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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

If you are a pumpkin lover and enjoy a special breakfast treat, these are the pancakes for you! Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year so why not add it into breakfast too?

I created a pumpkin/buttermilk pancake with some cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla. All the great fall flavors in one! I used half whole wheat flour so they were nice and hearty but still really fluffy.

Now let me tell you about the syrup. You might need to sit down for this one. The syrup is absolutely amazing. I think I could drink the stuff by the gallon! It was so easy to make too. A little sugar, cinnamon, flour, vanilla, water…boil it, whisk it, and ta dah…you have the best homemade syrup ever. Pour it over pumpkin pancakes and indulge.

The cinnamon syrup goes perfectly with the pancakes. I think they are a match made in heaven. So wake up early and enjoy a delicious fall breakfast. Your tummy will thank you!

Pumpkin Pancakes

(Print Recipe)

Makes 13-15 pancakes


1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
6 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted

Mix first 9 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Whisk buttermilk, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter in medium bowl until well blended. Add to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Spray a skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Working in batches, drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet or griddle. Cook pancakes until bubbles form on top and bottoms are golden brown, about 2 1/2 minutes. Turn pancakes over. Cook until bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve pancakes hot with cinnamon syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Cinnamon Syrup

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup water

Stir together dry ingredients in a small saucepan. Then add water and vanilla. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring often. Continue boiling and stir until mixture thickens to syrup consistency. About 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes before serving. Serve with warm pancakes!

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57 Responses to “Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup”

  1. Pam — October 21, 2008 @ 7:04 am

    Oh my. I will be making these for breakfast this weekend. We always have pancakes on Saturday. I love the cinnamon syrup.

  2. Candy — October 21, 2008 @ 7:10 am

    I have some leftover pumpkin so this recipe is perfect! Thanks!

  3. Barbara Bakes — October 21, 2008 @ 7:28 am

    My kids love cinnamon french toast which would be assume with the cinnamon syrup!

  4. Erica — October 21, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    I never thought about making syrup! What a great idea! Josh would love this syrup!

  5. Lisa — October 21, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    These look great, especially with the cinnamon syrup.

  6. Cathy — October 21, 2008 @ 7:51 am

    Oh dear heavens. I want to go pick everyone up from school, head home, and make these NOW. I don’t want to wait until the weekend. I don’t want to wait until tomorrow! Maybe we’ll have breakfast for dinner tonight. I’ve heard pumpkin pancakes mentioned out there in the blogsphere, but didn’t know of a recipe, and goodness knows that I don’t think up recipes on my own! — so thank you, thank you for this one! Can’t wait to make them!

  7. Mary Ann — October 21, 2008 @ 8:11 am

    Well at least now I know what I am going to do with the leftover pumpkin in my fridge! Yum- what a great recipe!

  8. Jenna — October 21, 2008 @ 8:18 am

    Yummy!! Great idea, my husband would be in love!!!

  9. Live.Love.Eat — October 21, 2008 @ 8:29 am

    Wow, these look heavenly Marie!!!!

  10. Allie — October 21, 2008 @ 8:34 am

    Syrup sounds yummy. Wish I had this for breakfast this morning!

  11. SteamyKitchen — October 21, 2008 @ 9:22 am

    Sounds fabulous! I skipped bfast this morning and would LOVED to have had this!

  12. Mary — October 21, 2008 @ 9:26 am

    Maria, have you changed your site? This recipe looks like another winner
    and I love the idea for cinnamon syrup.

  13. Flourchild — October 21, 2008 @ 9:44 am

    Oh my these look so good. I really love the sound of that syrup. Your right Im thinking drinking it might be real fun! I know my family would love this recipe!

  14. Mommy's Kitchen — October 21, 2008 @ 10:01 am

    I love pumpkin pancakes, the recipe i have has apple cider syrup. Your cinnamon syrup sounds so good i might try that one next time.

  15. Leslie — October 21, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    I would wake up to your pumpkin pancakes anyday! And the syrup…YUM

  16. Natashya — October 21, 2008 @ 10:30 am

    Must be pumpkin day!
    Love the idea of pumpkin pancakes – inspired!

  17. Dawn — October 21, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    Isn’t buttermilk the best thing for homemade pancakes? I can only imagine how good these are with pumpkin in it.

  18. *Priscilla* — October 21, 2008 @ 11:55 am

    thanks for this recipe…i will make it this weekend for breakfast – that syrup sounds so good!

  19. Alwayzbakin — October 21, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    Mmmmmmm! These look divine!

  20. DEESHA — October 21, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

    looks soo yummy .. cinnamon syrup wud add such a lovely flavour to those pancakes

  21. Gabi — October 21, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    Those sound so yummy and perfect for Autumn!

  22. The Blonde Duck — October 21, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    I love pumpkin pancakes! Hooray! I’ll have to make some!

  23. Maryann — October 21, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

    Oh Yum! I want these for dinner with hot cocoa! :)

  24. ttfn300 — October 21, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

    i am totally in love with this idea. cinnamon syrup please!!

  25. Culinarywannabe — October 21, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    Oh these look so delicious! The syrup is just over the top!!

  26. Megan — October 21, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

    I know what I’m having for brunch this weekend! Thanks for the recipes.

  27. Veronica — October 21, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    That cinnamon syrup sounds really great! I’ll bet it went really well with the pumpkin.

  28. Jenny — October 21, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    Perfect looking pancakes for the fall, or anytime for that matter! Looks scrumptious with that drizzled syrup.

  29. Vera — October 21, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

    Absolutely wonderful, Maria! The cinnamon syrup is such a brilliant idea!

  30. Emiline — October 22, 2008 @ 1:16 am

    I’ve got to have these! They look great.

  31. Dee — October 22, 2008 @ 2:07 am

    Aaah, my weakness. Love the pancakes, but I’m especially interested in the syrup. Do you think this is something that could keep well in the fridge?

  32. Grace — October 22, 2008 @ 3:02 am

    the pancakes would obviously be perfect for a fall morning, but maria–good heavens. i would guzzle that syrup like it was water. :)

  33. hot garlic — October 22, 2008 @ 4:18 am

    Uh Uh you di-ent! You did not just take it there! This freaking rules, I’ve so got to make these.

  34. Adam — October 22, 2008 @ 5:03 am

    How did you know I love a special breakfast treat? These are perfect! AND you even made your own syrup… sweet job Maria :)

    And I saw you also went on a recent trip. I’m glad you had a great time. It’s beautiful out there.

  35. We Are Not Martha — October 22, 2008 @ 6:03 am

    Yum! When I made my pumpkin pancakes I also used half whole wheat flour and it made them sooo much better!

  36. Happy cook — October 22, 2008 @ 6:54 am

    The pancakes loks so delicious. Would really love to have them. Pity one can’t take them throught your computer

  37. Katy — October 22, 2008 @ 8:09 am

    mmmmmm — many of the brunch places around here have pumpkin pancakes, but i’ve never made them on my own! they’re so good though!!!

  38. n.o.e — October 22, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

    These are seriously the best looking pancakes EVER! I’m noting this recipe. mmmm, isn’t autumn wonderful?

  39. Liz — October 22, 2008 @ 11:10 pm

    I love pumpkin pancakes, and the cinnamon syrup sounds AMAZING. Can’t wait for a lazy weekend to try these!

  40. Rosie — October 24, 2008 @ 7:07 am

    Oh my this is a drool worthy post! Those pancakes look gorgeous.

    Rosie x

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