Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

Try This Amazing Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

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Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

We made this pumpkin pancake recipe for dinner last night and shaped our pancakes into festive jack-o-lanterns.

Halloween here we come!

Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Pancake Recipe
We’ve been big into pumpkin waffles and pumpkin muffins for a while now, but hadn’t tried a pumpkin pancake recipe until just now.

And pancakes for dinner? An extra fun treat.

The girls helped mix up the batter and Maia had fun adding faces.

Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Pancake Recipe batter

Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

(adapted from Pennies on a Platter Pumpkin Spice Pancakes)

Note: We usually double this recipe so we have extra pancakes to reheat for breakfast the next day.

Putting toppings on Jack O Lantern pumpkin pancakes on griddle

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Begin by preheating the griddle (or pan).

2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl.

3. Then, whisk the milk, pumpkin, egg, and melted butter in a small bowl.

4. Next, combine. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

5. Slice the banana. You might like to cut some of the banana coins into thirds for triangles as well.

6. Grease the griddle. I use a nonstick electric griddle, but still usually brush it with a little oil or melted butter.

7. Use a small pitcher or measuring cup with a pour spout to pour the pancake batter onto the griddle in the shape of a pumpkin (circle with stem).

8. Add the banana slices and triangles as desired to create the Jack-O-Lantern face. (Maia loved helping with this part!)

9. When bubbles start forming and the edges of the pumpkin pancake start drying out, use a spatula to flip the pancake over to continue cooking.

10. Finally, eat your Jack-O-Lantern pancakes with butter and syrup (or whatever your family puts on pancakes). Yum!

Try These Toppings!

Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Pancakes for Halloween

Maia and I tried different toppings for the jack-o-lantern faces. She was into the chocolate chip features (the raisins looked pretty good, too).

But I especially like how the banana pieces look. A little more realistic. It looks kind of like there’s a candle inside lighting up that jack-o-lantern (especially with the addition of a little butter and syrup).

And the banana carmelized just a tad, which tasted delicious with the pumpkin pancakes. Yum.

Jack O Lantern pumpkin pancake recipe

Printable Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

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Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul

Description

(adapted from Pennies on a Platter Pumpkin Spice Pancakes)


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups white wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (we use whole milk)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled
  • 1 egg
  • a banana (chocolate chips and raisins work, too)
  • Butter or vegetable oil (for greasing the griddle)

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating the griddle (or pan).
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl.
  3. Then, whisk the milk, pumpkin, egg, and melted butter in a small bowl.
  4. Next, pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Slice the banana. You might like to cut some of the banana coins into thirds for triangles as well.
  6. Grease the griddle. I use a nonstick electric griddle, but still usually brush it with a little oil or melted butter.
  7. Use a small pitcher or measuring cup with a pour spout to pour the pancake batter onto the griddle in the shape of a pumpkin (circle with stem).
  8. Add the banana slices and triangles as desired to create the Jack-O-Lantern face. (Maia loved helping with this part!)
  9. When bubbles start forming and the edges of the pumpkin pancake start drying out, use a spatula to flip the pancake over to continue cooking.
  10. Finally, eat your Jack-O-Lantern pancakes with butter and syrup (or whatever your family puts on pancakes). Yum!

 

Did you liked this Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pancake recipe? Do you have any other favorite pumpkin recipes? If so, leave them in the comments!

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    October 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    fun and yummy!
    what’s the difference b/t white wheat and all purp flour btw?

  • Reply
    Renee @ The Calm Mama
    October 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

    awwwwwww!!! i absolutely LOVE it!!! def. gonna do this with my daughter. thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    October 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    thx jean- i’ve been overwhelmed by the flour world. thx for clarifying!

  • Reply
    Melissa Taylor
    October 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve used wheat pastry flour for that reason, too. Seems to work.
    Cute idea as usual, Jean!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

    White wheat is a whole wheat flour made with a lighter wheat. It’s sold by King Arthur flour. Here’s more info on it: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/king-arthur-white-whole-wheat-flour-5-lb
    I like that it’s whole wheat flour (with all the nutrients) but is much lighter so it doesn’t make the stuff I bake really dense or anything.
    I still use all-purpose flour for a few things, like if I’m going to make sugar cookies or something, but otherwise I use the white wheat since it’s healthier (and we bake too much).

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    You’re welcome! Glad you like these!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks, Melissa!

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