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Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

    The fluffiest pancake recipe you’ll ever make, these whole-grain pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger. 

    Fluffy pumpkin pancake stack with walnuts and syrup

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Recipe FAQ:

    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.

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    Additional Recipes

    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:

    What are your favorite holiday recipes or traditions? I’d love to know!

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    Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

    5 stars average
    The fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever make, these whole grain pumpkin pancakes are low sugar, made with real pumpkin and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 25 mins
    Servings: 12



    • 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.


    Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 15.4gFat: 6.2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 348mgFiber: 10.4gSugar: 9.1g

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    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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