Pumpkin Pancakes with Sweet Apple Cider Syrup Recipe
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Pumpkin Pancakes with Sweet Apple Cider Syrup Recipe

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The flavors of autumn star in these delightful pumpkin pancakes that are topped with a sweet apple cider syrup. Light and fluffy, the pancakes are perfect for breakfast or brunch or as a snack anytime! —Brenda Parker, Portage, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 448 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.
  2. For pancakes, in a large bowl,combine the dry ingredients In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, pumpkin and oil until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
  3. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup. Yield: 15 pancakes (1 cup syrup).
Originally published as Pumpkin Pancakes in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p39

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lovemypig User ID: 7192946 257208
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

"These pancakes are wonderful! The syrup adds a perfect compliment to them. I made them for our Thanksgiving breakfast and my husband loves them."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 255181
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"We love pancakes and our house so I had to give this a try. The pancakes or super moist. The taste was delicious. I did not make this syrup and used maple syrup instead."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 245796
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I have been making these from taste of home for years! We love them. They are my kids favorite. They are moist and tender and delicious. I don't usually make the syrup though. They are just fine with maple syrup."

cjmead User ID: 293231 240260
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"I've always used table ready butternut type squash in this recipe, which is makes really yummy pancakes. Once I tried it with plain pumpkin and was sorely disappointed in the flavor."

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 235401
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"My family and friends loved these pancakes. I doubled the recipe and made them for brunch. I made them on the griddle. They came together very easily. I added nutmeg and ground ginger to add extra spice. My family said they tasted like pumpkin pie and stood out over the eggs Benedict that was meant to be the star of the show! I took other reviewers advice and decided not to make the syrup. I served with a choice of reduced fat log cabin syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar. Both toppings were great."

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 233847
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"This is a combined rating because I would give the pancakes but the syrup wasn't that great so I would give it 4 or maybe 3, 3 1/2? ;) I will be making the pancakes again and again and again! We prefer them with maple syrup but I may try them with cool whip next time... I am thinking it will be like the breakfast version of pumpkin pie!"

catcody21 User ID: 7586975 233186
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"It was good. I don't think the syrup set up right for me though. I did use light corn syrup"

Attolia12 User ID: 6868921 214390
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"I love that these pancakes got so fluffy! I would decrease the sugar in the apple cider syrup a little bit though."

khegeman User ID: 2379383 33639
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"I did not care for the apple cider syrup, it was way too sweet, but we loved the pancakes and they were delicious with maple syrup."

cbergan User ID: 1967024 31874
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"I added a little more cinnamon and cloves to my pancakes. Very good. The syrup was excellent."

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