Spiced Pumpkin and Blueberry Pancakes

Spiced Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes

When family traditions take shape, they seem to do so out of the blue, without warning, planning or even awareness. For example, Wednesday morning breakfasts with my husband. These days, he works a little later than he used to, which is nice because we sleep in a bit later, but we used to have more time together in the evenings. So, as weeks went by, it just happened that every Wednesday morning we’d sleepily slip downstairs and make a big breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon together. No explanation. No need for one. But it has become such a lovely, relaxing routine together before the busy day begins.

Blueberry Pumpkin Pancakes

I hope these breakfasts last for a while, since they allow me to get creative in the kitchen with different breakfasts and flavors of pancakes, like these with pumpkin puree, fresh blueberries, and a combination of rich, cozy fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Moist, easy to make, and mouthwateringly good!

Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes

Topped with a drip of warm pure maple syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, these pumpkin and blueberry pancakes will melt in your mouth. The flavors together are indescribably delicious, but I’ll try – the pumpkin is aromatic and lends a light, cakey texture, and the juicy blueberries nestled inside burst with every bite. The syrup is just the cherry on top.

Whether you enjoy these on a weekday or weekend, I hope you make the time to make these scrumptious, simple pancakes with a special someone. We know you’ll enjoy them as much as we did on our special Wednesday morning date!

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Spiced Pumpkin and Blueberry Pancakes

Yield: Makes 6-7 pancakes


1¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

¾ tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Dash of ground ginger

Dash of ground cloves

1 cup milk

½ cup pumpkin puree

1 large egg

2 tbsp. vegetable oil or melted butter

¼ cup blueberries, frozen or fresh


Preheat the oven to 200˚F. Set aside a baking sheet or oven-safe serving platter.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin, egg and oil or butter. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Heat a greased skillet or griddle over medium heat (325˚F for the griddle). Pour the batter on the griddle or skillet in 1/3 cup portions. Use the back of the spoon or measuring cup to smooth the batter into desired circle shape. Top each pancake with a few blueberries. When bubbles start forming on the top, carefully use a spatula to flip to the other side. Let cook for a few more minutes, until golden brown.

Transfer the pancakes to the baking sheet or oven-safe platter; place in the oven to keep warm until serving. Repeat with the rest of the batter until it has all been cooked, re-greasing the pan as needed. Serve with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and/or butter.



19 Responses to “Spiced Pumpkin and Blueberry Pancakes”

  1. #
    london bakes — October 6, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    What a lovely tradition to have especially when it involves pancakes that look as good as these do!

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    Erin — October 6, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    What a great midweek treat to get to spend Wednesday morning together. These pancakes look amazing. I have seen quite a few pumpkin pancake recipes lately, I can’t wait to try them!

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    warmvanillasugar — October 6, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    This idea is brilliant! Yum!

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    Sandra — October 6, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Sometimes it’s the simplest things that mean the most. Sharing a delicious meal with the person you love or the people you love can make your day. Top it off with these delicious pancakes and you’re good to go. Great recipe.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — October 6, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    I love pumpkin with blueberries–these look great!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — October 6, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    What a lovely tradition you’ve begun. I would have never thought to put pumpkin and blueberries together in pancakes but it sounds wonderful!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — October 6, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    Unexpected combination of pumpkin and blueberries and I love it. Very comforting pictures…I’ll definitely want to try this!

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — October 6, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    Great pancakes – love the pumpkin!

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    Laura — October 7, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    What an interesting and fabulous combination. Can’t wait to try these. BTW, are those blueberries mutants or something? They look HUGE!

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    Maris — October 7, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    What an awesome combo! I want to make pumpkin pancakes!

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    yummychunklet — October 7, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    These pumpkin pancakes look delicious! I love the color.

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    Baking Serendipity — October 10, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    I love your midweek tradition…it sounds like the perfect way to break up the work week :) And these pancakes look amazing! I never would have thought to combine blueberries with pumpkin, but I love it!

  13. #
    Val — October 11, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    Yummy recipe and great pics.

  14. #
    birdie to be — October 11, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Yum! This combo sounds amazing!

  15. #
    Kelly @Free Spirit Food — October 11, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    Lovely photos! I would have never thought of this combo, but it looks divine. Can’t wait to try !!!

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    Ann — October 12, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Holy cow do these look amazing! I love good pancakes!

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    moonlightstarcafe.com — October 12, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    These look so yummy! Great blog you have, so happy to be a new follower. :)

  18. #
    Maryanna — October 12, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    Blueberries sound like a delicious addition to pumpkin pancakes. Thanks for sharing.

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    Colie's Kitchen — October 16, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

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