Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

By Maria Lichty

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Light and fluffy pumpkin spiced pancakes are topped with cinnamon streusel. Serve with butter and maple syrup for a decadent fall breakfast.

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Last week Josh woke up early and asked me what I wanted for breakfast-his treat. I voted for pancakes, but told him I didn’t care what variety. He came back in the room and asked if he could make our sinful Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes. I said sure, I was going to enjoy my final week of being pregnant and indulge:) As he turned to leave the room, I had an idea. I told him to make Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes-a little twist on our favorite recipe.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancake Recipe

Josh went to work in the kitchen and came up with the most amazing pancakes I have ever tasted. The pumpkin pancakes are light and fluffy and the cinnamon streusel on top goes perfectly with the fall spices. I wish I could tell you how delicious these pancakes are, but there really are no words to describe them. They are too good! My mouth is watering as I type and I wish I had another stack to eat right now. I am telling you, if you are a pumpkin fan and looking for a special fall breakfast or brunch recipe, look no further. You have to make these Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes. I guarantee you will fall head over heels for these babies. I can’t get them out of my mind-I even dream about them. They are SO good.

So get into the kitchen and whip up a batch of Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes. There is no better way to start the day!

Baby update-my due date was Saturday and I am still pregnant:) I guess our little pea has his own time schedule and will come when he is ready. We are just waiting now! We will keep you updated!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

The PERFECT pumpkin pancakes! A fall breakfast favorite!
4.50 from 14 votes


For the cinnamon streusel:

To make the pancakes:


  • First, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together with your hands or a fork, until you have a crumbly mixture. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg, pumpkin, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat with cooking spray. Drop ⅓ cup of batter onto heated skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Continue this process to make the rest of the pancakes.
  • Serve pancakes warm with maple syrup and butter.


Calories: 403kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 234mg, Potassium: 329mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 3633IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 147mg, Iron: 2mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These cookies taste amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    I have the dough sitting in the fridge, I am wondering if that cornstarch trick works for sugar cookies….any thought?

  2. Ok. So i tied these today. They taste good, but probably are the most frustrating recipe for pancakes I’ve ever tried. I had to make a double batch for my huge family. They are just are very difficult to work with. oh well. maybe it was something I did to them, but I followed the recipe to a T just doubled it. I found also that the recipes is too think toactually cook the pancakes all the way through. They were gummy in the middle. I actually ended up having to bake them to finish them through. Maybe you can give me some pointers?

  3. These look like the best breakfast ever (if made by someone else :D)!! I very rarely make pancakes, but am lucky enough to have a wonderful boyfriend who enjoys making them. I’ll have to share this with him and hint that we need some breakfast soon!!

  4. We have not made these 3 times and they are a family favorite! My 2 1/2 year old son asks for them almost everyday! Now pumpkin is a staple on the grocery list so I can fulfill his breakfast dreams!

    Thank you

  5. I made these this morning and the taste w excellent. I don’t know how you were able to get your topping to look cooked/browned. When I put the topping on after flipping the pancakes it didn’t look cooked and I didn’t want to eat raw flour so I flipped them again to cook the topping. Did you cook your topping in a pan first then put it on top or put in under the broiler to toast the topping. Has anyone else had this problem?

    1. The topping should cook into the pancakes. Don’t turn the heat up too high so they can cook slowly!

  6. There is absolutely no way that the streusel will look like your picture. When you put it on and then flip the pancake, it melts the streusel and just spreads out across the pancake. It is messy and looks terrible. We LOVE these pancakes. Please tell us how you got the streusel to look like it did in the picture. Did you just put it that way on the top of the stack?

  7. 5 stars
    Yes, I made this in May LOL In quarantine 2020! They were amazing! Maybe not the easiest, quickest pancake recipe but delishous & worth the calories 🙂

  8. 3 stars
    Taste was delicious. Streusel was so good! As some other people said though, they were very hard to work with. First pancake was amazing. Then there was burnt sugar on the pan and even though I scraped it off and sprayed with cooking spray, it stuck and I couldn’t get the next pancake to flip without making a mess. Pretty much a disaster! lol

    I started over with a new pan and skipped putting streusel on the first side. Instead I waited until I flipped it over and then put streusel on. Much better results! Then they were a huge hit.

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