Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Pancakes


We are in the thick of pumpkin season and I love it! Everything is pumpkin, nearly everything. I just bought the other day – Pumpkin Spice Frosted Flakes and Pumpkin Spice Yogurt – just to try them. I was intrigued to say the least, but they were eh. Nothing spectacular. I could buy the Frosted Flakes again, but never the Pumpkin Spice Yogurt! Definitely not my thing…

One of my all time pumpkin favorites though, is my husband’s recipe for Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes. They scream fall and that cozy season! It just doesn’t get any better than this on the Pumpkin Spice scale. If I had to choose my favorite pumpkin flavored food, these pancakes would win by a long shot! Waking up to these pancakes is nothing short of amazing and with a bit of butter and maple syrup on top, it’s truly heaven. It is pretty much a sure thing that you will overindulge! They are fluffy, light, have just the right mix of spices, and are oh so perfectly pumpkin-y. With the addition of brown butter, the taste is elevated. It brings a nuttiness and depth of flavor you can’t get with any other ingredient. You must try these!

Pumpkin pancakes and Maple syrup

These are great for a family breakfast, brunch or to tame a pancake craving. They’re super simple to make as well. My girls absolutely love to help make these with my husband. They are becoming little pancake pros!

Making The Pumpkin Pancakes

To start, you will need all your ingredients, two large mixing bowls and a whisk, as well as measuring cups and measuring spoons.

Ingredients to make pumpkin pancakes

Next, you will want to take all your liquid ingredients and mix them together with your melted butter. This recipe tastes great with regular melted butter or brown butter. We definitely prefer the brown butter! To make brown butter place your room temperature butter in a small skillet, melt over medium heat and watch it closely until it just browns, swirl it a few times just to make sure it is browning evenly. Brown butter adds a deeper flavor, brings the butter taste up a notch and adds nutty, toasted notes. It’s tasty and worth a try!

Wet ingredients to make pumpkin pancakes Brown ButterStirring all wet ingredients together for pumpkin pancakes

All dry ingredients are added and mixed together.

Dry ingredients for pumpkin pancakes

Take the dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet ingredients. Whisk until just incorporated.

Stirring wet and dry ingredients together for pumpkin pancakesPumpkin pancake batter

Let the batter rest for at least 5 minutes before cooking.

Time to Make Pancakes

Now, it’s time to cook them! Scoop your desired size of pancake(s) onto your skillet over medium heat. Flip them after a couple minutes and cook a few more. Make sure the pancake is cooked though. Serve immediately while still hot with butter and syrup! Most of all, ENJOY!

Cooking pumpkin pancakesCooking pumpkin pancakes

I also love them with chocolate chips as well or whipped cream with added pumpkin spice. Feel free to get creative.

Pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup

Make sure you make these this year! You don’t want to have to wait a whole year to make them again if you miss pumpkin spice season! It’s really a short window of time. Any other time of the year just wouldn’t feel right, but they would taste just as great!


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