It’s pumpkin season! Whether you love it or hate, it’s here. Growing up, pumpkin wasn’t something we ever had in our house. I didn’t have my first taste of pumpkin pie until I was at least 21. My then-boyfriend-now-husband introduced me to it. I’m still not a huge pumpkin fan, but I do enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie or a pumpkin donut from our favorite orchard almost every year.
Last month, I came across a pumpkin spice latte pancake recipe in a Kroger magazine. As I flipped through that magazine and gazed upon all the fall decor and recipes, the pancake recipe caught my eye. It seemed like the perfect way to help usher in the season in our home.
During my weekly grocery store run, I searched high and low (literally) for canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice. I stood in the baking eye staring at the spices for at least 10 minutes. Luckily, I found one jar of pumpkin spice on a top shelf that I could barely reach, but there was absolutely no canned pumpkin in sight!
I was sad that I wouldn’t get to try this new recipe, but luckily my husband had not one, but two cans of pumpkin in the cabinet. Believe it or not, the pumpkin was stashed away for our cat! Did you know that cats can eat pumpkin? I didn’t until my husband started giving it to her to help with digestion (that’s a story for another day).
Anyway, I was super excited to be able to make these pancakes.
The recipe was super simple to follow and did not disappoint. The pancakes turned out AMAZING! They were so good that I got a request from my son to make them again the following weekend.
Perfect Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
If you live for everything pumpkin spice, you definitely want to try this recipe. If you’re like me and occasionally enjoy pumpkin flavored treats, you definitely want to try these too! You won’t be disappointed. Trust me!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder (I omitted this, but if you like espresso you can include it)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 cups Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix (I used Cracker Barrel Buttermilk Baking and Pancake Mix)
- Butter or oil, for greasing griddle or skillet and serving
- Warm maple or pancake syrup
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
Here’s the link to the recipe and cooking directions if you missed it above.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the recipe if you decide to give it a try!