These quick pumpkin pancakes with pancake mix are an easy way to spice up your fall breakfast. This recipe will show you how to doctor up pancake mix and turn it into pumpkin pie spice lover heaven! Try it this week!
It’s fall! Days are slowly getting shorter, kids are going back to school, and it seems like we don’t have as much time for anything. Because of that I wanted to find a hack to turn pancake mix into delicious pumpkin pancakes in no time. So that’s how this recipe came about.
This is the best easy pumpkin pancake recipe ever!
This recipe is a great way to save time and enjoy your fall favorite at the same time, especially during those busy mornings. You can also use this as a brunch recipe if yu are entertaining on the weekend and don’t want to make your own pumpkin pancakes from scratch.
So next time you are looking for easy breakfast recipes, make sure to try this pancake recipe and give it a five-star rating if you enjoyed it!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s the perfect way to serve a breakfast that is packed with all.
- This is a quick and easy recipe that you can make for easy weekday breakfasts during the fall.
- It is a great way to use leftover pumpkin puree from other recipes.
Ingredients for these fluffy pancakes
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this easy breakfast recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Pancake mix – Us your favorite pancake mix or whatever you have on hand at the house. I used Krusteaz pancake mix here.
- Sugar– You will need a little granulated sugar to sweeten the pancakes.
- Pumpkin puree– You can use store-bought pumpkin puree or your own pumpkin puree, just make sure to not use pumpkin pie filling for this recipe.
- Pumpkin pie spice– You can use storebought pumpkin spice or homemade.
- Vanilla extract- This will give our pancakes a little extra depth of flavor.
- Water or Milk– You can use water if you don’t have milk but milk will make these richer.
Here are a few things that you can mix into your pancake batter to take it to the next level!
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
How to make pumpkin pancakes using pancake mix
This is how you can make homemade pancakes with pumpkin. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Add the pancake mix, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice to a medium bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Add in the water or milk and pumpkin puree and whisk again to combine.
- Cook on a buttered pan over medium heat until the top of the pancakes bubbles before flipping it over to cook some more.
- Serve with maple syrup and some whipped cream and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How to serve these easy pumpkin pancakes?
These pancakes have enough fall flavor to be served plain but just in case you want to spice them up you can serve them with:
- Maple syrup
- Caramel sauce
- Whipped cream
- Candied nuts
- Baked apples
- Powdered sugar
- Greek yogurt and honey
- Candied pumpkin seeds
How to store these cooked pancakes?
You can store your leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I make these pumpkin pancakes ahead of time?
These pancakes taste best as soon s you make them but you can also make them ahead of time as a breakfast meal prep for the week.
Just pop them in the microwave or toaster oven before enjoying them in the morning.
Can I freeze these?
Let the pancakes cool down before wrapping each one individually in plastic wrap, placing them in an air-tight container, and freezing for up to 3 months.
You can thaw them in the fridge overnight or microwave them for a few seconds before serving.
Pumpkin pancakes with pancake mix
pumpkin pancake recipes using pancake mix
- Whisk the pancake mix, pumpkin pie spice, and granulated sugar in a large bowl.
- Add in the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and water or milk. Whisk until combined, but make sure to not overmix it.
- Heat up a nonstick pan on medium heat. Once hot, brush with some butter.
- Use a ladle or a ⅓ cup measuring cup to scoop out the batter. Cook the pancake for 1-2 minutes per side or until bubbles appear in the center and the edges look set. Flip and cook some more.
- Serve warm with maple syrup or whipped cream and enjoy!
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