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.
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 on an early morning.
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.
If you are not a huge fan of pumpkin pie spice, you could substitute it with ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, ½ teaspoon of the ground allspice, and ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
Always taste the batter before cooking to make sure it has enough spice since the spice is what brings out the flavor.
The chocolate chips are optional but I highly recommend them since they add extra flavor and texture.
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.
These pancakes can freeze well 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.
Here is how you can make your own yummy pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
1 cup of pumpkin puree
2 ½ tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
1 cup of chocolate chips
2 cups of milk
2 ½ cups of original pancake mix
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Mix the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, 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.