counts for something, right?
Simply Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
- 2 C flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 C pumpkin puree or pie filling
- 2 C milk
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 T of sweetener of choice (honey, syrup, sugar)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4-1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
- Shredded coconut (for garnish)
- Nutella (optional, but always recommended)
- Whisk together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until batter has a smooth consistency.
- Heat a slightly oiled griddle over medium to low heat. You’ll know it’s hot enough if you sprinkle water on it and the droplets dance around.
- I use a small measuring cup to drop the desired amount of batter onto the pan. Wait until the batter slightly bubbles before flipping. It works best to keep it at medium-low heat.
- Here’s the fun part: garnish! Feel free to customize these basic, yummy pancakes to your liking. I used butter and shredded coconut for dinner and Nutella, real maple syrup, and coconut for breakfast. You could add chocolate chips, jam, or whipped cream, too.
Note: If you accidentally use baking SODA instead of POWDER…and even if you attempt to scoop out the soda after realizing your error, the batter will not be good. Just dump it and start over. Not that I have experience in this area…