Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 20 mins

These Easy Pumpkin Pancakes are light, fluffy and so easy to make using canned pumpkin and boxed pancake mix. It’s the perfect breakfast recipe for fall!

If you enjoy these easy pancakes you might also like my Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes or these Homemade Pancakes With Raspberry Sauce.

A stack of Pumpkin Pancakes on a white plate with syrup being poured over them

These Pumpkin Pancakes Are So Easy To Make Using Boxed Pancake Mix

The reason these pancakes are easy?? Well, because they are cheater pumpkin pancakes. That’s right. I cheated and used store bought pancake mix. My Mom has made these for years and I used to make my own from scratch. Actually, I used to make a whole lot of types of pancakes from scratch.

Then I went and had twins. Two adorable chunky demons who slobber and cry all the time. And when that happened, I bought a box of pancake mix. Sure, once the girls can entertain themselves for half a second I will get back to making pancakes from scratch…but until then, this gives Jorge & I our Sunday pancake fix in 10 minutes. Yahoo!

Close up of a stack of pancakes on a square plate with syrup being poured on them

So while I was making these (and shoveling them into my face in between playing peek-a-boo), I thought you might actually want to know how to make easy pumpkin pancakes too. I mean, you are probably going to have a house full of family Thanksgiving morning. Who has the time to make real pancakes while also cooking a whole Thanksgiving meal??

Since I won’t talk to you before Thursday, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I will be spending mine with my family and then doing some Black Friday shopping (online — I’m not leaving my couch or fighting with the crazies). Mama needs a new TV! 😉

Yield: 8 pancakes

Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

A stack of Pumpkin Pancakes on a white plate with syrup being poured over them

These Easy Pumpkin Pancakes are light, fluffy and so easy to make using canned pumpkin and boxed pancake mix. It's a delicious breakfast recipe that's perfect for fall!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup pancake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • butter & maple syrup for serving


In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, pour batter on to skillet. Once you start to see little bubbles form, flip and continue to cook until pancake is browned on each side. Continue until you have used all pancake batter.

Serve pancakes with butter and maple syrup!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g


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18 Responses
  1. Jessica Turner

    So easy! I was craving pumpkin something and thought pancakes would be the least complicated route. A pancake mix and canned pumpkin recipe? Even better! I added one duck egg and used “aSmidgenof” Pumpkin Spice seasoning blend (going for easy here), and used whole wheat flax seed pancake mix and these are FANTASTIC! Super fluffy, golden orange, and delicious! Thank you!

  2. Karen & Tom Anderson

    Just made these today exactly as recipe said. Very thin batter and thin pancakes. Not fluffy at all. Used newly opened store brand pancake mix dated Sept.. 2022. Any suggestions?

  3. Wendy Delmont

    Krusteze sweet cream pancake mix is awesome with pumpkin added. The best pancake batter ever and only water!

  4. Tiffany

    These were delicious I added just a little brown sugar to the mix because I wasn’t sure if my family would like it but they loved them! Thx

  5. Norah

    For gluten free I used kinnikinnick gf pancake/waffle mix, and added one egg and 1/4tsp baking powder – so fluffy and tasty!

  6. Josiah Doran

    for any spice lover out there who makes this, just add chopped up habanero or whatever hot pepper that you can handle to the mix for a jack-o-lantern edition .. the heat and edgy spices of capcaisin peppers can light up any pumpkin treat into a jack-o-lantern for the taste buds..

  7. Grace

    Thank you for this! Every pumpkin pancake recipe I’ve read has been way more complicated. This is perfect!

  8. gretchen | kumquat

    the fact that you’re still blogging about things that you’re actually cooking in your kitchen while mothering twins is miraculous, in my world… i’m impressed, easy pancakes or no. for the rest of us with little people who are a little more independent, these would be there perfect start for thanksgiving day when we’re distracted with the rest of the day’s prep.

  9. Melissa+D.

    I need to be honest, while I love pumpkin and pancakes and all food related things really…I initially opened up this post hoping to see a photo of your little bundles! Lol! I’d click either way (love your blog) but they are a serious bonus! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Michele {Delish Dishes From Michele}

    I’m all over boxed pancake mix! Totally understand being too busy to make your own mix in the morning. Love this quick recipe!

  11. Upholstery cleaners Islington

    I love pancakes! I have never tried pumpkin pancakes. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely try it.

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