Pumpkin Pancakes {Recipe}

Fall is in the air. And you know what that means right? Decadent, Rich and Fragrant meals and desserts, like chili and pumpkin pie.  My mouth is watering just a tad.  Oh sheesh, I’m getting carried away & here I am trying to lose baby weight.  Get a grip!  But seriously this is the time of year, when our ovens get a good work out & well us not so much.

I seriously love everything pumpkin related, well except for pumpkin spice coffee. BLEH!  And like I mentioned I’m watching what I eat & I’m keeping my distance from pumpkin pie.  I figure I’ll go all in around Thanksgiving.  How many days till then??  So instead of totally depriving myself of the yummy goodness of pumpkin tastiness, I decided on whipping up a batch of Easy Peasy Pumpkin Pancakes.  Say that five times fast!

I am not kidding that this is one of the easiest recipes for Pumpkin Pancakes. Some may say, I actually cheated since I used a “Complete” pancake mix.  Well let’s get to it.


  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 cup complete pancake batter mix
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Combine all your ingredients & mix
  • Add butter to a warm skillet, medium flame
  • Pour batter into skillet, turn pancakes when small bubbles begin to appear on the edges, cook on other side for about 1 minute
  • Serve pancakes with syrup (sprinkle with cinnamon, optional)
  • Yields 4-5 pancakes

BAM…the easiest pumpkin pancakes & pretty darn tasty, if I say so myself.  After you whip up a batch I hope you’ll forgive my cheating ways.


Have you added pumpkin into any of your dishes?

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Rainbow Pancakes

A few weeks ago, the Lil’ Giant requested that I make pancakes on Wacky Wednesday. But between school events and other family obligations, I just couldn’t fit it into our weekly meal plan.  That was until this week.  He was elated, when I announced that breakfast for dinner would materialize on Wednesday. What he didn’t know, was my intention to make Wednesday even more Wackier by serving…

I prepped these COOL and COOKY hotcakes as I regularly would, and just added a few drops of food coloring.

Did you notice my WOW ingredient? I like to add pure vanilla extract into my batter. I know the box says it’s a “complete” mix, just add water. But, me being me, I like to combine the vanilla for added yummi-ness. Oh and that’s another thing, I skip the water & use milk to make my batter.

As I was making these wacky colored pancakes, I was hoping they’d be a hit. No worries after seeing this smile. Lil’ Giant was one happy and full pollito after his serving. SCORE for this mama!

As for Gordita, she was amused by the “awhwange and gein” mini pancakes.

I’m thinking breakfast for dinner will certainly be repeated in our household. Heading over to Pinterest now for some more fun recipes.

What kind of activities have you done for Wacky Wednesday with your kids?