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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter Recipe

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!!!"

rcswv User ID: 5981713 113299
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"I made these today at work. The aroma brought in people from all over the building. Luckily I doubled the batch but still not one pancake was left. The only thing negative was that we ran out of the syrup, so next time I will make more. is!"

ctexastaz User ID: 6331210 180586
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"I will make these again. Probably could add a little more brown sugar."

hal47 User ID: 1058650 163505
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"2 words! Best ever!!!"

kalisditz User ID: 6151042 165578
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"these turned out amazing!"

kerly4 User ID: 37150 181378
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"My family loved these! Followed the recipe as written - the pancakes were very moist and the cinnamon brown butter was delicious! We even froze the extra pancakes so that we could have them during the week. Yum!"

strayxdogxstrut User ID: 5418908 105065
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Skipped the butter and topped with fat free cream cheese instead. Very filling and delicious, a good alternative to normal, sugary pancakes."

marrisa_s User ID: 6152461 183984
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Just finished eating these and they were basically a dessert! So good!!!"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 167915
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"These were delicious!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 210721
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Followed this recipe exactly except left the pecans out of the butter. These pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth delicious & everyone raved about the cinnamon brown butter. Comfort food at it's best!"

dedaniel User ID: 4306322 165576
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Made them w/mashed sweet potato and added cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Didn't need the browned butter syrup, but I'm sure it's yummy too. They're wonderful!!!!!"

RanchoRam User ID: 6252747 179972
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"The only thing is that you have to double this recipe and triple the syrup or people are upset about just getting a few of these wonderful pancakes! They are good cold with cream cheese spread on them as a snack."

ocamb105 User ID: 5361794 114016
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"These pancakes are so moist and flavorful! I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Did not even need the butter! I am already planning on when to make them again!"

Chelsto2 User ID: 5612350 114014
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"These are the most fantastic pancakes ever! The first time I ate them I totally coveted the leftovers from my kids they were so good!"

lmmf73 User ID: 2988177 98899
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"We loved this recipe. I have also made the brown butter syrup to top applesauce and coffee cakes! It's wonderful."

KatieKing09 User ID: 5706878 98897
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010


lindsey.lijana User ID: 4986848 143901
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"The ricotta cheese made the center of these pancakes have a cheesecake like texture. They are really easy to make and look like you spent all morning in the kitchen!"

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 182412
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"The pancakes were doughy on the inside when they were done on the outside. Given how much pumpkin and ricotta cheese is called for, this is probably the intended texture, but I prefer a typical pancake texture. The pancake would only get 1 star from me.

The cinnamon brown butter, however, is very good, and I will make it again, without the pecans though."

ejkrause User ID: 3690519 180540
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"This recipe was wonderful, my kids loved it, even the one who never likes anything! I did make the syrup with a little less butter, but it was still wonderful!"

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 210720
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"My two girls aged 4.5 and 3 LOVED these and I felt good about serving them something with pumpkin in it- although the butter/syrup topping probably cancelled out the benefit of the "hidden" veggie. The brown butter syrup is FABULOUS and I would make that again even for frozen waffles."

chris and jenn User ID: 4471881 167914
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"First time was raw in center so I used fat free milk instead and a bit of water to thin it. Perfect."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 114013
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I have no idea what went wrong, but all I could get was gooey mess fried on the outside and raw on the inside. I even tried baking and microwaving these after frying them. It was very disappointing and I ended throwing all the batter out."

Cathi H User ID: 4649327 105063
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"These are the best pancakes we have ever made! This is now our #1 pancake recipe!"

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 114012
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"So good!! The pumpkin flavor is mild, but still there. We loved the texture of these and the brown butter is awesome!"

rup635 User ID: 1126666 114011
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"Fantastic! Only change I will make next time is to double up on the Cinnamon Brown Butter as we ran out of it before the pancakes were gone. easy and delicious!"

Kathy H User ID: 859463 98380
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"Great recipe, I made it for our residents in an assisted living community and they loved it!"

kristymarkners User ID: 4968239 98896
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"Super simple and delicious!"

gaylerene User ID: 1212977 210719
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"We had these this morning and it certainly woke my boys up in a great mood. I threw in a handful of craisins in the batter. I think they would be good in the brown butter also. I thought the pumpkin flavor was very mild and may add some pumpkin pie spice to the batter next time. The brown butter is a treat. I spooned some on each stack and they finished off with regular syrup if they needed it. I'm thinking about using it for a ladie's brunch/bible study. Dolloped with a spot of whipped cream they'd be even extra-extra special. Lots of possibilities with these for the autumn season."

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