Easy pumpkin pancakes flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger - perfect holiday flavors! Fantastic recipe for the Fall and Winter season, as well as for the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).
I can't let the pumpkin season pass by without making at least a single batch of pumpkin pancakes! These easy pancakes are packed with pumpkin puree and spiced up with just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Just perfect for the Fall! Imagine serving them for breakfast over Thanksgiving holidays - it will surely make your family very happy.
If you love pumpkin, these will be right up your alley, because the pumpkin flavor really comes through in this recipe! They are so good and full of flavor, you can eat them plain, without any maple syrup! Just with a cup of sweetened coffee or tea. Of course, pouring REAL maple syrup over the pancakes will not hurt either!
They are hearty pumpkin pancakes: moist, light, fluffy, and not overly sweet! A great addition to your rotation of breakfast recipes. And not only in the Fall or on Thanksgiving - but on any day you feel like eating some pumpkin in the morning.
How to make pumpkin pancakes
- Very easy to make: just combine pumpkin, milk, melted butter, egg, and brown sugar - whisk it really well.
- Separately combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and add these dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
- Experiment with spices - add more of each spice if you want a spicier pancake.
- Cook on the griddle on medium heat: the pancakes puff up nicely. As an added benefit, the house smells really nice while you cook them.
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Important note about properly measuring flour using measuring cups:
- The proper way to measure flour using measuring cups is to aerate it first. This is done either by sifting flour, or aerating it by fluffing it up and whisking it well, then spooning it into the measuring cup, then carefully removing any excess flour with a knife. If you just stick that measuring cup in the bag of flour and scoop some out, you will get a lot more flour than what the recipe calls for. Do aerate the flour, or you will end up with dense pancakes.
- Measuring flour correctly will solve a lot of "dense" issues. The trick that works for me is that I use ⅓ measuring cup to carefully scoop all the flour I need into the mixing bowl (2 cups here), without over-packing it.
How to make pumpkin pancakes
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, milk, melted butter, egg, and brown sugar. Whisk until well combined, and the mixture is of even consistency.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg – mix well to combine.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
- Heat up a griddle to medium heat, grease lightly if necessary. Use ¼ measuring cup to ladle each pancake on the griddle. Flatten them with a spatula - the pancakes should not be too thick.
- Cook on one side for 3 minutes until the edges are set and the cooked side turns golden brown. Use a spatula to flatten the pancakes to make sure they are not too thick.
- Flip to the other side, and cook for 2 or 3 more minutes until golden brown on the other side.
- Serve with your favorite syrup.
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