I love a good pancake tower and these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes scream Autumn at full throttle!
It’s that time of the year in which pumpkins appear almost like mushrooms and there are pumpkins literally everywhere.
It sounds quite exaggerated, i know. But the truth is, I love it! I love pumpkin recipes and I’m always looking for new ideas.
These Pumpkin Spice Pancakes are perfect for a family breakfast, or for a nice and comforting snack throughout the day.
Not only will the kids be delighted with this wonderful recipe, but the adults will also be completely in love!
How to make these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes?
If you think these pancakes are thin and fluffy, forget it! They really are those decadent, thick, and spongy pancakes (I think you get it ahah).
The batter is very thick, but of course if you want, you can always add more milk to make the batter more liquid and the pancakes thinner.
An important tip… To make the pumpkin puree, bake the pumpkin in the oven and when it cools down, mash it into a puree.
In my opinion, it is much better than boiling the pumpkin in water or steam, because the puree gets less watery and creamier.
For this recipe you’ll need:
- Pumpkin puree
- Spice mix (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg)
- Olive oil (or coconut oil)
- Oat flour (or another flour of choice)
- Maple Syrup
What are the tricks to nail these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes?
- Use pumpkin puree, preferably made in the oven. This way, the puree will have less water and it will be better for the consistency of the pancakes.
- The spices make all the difference in this recipe, as they will add a lot of flavor to the pancakes.
- I like these pancakes better with olive oil, because it accentuates the flavor of the spices.
- Salt is used to balance flavors.
- Add the flour little by little so that it is incorporated into the dough to obtain the desired consistency. If the dough is too thick, add a little milk.
Let’s check the step by step?
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ginger powder
- ½ tsp cardamomo em pó
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- Uma pitada de sal
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup cup olive oil or coconut oil
- 2 cups oatmeal flour or another flour of choice
- Maple Syrup a gosto
- Start by putting the pumpkin puree in a large bowl along with the spices and mix well.
- Add the salt and the milk and mix everything until you get a smooth, liquid mixture.
- Add the eggs and incorporate everything together. The mixture should start to thicken a little.
- Add the oil and mix again.
- Add the flour little by little, always incorporating it into the mixture.
- When you get a homogeneous mixture, place scoops of dough in a very hot skillet.
- Cook on both sides and repeat the process until the dough is finished.
- Serve with maple syrup.