Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Learn how to make golden pumpkin spice pancakes for the fall season! This recipe is so easy, made with healthy oat flour, and is gluten-free & dairy-free friendly. You will make these pancakes on repeat once you try them! 

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There is nothing like starting your day off with a hot cup of coffee and a warm stack of spiced pancakes. This recipe tastes like all things FALL and is a must-try for pancake lovers!

It is made with hearty oat flour, savory pumpkin spices, and is naturally sweetened. These healthy pumpkin pancakes are so soft, fluffy, and have the most perfect pumpkin flavor. Top with a little butter, walnuts for texture, and a drizzle of maple syrup – yum!

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Ingredients & Substitute

You’ll need only a handful of simple pantry ingredients to make these fall pancakes – I also have listed recommended substitutions if needed. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Oat flour: this is one of my favorite flours to use because it’s rich in antioxidants and healthy fiber and works just the same as regular flour. You can either purchase oat flour or make it yourself by grinding up rolled oats in a blender until consistency is fine like flour.
  • Almond milk: use your favorite almond milk – you can also replace with another non-dairy milk or regular milk.
  • Pumpkin puree: make sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Pumpkin pie spice: This is where a lot of the pumpkin flavor comes in. You can purchase this spice or make it yourself.
  • Vanilla extract: vanilla always draws the most flavor out of pancake recipes – I recommend using a pure vanilla extract.
  • Eggs: I recommend using organic pasture-raised eggs.
  • Butter: I love using vegan butter to keep things dairy-free – it also tastes and works just the same as regular butter. Replace with regular butter if needed.
  • Coconut sugar: This is used to naturally sweeten the pancakes – you can also use maple syrup as a replacement.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

  1. First, whisk together dry ingredients – oat flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Then add wet ingredients to dry – eggs, pumpkin puree, almond milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Whisk until everything is completely combined – do your best not to over-mix batter.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan on LOW to MEDIUM heat – if needed grease pan and pour 1/4 cup batter onto pan at a time. Brown on both sides – about 2 minutes on the first side then flip pancake and cook another minute on the last side. Repeat until batter is finished.
  5. Serve pancakes with maple syrup and butter.

Extra Tips for this Recipe

  • Pancake toppings: maple syrup, butter (vegan or regular), walnuts, bananas, peanut butter/almond butter, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.
  • Make your own oat flour: oat flour is essentially ground up oats. You can easily make your own by blending whole oats in a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender until “flour” consistency.
  • Flour substitutions: If needed, replace oat flour with gluten free oat flour, all-purpose flour, or gluten free flour blend.
  • Pumpkin puree: Make sure you use pumpkin puree in this recipe and not pumpkin pie filling.

These amazing fall pancakes are filled with savory pumpkin spice flavor. They are fluffy, golden brown, and a completely irresistible breakfast that is packed with wholesome ingredients.

Seasonal, simple, and absolutely delicious!

A close up of pumpkin spice pancakes on a grey plate with butter and maple syrup drizzled over top.

Best Tips for Storing & Freezing Pancakes

Store pancakes: place leftover pancakes in a airtight container or ziplock bag – store in refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freeze pancakes: to properly freeze pancakes, line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay pancakes on paper. Freeze for 1 hour then store in freezer bag or airtight container for up to 1-2 months.

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes to Enjoy

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A close up of a stack of pumpkin spice pancakes with butter, drizzled maple syrup, and a fork next to it.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Learn how to make golden pumpkin spice pancakes for the fall season! This recipe is so easy, made with healthy oat flour, and is gluten-free & dairy-free friendly. You will make these pancakes on repeat once you try them! 

Servings 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Tags: easy pumpkin pancakes, healthy pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice pancakes
Freezer Friendly: Yes
Calories: 194 kcal

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, whisk together dry ingredients – oat flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. Then add wet ingredients to dry – eggs, pumpkin puree, almond milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, and melted butter. Whisk until everything is completely combined – do your best not to over-mix batter.

  3. Heat a non-stick pan on LOW to MEDIUM heat – if needed grease pan and pour 1/4 cup batter onto pan at a time. Brown on both sides – about 2 minutes on the first side then flip pancake and cook another minute on the last side. Repeat until batter is finished.

  4. Serve pancakes with maple syrup and butter. See notes for extra topping suggestions.

Notes

Tips

  • Pancake toppings: maple syrup, butter (vegan or regular), walnuts, bananas, peanut butter/almond butter, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.
  • Make your own oat flour: oat flour is essentially ground up oats. You can easily make your own by blending whole oats in a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender until “flour” consistency.
  • Flour substitutions: If needed, replace oat flour with gluten free oat flour, all-purpose flour, or gluten free flour blend.
  • Pumpkin puree: Make sure you use pumpkin puree in this recipe and not pumpkin pie filling.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.4g7%
Sodium 47.2mg2%
Carbohydrates 32.6g11%
Sugar 5.1g6%
Protein 6.4g13%
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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