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Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

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Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

What do you do when you have too many apples? You make breakfast pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping, of course! If you thought that pancakes were great with the caramel sauce drizzled all over them, wait until you try them with cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples – so delicious! To make the topping, I am using my recent recipe for cooked apples, which can be easily doubled or even tripled, especially if you happen to have too many of them:

Just apples

After turning your fresh apples into cooked ones, you might end up with just a few left. I love having fresh apples for a snack during the day!

Cooked apples recipe


Pumpkin pancakes + cooked apples make a very filling and nutritious breakfast.

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It’s a great recipe to make over the weekend when you don’t have to hurry and can easily spend 30 minutes to prepare this deliciousness. It’s also perfect for the holidays. Who could refuse a stack of pumpkin pancakes covered with delicious apple slices on Christmas morning?

Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12-14 pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping


  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon (up to 1 teaspoon) cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • sweet and spiced cooked apples


  1. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, milk, melted butter, egg, and brown sugar. Whisk until well combined, and the mixture is of even consistency.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg – mix well to combine.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  4. Heat up a griddle to medium heat, grease lightly if necessary. Use 1/4 measuring cup to ladle each pancake on the griddle. Cook until golden brown, flip to the other side, and cook until golden brown on the other side.
  5. Prepare sweet and spiced cooked apples according to the recipe. Place 2 or 3 pancakes on each serving plate and top with delicious sweet cooked apples.

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  • [email protected]'s Recipes December 7, 2013, 6:18 am

    I still haven’t tried your pumpkin pancakes with caramel sauce…and now I need to add this one to my to-try-list too. They look heavenly.

  • Barb December 7, 2013, 8:48 am

    Deliciousness! a must-try!

  • Liz December 7, 2013, 10:19 am

    These could just become my new most favorite pancakes! I could eat a bowlful of that apple topping!!!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen December 7, 2013, 10:22 am

    Somehow, I just knew there would be a special recipe from you following that post of beautiful apples! Love sautéd apples over buttermilk or pumpkin pancakes and waffles. Yum! Thanks for sharing, Julia. Pinning!

  • [email protected] December 7, 2013, 11:47 am

    Wow…so juicy and moist! And full of wonderful flavors. Great pics 🙂 ela

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy December 7, 2013, 7:53 pm

    I gotta try these!

  • patty December 7, 2013, 9:20 pm

    beautiful! I would love a stack of your pancakes for my Christmas breakfast 😉

  • Ahu December 7, 2013, 9:47 pm

    Wow!! Please open a restaurant near by and feature this dish so I can eat it every weekend 🙂

  • suzanne Perazzini December 8, 2013, 3:24 am

    That all looks just too delicious. I love using root vegetables in sweet food. It adds such a boost of extra moistness.

  • [email protected] December 8, 2013, 10:24 am

    Pumpkin pancakes are already my favorite kind of pancakes but this apple topping really puts these pancakes over the top! Yum!

  • Daniela December 8, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Mmh, this looks delightful, Julia !
    I never can get enough of apples, especially not of spiced apples:)

  • Deb December 8, 2013, 3:17 pm

    I wish I had more apples. Mine are gone. An irresistible breakfast recipe! Just perfect for these freezing cold mornings!

  • [email protected] Riffs December 8, 2013, 3:49 pm

    This looks so terrific! That apple topping must be wonderful on these! Love the combo of apples and pumpkin, too. Really good stuff – thanks.

  • Milk and Honey December 8, 2013, 5:11 pm

    It’s breakfast time here and I’ve just eaten a bowl of muesli. But I was dreaming of your Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping the whole time.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 8, 2013, 6:21 pm

    If I wish hard enough maybe these pancakes will appear at the breakfast table this week.. look amazing!

  • Sarah & Arkadi December 8, 2013, 8:55 pm

    great pancakes! love the topping!

  • Denise [email protected] Brazil To You December 9, 2013, 9:36 am

    Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are making me drool and drool!!! So I am sharing and sharing this!!!!

  • Rosa December 9, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Droolworthy! This recipe is simply fabulous. Great flavors.



  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes December 9, 2013, 3:24 pm

    This needs to be my breakfast tomorrow!!

  • Chocolate Shavings December 9, 2013, 8:04 pm

    Now that’s a perfect plateful of pancakes!

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