Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

I am just loving fall!  My kids and I have been enjoying fall crafts, and are looking forward to corn mazes, picking pumpkins, and all of the wonder this time of year brings.  Of course, it also brings pumpkin spice.  Fall would not be the same without that delectable mix of spices.  My little ones are beginning to enjoy it as much as I do, which makes me so happy.  I am still working on my husband.  Can you believe he doesn’t like pumpkin spice?  Maybe one day 😉

I don’t know about you, but I especially love pumpkin spice with breakfast.  I make these pancakes non-stop this time of year.  My kids adore them, and even enjoy them plain as a snack.  My 6-year-old told me he likes them more than regular pancakes, which had me grinning from ear to ear.  I have to agree with him, they are really delicious.  As an added bonus, they make the house smell great 😉  Seriously, they are delicious and have become a tradition in our home, since I first shared them almost 2 years ago.  I hope you enjoy them and make them a part of your fall tradition.

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

10 to 12 pancakes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp and 1 tsp. Zoale's pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • Sift the first four ingredients together, and then add the salt and sugar and whisk well.
  • In a separate bowl, add the eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and lightly beat together, ensuring the egg is incorporated.
  • Add to the dry ingredients, and whisk until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Let sit for at least 5 minutes and then cook on your favorite pan or griddle. Add the pancake batter with a ladle or something similar. Once the pancakes have bubbles, flip them over, and let cook until the bottom is just golden brown.
  • Pumpkin Maple Spread
  • Mix all three ingredients and enjoy! Use as a spread, to bring the taste of a pumpkin pie to your pancake breakfast! Note: if you want the spread thicker, place over medium heat for just a few minutes, stirring as needed.
  • Pumpkin Spice Maple Syrup
  • Mix both ingredients together in a pan (I use stainless) and place over medium heat until warmed through (stir as needed). Pour over your pancakes and enjoy. This syrup will intensify the pumpkin spice flavors in your pancakes.
  • Notes

    #1 If you don't have buttermilk, you have 2 options: use regular milk (you will need around 1 3/4 cups milk ) or add vinegar or lemon juice to milk and let sit for 5-10 minutes before using (it is common to use 1 Tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice per each cup of milk).

    #2 Make the dry ingredients in advance (store in an airtight container for longer storage). Add the wet ingredients when you are ready to use.

    #3 Make a large batch and freeze. These pancakes freeze well and make for a quick, but homemade breakfast! Take out, defrost, reheat, and enjoy.

    #4 Eat as a snack any time of the day!

    Note:  Although Zoale’s pumpkin spice ,blend works very well with this recipe, you can substitute whatever pumpkin spice you have on hand.

    Try my pumpkin spice blend

    Pumpkin Spice

    Try these other great pumpkin spice recipes:

    pumpkin spice cookie3

    pumpkin spice muffins main 2 with dark


    I am very excited to bring my Pumpkin Spice Pancakes to Fiesta Friday #140 (your lovely co-hosts this week are Julie @ Hostess at Heart and Linda @ Fabulous Fare Sisters) and Throwback Thursday #57!






    30 Responses to“Pumpkin Spice Pancakes”

    1. 10/06/2016 at 10:06 am #

      I am loving Fall too, leaves are turning and falling! These pancakes are totally delicious, must try this weekend!

      • Zoale.com
        10/06/2016 at 10:11 am #

        I know, yay! I can’t wait for all the colors! Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy them 😀

        • 10/06/2016 at 10:16 am #

          Thanks! yumm

        • Zoale.com
          10/06/2016 at 10:16 am #

          You are so sweet 😀 I’m so happy it’s fall!

        • 10/06/2016 at 10:18 am #

          me to!!

    2. 10/06/2016 at 10:42 am #

      These look and sound delicious! I’d make a big batch and freeze them. Printing this as I type!

      • Zoale.com
        10/06/2016 at 11:14 am #

        Thank you Deborah! Absolutely, it is wonderful to have them on hand. My kids have been eating them so fast, I can hardly get them in the freezer this year, lol! I hope you enjoy them!

