The fluffiest pancake recipe you’ll ever make, these whole-grain pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger.
The holidays are right around the corner which means cozy, leisurely breakfasts with friends and family are on the horizon! During this time, I find that cozy recipes like these Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes, Cinnamon Roll Popovers, and Banana Nut French Toast Bake are perfect for festive brunches that bring the whole family together. However, while my family loves these fluffy pumpkin pancakes all year round, my boys especially crave them during the holidays.
Filled with real pumpkin, warm cinnamon and a hint of ginger, these whole grain pumpkin pancakes are healthy and delicious. However, to keep them light and fluffy, I use Stonyfield plain low fat yogurt in place of any butter or oil. This adds protein, reduces fat, and your kids will never know its healthy! Personally, I prefer to save my butter to serve on top anyway.
How do you make pancakes fluffy?
This pancake griddle is my secret weapon when it comes to making perfectly fluffy pancakes every time! In addition, it is important to mix all wet and dry ingredients separately. However, be careful not to over-mix your ingredients. You want them just combined, not completely blended. Otherwise, your pancakes will be flat and sad.
Leftovers freeze well and are ideal for last-minute house guests. In fact, these fluffy pumpkin pancakes are ideal for feeding a crowd. So, I recommend making a double batch. However, I’ll warn you, there are rarely any leftovers!
Do I have to use whole wheat pastry flour?
No. While these Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes are made with whole wheat pastry flour, feel free to experiment and swap out any other flour you have on hand! Just be sure to account for appropriate conversion sizes.
Do I have to use Stonyfield yogurt?
While Stonyfield yogurt will provide the best results, any plain yogurt brand can be used. However, if Greek yogurt is replaced, the texture and baking times will change due to the protein content.
What are the best toppings?
Personally, I love to top the whole stack with chopped pecans in order to add protein and texture. However, walnuts or sliced almonds are delicious, too! Feel free to add fruit, nuts and seeds, nut butters, or whipped cream!
Can I freeze these?
Absolutely! In fact, I recommend doing keeping a big batch on hand for when a craving hits. Take a look at my best tips and tricks on How to Freeze and Reheat Pancakes and say goodbye to frozen, boxed pancakes for good.
While these fluffy pumpkin pancakes are delicious, variety is the spice of life, and there are so many great pancakes out there! Here are a few more of my favorite recipes perfect for the holiday season:
- Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
- Chocolate Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- Maple Bacon Pancakes
What are your favorite holiday recipes or traditions? I’d love to know!
Your fork is waiting.
Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup flax seed meal
- 1 ½ cups low fat milk
- 1 cup pure pumpkin
- 1 cup Stonyfield plain yogurt (low fat)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.
- Add all remaining ingredients and mix until just combined. (Be careful not to over mix.)
- Heat non-stick griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and pour batter, about 1/3 cup at a time.
- Heat 2-3 minutes per side. It is important to keep pan at medium or lower to allow time for the thick batter to cook thoroughly without burning the outsides.
- Serve warm with maple syrup.
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I’m so thankful for this recipe and your blog. Enjoy the rest of your holiday xoxo
You’re so sweet! Thank you!
As a pancake craving pregnant MACHINE…I have to say these look kind of like the best things. Ever.
omg I ate SO MANY pancakes when I was pregnant!!!! Why is that?!?
I am literally salivating looking at these pancakes. I also really love yogurt in my pancakes- well, I pretty much could have stopped at I love yogurt. Seriously, these look fantastic.
hahaha thank you so much!! I hope you try them sometime!
Probably my favorite breakfast EVER — love that you made it healthier with yogurt!
Awww Mine too I’m pretty sure!!
Now that is one heck of a gorgeous stack of pancakes! Want!
That means a lot coming from the pancake queen herself!! xo
Awesome!! I’ve only made pancakes with yogurt once, and they were so good!
I use yogurt now every time – it really makes them so good!
As always, LOVE these! My family will love these for breakfast this weekend, especially my father in law!
We are making them Sunday – they are perfect for cozy weekends!
Alright we are all coming over for these right now! The boys should play fantastically and we can drink coffee and talk for hours deal?
hahah YES!! Please!!
Who could resist a stack of these! Love how healthy these are!
Thank you Jeanette! Have a great Thanksgiving!!
My kiddos love when I make pancakes for dinner. I’ll have to add these to our dinner menu this week!
I was literally just thinking these would be good for dinner tonight!!
yummy!! These look amazing!
Thank you Shawna! Let me know if you try them!
You know that I’ll take the entire stack, mmmmmkay?
haha you got it sista!
Dear Liz, pumpkin pancakes are always a treat in my house. These look light and wonderful. xo, Catherine
Thank you so much Catherine!