Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter Recipe
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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter Recipe

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Good morning, indeed! These tender, moist pumpkin pancakes will make everyone wake up early. The cinnamon butter makes a flavor combo that is out of this world! —Courtney Shay, Gaithersburg, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 394 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a small heavy saucepan, cook butter over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, pumpkin and cheese. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with brown butter. Yield: 14 pancakes (1 cup butter).
Originally published as Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p101

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lizzitish User ID: 1974656 241274
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"The syrup was absolutely delicious and will be used over and over and over again; however, the pancakes left much to be desired."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 181384
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Didn't care for these.....bland, even though I added pumpkin pie spice as suggested. We too prefer the fluffy pancake to this dense pancake. Brown butter okay, nothing to say wow about. Maybe I did something wrong. We will not make these again."

54dede3 User ID: 6487877 181380
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"Great recipe"

sjculver1 User ID: 7287079 182414
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"I should've learned by now that you shouldn't mess with a good thing. As much as I love pumpkin, the plain old pancake sure beat this recipe. The pancake was bland and not worth the extra efforts."

tizzylm User ID: 6412433 105067
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Yum...this is a keeper. Family loved these scrumptious pancakes."

bygrace7 User ID: 6178302 179974
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Oh, these are soo delicious! The syrup was too "buttery" tasting so I added two tablespoons of brown sugar; WOW!"

hawki427 User ID: 1222976 114017
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"We loved these pancakes! I left out the pecans & the ricotta cheese & they turned out great. We have hardly any leftovers. I would maybe double the syrup next time, however."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 98381
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I really thought with all of those great reviews that these pancakes would be amazing, but I didn't think they had any flavor at all. We were all very disappointed. Also, the middle didn't cook very well."

bteshka User ID: 5586114 143902
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"Nothing healthy about this recipe!!!!!"

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 105066
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"This was DELICIOUS!!!"

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