Pumpkin Spice Pancake Recipe

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we all get it by now – it’s fall in america and it’s freakin’ great because pumpkin season is upon us! if you don’t like pumpkin then you will probably not be very happy about this recipe and should stick to your regular, bland, un-spiced pancakes because today is the day of pumpkin spice pancake recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Pancake Recipe headeryes. that glorious stack o’ pancakes has now been made three times just to ensure it’s good enough to share.

let’s also take a moment to make it clear i’m not a food blogger. that means…i don’t know how to take the most beautiful food pictures and i’m certain that many food bloggers wait for their food to get completely cold before they add their whipped toppings. i’ve even heard rumors that sometimes food bloggers just make something to take pictures and then don’t even eat it!

that’s not how it works in this home. if i make something, i want :

1) to eat it.
2) it to still hot and delicious when i eat it
3) to eat it.

so that is my prettiest picture that was taken on my iphone because my 84 pictures on my nice camera didn’t capture it as well as my trusty phone did. go figure.

as part of our relationship goals in last month, my husband and i agreed to each make two new recipes for each other. my husband cooks the majority of the time so this was easier and way more fun for him. remember how he made cinnamon rolls from scratch?!

we stopped in william-sonoma to dream of the day when we can afford to pay $63 for a cookie sheet and they were sampling pumpkin pancakes. of course they were delicious and this little can was $15.99. get outta town.

pumpkin pancake recipe with real pumpkinif you go on pinterest, there are like 209,318 different recipes for amazing looking pumpkin pancakes (that’s an accurate count) so i combined a few different ones to get the consistency and taste i wanted.

pumpkin pancake recipe panmy husband is usually the one that cooks in our family and i happily do all the dishes and clean-up but not this time. this time, i was in charge of making these pumpkin spice pancakes and since you always need some protein, i made some eggs too. pretty gourmet over in the avery household, folks!

one of the reasons i don’t like to cook is because i find it incredibly stressful to time and organize everything so it all comes out together. this is not an innate skill of mine. by the time i made the pancakes, snapped some pictures and made the eggs, i was ready to pull my hair out.  i got super overwhelmed and just threw everything on the table, much to my husband’s delight.

pumpkin pancake recipe husband

i hope a bunch of people “pin” the below picture because we need a little more truth in this world with the aftermath of pinterest projects. #sostressful

How a table REALLY looks after aall i could do was sit and do this for a few minutes:

pumpkin pancake recipe whip cream dayafter my husband gave me a somewhat common “calm down, the cooking is over, the house didn’t burn down and now you can eat good tasting food” talk, i was able to enjoy it a bit more.


here’s the pretty simple recipe for all of you that can cope with cooking better than me (makes about 8 pancakes based on how big you make them):

  • 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon pumpkin puree

  • 1 egg beaten

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. mix flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. whisk milk, pumpkin, egg, and oil together in a bowl. pour wet mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined. batter will be slightly lumpy.
  3. heat a lightly oiled pan over medium heat. drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 1 – 3 minutes. flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 1 minute. repeat with remaining batter and don’t stress!
  4. add toppings of your choice (pecans, whipped cream, butter, syrup, whatever your heart desires)

happy friday and i know what comfort food snack (as opposed to meal) i’ll be making this weekend while my husband is away in canada! no eggs this time, just straight up pumpkin spice pancakes so booyah.

1) are you into the abundance of pumpkin things that happens around this time each year?
2) does cooking stress you out or bring you great joy?
3) care to share any “pinterest” fails or projects that you found harder than they appear in the picture?


  1. Rebecca

    October 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I cannot handle how good these look. I LOVE all things pumpkin!
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    • chelsea

      October 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      they are sort of out of this world, rebecca! let me know how you like them and yay team pumpkin!

  2. Melinda

    October 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    And if you’re in Australia or any of the other millions of countries that don’t sell Pumpkin Pie Spice, here’s a recipe to mix your own… http://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/tipslibrary/baking-tips/how-to-make-pumpkin-pie-spice Just remember that US tablespoons are 15ml, and Australian is 20ml.

    These look really yummy Chelsea, I’ll have to make them here next time I have a pumpkin (pumpkin puree isn’t sold here either). 🙂
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    • chelsea

      October 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      oh my goodness…the luxuries we have in america! not even canned pumpkin?! thanks for the info on the breakdown of pumpkin pie spice (i even had it in the recipe and then thought ‘well i’m sure everyone has this!’ how american 🙂 )

      it’s definitely a winner in this house! thanks melinda for your comment and info!

  3. Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties

    October 27, 2014 at 7:51 am

    WHOAAAAA must try these soon! Ugh youre so right about the number of recipes on pinterest– sometimes I go on there to search for something and just get overwhelmed by the number of recipes ha!
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    • chelsea

      October 30, 2014 at 2:29 am

      try them right now ashley!! they are that amazing!

  4. Melissa @ The Rambling Llama

    November 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

    bahahaha! The truth behind those pictures is just amazing. These look REALLY tasty. I love the pumpkin!
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    • chelsea

      November 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      haha i’m glad you appreciate the honesty, melissa because whew that was a stressful night! let me know when you try them because hot dang they are delicious!

  5. Amanda Nicole

    November 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Those look so good! I’m gonna have to make them for Hubs this week. #Brinner
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    • chelsea

      November 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      they are amazingly awesome! i even cut the sugar in half when i made them yesterday and they were just as delicious! can’t wait to try your pumpkin spice bars mmmmm