My sons absolutely love pumpkin so we have been eating a lot of it lately and pumpkin pancakes are no exception.
They enjoy having pancakes for breakfast so what’s better than having two of the things you love most mashed into one? I don’t even like pumpkin but I devour these pumpkin pancakes.
Pumpkin pancakes are so flavorful, moist, and simply delicious.
If you are trying to make incredibly moist pancakes that are full of flavor then this recipe is meant just for you. They are the perfect way to start off your busy day. Pair them with a hot cup of coffee and you are good to go.
I love using this recipe for my pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes because the pancakes come together so quickly and that way I tend to have a satisfying breakfast on the table in no time.
Each fall, our pumpkin patch will faithfully yield very many pumpkins, this bounty harvest prompts us to switch to all fall-themed recipes.
According to www. Healthline.com pumpkin is very nutritious and at the same time low in calories. That is why I love growing pumpkins! 🙂
These delicious pancakes come together with a very short list of ingredients, let's look at them in detail.
Pumpkins are very nutritious, they contain essential minerals are rich in fiber, and have very low calories.
I love cooking from scratch and I believe your homemade pumpkin puree tastes better than canned pumpkin puree.
Pumpkins have a sweet fruity flavor, and the dense and moist flesh adds moisture to the pancakes.
Anything with chocolate is always inviting! Why not, chocolate’s rich earthy, and sweet flavor makes the pancakes irresistible. These delicious pancakes will appeal to the most peaky eater in your house, trust me! The chocolate chips are optional but I highly recommend them since they add extra flavor and texture.
Brown sugars increase the depth of sweetness of the pancake mix. Brown sugar has a richer molasses flavor and deep brown hue making the pancakes more appetizing.
Vegetable oil is essential, it gives the pancake a luscious texture.
Is the leavening agent in this recipe? It adds air to the bubbles in the butter making them fluffy and light. Pumpkin puree can make the pancakes dense. If you are using pancake mix you can omit baking powder.
You can use all-purpose or pancake mix.
You need a blender or whisk, mixing bowls, and a non-stick or heavy-based frying pan.
Here is how you can make your own yummy pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes.
Use an electric hand-held mixer to beat the eggs until fluffy. Add pumpkin puree, milk, and vegetable oil in a medium bowl and set it aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the pancake mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and chocolate chips.
Add them to the pumpkin puree mixture you set aside and stir.
Ensure you do not over-mix the batter. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan and scoop the batter into the frying using ¼ cup for each pancake.
Allow the pancakes to cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side until they brown.
Serve hot with your favorite pancake syrup.
FAQ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
What are your options?
You can make these pancakes from scratch or you can start off with pancake mix.
I use pancake mix most of the time because of its convenience and less time spent in the kitchen in the early morning.
Can I use homemade pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin puree?
You can either use canned or homemade cooked pumpkin for this recipe.
I prefer my homemade fresh cooked pumpkin but once in a while, I use the canned one.
Do I have to use pumpkin spice?
If you are not a huge fan of pumpkin pie spice, you could substitute it with ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, ½ teaspoon of ground allspice, and ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
Can I freeze the pancakes?
These pancakes can freeze well for up to 6 weeks so you might as well make a lot of them and just pop them in the microwave when you want some.
To freeze, wrap each pancake with parchment paper or separate each with parchment paper.
Slip them into a freezer-friendly bag.
Always taste the batter before cooking to make sure it has enough spice since the spice is what brings out the flavor.
You can mix your wet ingredients in a blender since it guarantees incredibly smooth batter and breaks down the pumpkin perfectly especially when you are using fresh pumpkin puree.
Before cooking you cook the pancakes, heat the pan until it is very hot. This will keep the pancake batter from sticking to the frying pan.
This should be done if you use an old-fashioned heavy-based frying pan. A nonstick pan will make your life very easy.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- 1 cup Pumpkin puree
- 2 ½ tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 2 cups Milk
- 2 ½ cups Original Pancake Mix
- 1 Egg
- 3 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs till light and fluffy, add vegetable oil, milk, and pumpkin puree.
- In a separate bowl, combine the pancake mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. When using all-purpose flour make sure to mix the dry ingredients thoroughly.
- Add them to the pumpkin puree mixture you set aside and stir. Ensure you do not overmix the batter.
- Heat a lightly oiled frying pan and scoop the batter into the frying using ¼ cup for each pancake.
- Allow the pancakes to cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side until they brown.