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Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes soft, flavorful pancakes that use whole wheat flour and yogurt to create a healthier twist on your favorite fall dessert. Drizzle maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar on them and you are ready to enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes


Growing up we had a birthday tradition in my house.  

Whoever was celebrating their birthday got to choose their meal and cake for the night we celebrated.  

My birthday falls in early October and from the time I was little I picked pumpkin pie as my “cake” every year.

I have always loved pumpkin…you know, before it was a thing. 😉

Eating pumpkin takes me back to those childhood birthdays where I would sit around the table with my sisters and parents and chow down on a big piece of pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream.  

For me, there is no better fall dessert.

Now in our house we like to start traditions like this with our toddlers. 

The things I hold dearest to my heart are the traditions that my family had growing up.

 I think there is something about those memories that brings all of your emotions, the love and joy flooding back to you. 

Breakfast on the weekends has turned into a tradition in our house. 

Mike works a lot during the week, so the weekends are our treasured time together.  

My kids wake up on Saturday morning excited to spend the day with Daddy and making pancakes is usually the first activity on the agenda.

Now don’t get me wrong, making traditional pancakes is enough to make this girl happy, but recently we have started to try new  variations on the traditional pancakes.  

A few weeks ago we made the ever so famous chocolate chip pancakes {Will’s favorite}, followed by banana pancakes {Drew’s favorite} and we have now moved on to Pumpkin Pie Pancakes.

And yes, those would be my favorite.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

These Pumpkin Pie Pancakes have similar flavors to your favorite pumpkin pie.  

The warm spices of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg go together wonderfully with the pumpkin.  

The whole wheat flour and yogurt create a healthier pancake.  

I like to top my pancakes with maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar but you could do a dollop of yogurt, walnuts, cinnamon or whatever your heart desires.

Maybe it is time for your family to start some traditions this fall!

These Pumpkin Pie Pancakes would be a good place to start, don’t you think?

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes - breakfast

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes make a nice fall breakfast. These soft, flavorful pancakes use whole wheat flour and yogurt to create a healthier twist on your favorite fall dessert. Drizzle maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar on them and you are ready to enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup skim or 1% milk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Optional garnishes: Maple syrup, powdered sugar, yogurt, cinnamon and walnuts


  1. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together. Set aside.
  2. In a mixer, mix together the yogurt and milk until smooth. Add the pumpkin and mix until combined. Add the eggs and butter and continue mixing until combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until moistened, making sure not to over stir.
  4. Spray a skillet or a griddle with non-stick spray and heat it over medium-high heat. Working in batches, use a small cookie scoop or a ladle to scoop the pancake batter onto the griddle in small rounds {about 3-4 Tablespoons of batter}. Cook the first side of the pancake for about 2-3 minutes, until bubbles form on the top of pancake. Flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Garnish with maple syrup, yogurt, cinnamon and walnuts.

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Colleen Romero

Thursday 14th of January 2016

These pancakes make a delicious breakfast. I think pumpkins should be used year round and these are so easy to make. I bet they will be fun to eat too.


Friday 15th of January 2016

I agree! I love these pancakes! I am so glad that you enjoyed them.


Thursday 15th of October 2015

We do birthday pancakes! As a kid, I wished for something special like that - alas, my mom had other gifts. ;-) I probably go overboard with my kids - we also do 1/2 birthdays. I can;t wait to try these pancakes. We are all pumpkin fans here so I am sure they will be a huge hit.


Friday 16th of October 2015

Oh I love the idea of birthday pancakes. My kids would be excited if I started that on in my house. ;) If you guys love pancakes you will really like these. They are perfect for fall and the kids go crazy for them.

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