Seasons feastings – how to make easy pumpkin pie pancakes

It is the season of feasting, and what better seasonal ingredient to overdose on than pumpkin? Our household cranks out pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so it was only time before we started spicing up the mix – with pumpkin, of course.

I recently stumbled across this blog post on Cait’s Plate about a sinisterly simple way to transform your pancakes into pumpkin permeated treats, and my housemate Hannah and I immediately became smitten with the idea of pumpkin spiced pancakes. It really is all too easy; all we had to buy was a can of pumpkin.

So here’s the not-so-secret recipe for adding a little seasonal spice to your breakfast routine. You make your pancake mix like always; any mix will do. We got a nicer brand, simply because according to Hannah, “pancake mix is one of the places in life where you don’t go for the cheaper brand.” – I can stand by that!

Once you’ve got your pancake mix ready to go, the fun comes in. We eyeballed the canned pumpkin addition, but about 1/3 of the can seems suitable. Just plop a heap of that orange goodness into your mix, stir it in, and taste. Spices are definitely your friend for this little cookout – don’t be shy with the seasoning!

Whip it all together, season your batter to taste (we like a lot of nutmeg), then you’re ready to pour your liquid gold onto a frying pan and watch it fluff up into a perfect pancake. I’m not the most skilled pancake attendant, but I did manage to make one pancake in the shape of a mouse. I’m pretty proud of it.

This simple fall-flavored breakfast treat couldn’t be easier to make, which instantly qualifies it as a new favorite. Grab yourself a can of pumpkin, experiment a bit with different spices and tastes, and dig in.

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Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of TheMorningFresh.com - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

6 Comments on “Seasons feastings – how to make easy pumpkin pie pancakes”

  1. November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    They delicious, a perfect breakfast. Great photos too.

  2. November 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    These look so delicious. I was looking for some easy pancakes to make and came across these ones. I’ve never heard of pumpkin pie pancakes before. I can’t wait to try it. Will it taste like pumpkin pie? I sure hope so! But even they don’t I’m sure they are delicious. Thans for sharing :)

    • November 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

      They aren’t quite as creamy as pumpkin pie, but they definitely have the taste and a smoother texture. Just make sure you thoroughly mix the canned pumpkin in with the pancake batter! Thanks for reading.

  3. The Mom
    November 26, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    Will you make me some when you come home for Christmas? They look great!! Where’s the bacon??

    • November 29, 2011 at 9:07 am #

      This is one of the few meals so delicious that it doesn’t need bacon. When you come up here and visit me, I’ll take you out to breakfast at Jelly – another joint where breakfast sans bacon is acceptable. Sweet potato hash with chorizo, anyone?

  4. November 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Over winter break we need to have a cooking marathon… breakfast, lunch, dinner… snacks hahaha

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