    3. 10/06/2016 at 11:40 am #

      Your pumpkin spice must smell heavenly! I just followed your link to see what was in it and the list of spices is amazing. What a great recipe all round. Keep working on your husband – he might just start feeling like the odd one out and give that lovely mix of spices a try. It sounds as though you’ll be making these pancakes for weeks at the speed your kids are scoffing them. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        10/06/2016 at 12:05 pm #

        Thank you Millie! I appreciate the kind words 😀 We are working on him, but my daughter realized today if we can’t get him to come around, there will be more pancakes for us. I like her logic 😉

    4. 10/07/2016 at 3:39 am #

      Yum, these sound fabulous Antonia. I adore pancakes 🙂 and will be making your pumpkin spice this weekend – what a great idea 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        10/07/2016 at 9:10 am #

        Thank you Lynne! Me too, pancakes are the best 😀 That’s awesome, I hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful weekend 😀

    5. 10/07/2016 at 6:30 am #

      Oh yes, fall is such a special time of year! The leaves are just beginning to turn here in Michigan. I chuckled when you wrote about your husband not liking pumpkin spice because Matthew isn’t the biggest fan either. I on the other hand, think these pancakes sound terrific! And to think I almost gave in and bought pumpkin pie pancake mix at the grocery last week!

      • Zoale.com
        10/07/2016 at 9:44 am #

        Yay! I can’t wait for the leaves to change here! That’s funny…I can’t understand why someone wouldn’t like it 😉 Thank you Heather! I hope you get a chance to try them out! Have a great weekend!

    6. 10/07/2016 at 8:55 am #

      What a great idea and so easy. Thanks for the Zoale’s pumpkin spice mixture. I can relate to your husband’s opinion about pumpkin spice, but for me it’s because those beverages and treats tend to be too sweet. It’s delicious when I can make them myself and limit the sugar. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        10/07/2016 at 9:50 am #

        Thank you Diana, I hope you enjoy it! I have to agree with you on that, so many pumpkin and pumpkin spice treats you buy out are overly sweet. It is great to make them at home 😀 Have a fantastic weekend!

    7. 10/08/2016 at 10:16 pm #

      I’ve never made my own pumpkin spice. I’ve made pumpkin spice syrup, though, does that count? 😄 I’m going to follow that link now, thanks!

      • Zoale.com
        10/10/2016 at 10:54 pm #

        Ha, yes ;D Awesome! Have a wonderful week!

    8. 10/10/2016 at 8:15 pm #

      I love everything pumpkin! (I know I’m not the only one!!) These look so delicious Antonia! Thanks for bringing them to Fiesta Friday! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        10/10/2016 at 10:56 pm #

        Thank you Linda! Such a great time of year!

    9. Liz
      10/12/2016 at 1:39 am #

      They look delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        10/12/2016 at 1:57 pm #

        Thank you Liz!

    10. 10/13/2016 at 1:06 pm #

      Oh yummy and I’m trying these Sunday. ;o)

      • Zoale.com
        10/13/2016 at 4:05 pm #

        Thank you Paul! That’s great to hear, I hope you enjoy them!

        • 10/14/2016 at 1:44 pm #

          I think they’ll be very tasty and perfect for a Sunday Fall morning. Happy Friday! :O)

        • Zoale.com
          10/14/2016 at 4:28 pm #

          Thank you Paul 😀 Have a great weekend!

        • 10/15/2016 at 12:43 pm #


    11. 10/28/2016 at 5:02 pm #

      These pancakes look picture perfect and delicious! I love a good pancake and these have me drooling!

      • Zoale.com
        10/31/2016 at 10:14 am #

        Thank you so much Julie! I love pancakes too, they are perfect for breakfast. I’m sorry for the delay. Have a wonderful week 😀

    12. 11/06/2016 at 1:37 am #

      These pancakes are beautiful! –and love love the maple spread. Perfect for a Saturday morning. thanks!

      • Zoale.com
        11/07/2016 at 10:13 am #

        Thank you so much Rhonda, and I hope you enjoy them! Have a wonderful week 😀

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