Can I add chocolate chips to my pumpkin pancakes?
Yes! Blueberries or chocolate chips can be folded into the pancake batter, or you can add them in after you scoop the batter onto a griddle to form designs or patterns. Use up to 1/2 cup of either blueberries or semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe.
How do I know when to flip my pancakes?
Pancakes should be cooked on a flat surface over medium high heat. When bubbles start to form on the top and the edges start to lose their shine, you’ll know it is time to flip. Your pancake should be golden brown on each side.
Can I use whole wheat flour in this recipe?
Yes! Whole wheat flour can be used interchangeably in this recipe. Please keep in mind that the use of whole wheat will make for a more dense pancake. You can use partial whole wheat to retain a bit of fluffiness.
What syrup should I use on my pumpkin pancakes?
Maple syrup is a classic topping option for pancakes and works great on pumpkin pancakes. One of our personal favorites here at The Stay At Home Chef is our famous Liquid Cinnamon Roll Syrup. It tastes just like a cinnamon roll in liquid form! Caramel buttermilk syrup is also an excellent choice.
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Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- pinch ground cloves
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves until combined. Stir in flour until no lumps remain.
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly oil with a non-stick cooking spray or butter.
- Working in batches, scoop about 1/4 cup of the batter on to the hot griddle. When bubbles form on top of pancake, use a spatula to flip the pancakes. Cook until both sides are browned and pancake is cooked through.
- Serve hot.
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