Pumpkin Pancakes

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I’m a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, so when I decided to whip up some breakfast, I knew I had to make those delicious pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon butter from Luke’s Diner! They’re just perfect for a cozy fall morning spent binge-watching episodes!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 8


**For the Pumpkin Pancakes:**

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

**For the Cinnamon Butter:**

  • 1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

**Other Ingredients:**

  • Butter for cooking pancakes
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar


**To Prepare the Cinnamon Butter:**

  • Mix together the room temperature unsalted butter, cinnamon, salt, honey, and powdered sugar until smooth. Set aside.

**To Make the Pumpkin Pancakes:**

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add in the egg, melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until smooth.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, reduce the heat slightly.
  • Spray the pan with oil or coat it with butter. Pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto the pan.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side until bubbles start to form on the top. Flip and cook until both sides are golden.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and a dollop of cinnamon butter on top.

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