Pumpkin Apple Pancakes

So, it’s that time of year again…. Time for pumpkin EVERYTHING!!! And while I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin flavored coffee (please don’t throw anything!), I do love almost anything else pumpkin filled that this season can offer!!!  

pumpkin apple pancakes

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And this recipe for Pumpkin Apple pancakes is a delicious breakfast that is filled with fall flavors (and nutrients) that will make you feel great about the healthy way you are starting your kid’s day!

Starting Their Day In A Healthy Way

When my oldest son was a toddler, I worked very hard to provide him a healthy breakfast each day.  Breakfast was one meal that he would eat really well! So, I found all kinds of ways of adding nutritious ingredients into muffins, pancakes, and waffles.

And my son loved it!  However, when his twin brothers were born, a lot of that went out the window!  And now that all 3 of my boys are in school, the struggle to get something in them besides cold cereal each morning is REAL!

photo of pumpkin

But when I do find the time (and energy) to make something special for breakfast, I love recipes like this one!  I often make double or triple batches of whatever recipe I whip up (which really doesn’t take much extra time). Then, I flash freeze the pancakes so that we can pull them out any time for a quick, healthy breakfast.

If you aren’t familiar with flash freezing, check out this post (scroll down to the flash freezing section)!  And for more great, make ahead breakfast ideas, check out this post!

Fall Flavors + Nutritious Additions

Pumpkin is such an awesome superfood!  It’s a great addition to pancakes to increase the vitamin and fiber content!  Also, the pumpkin puree will also add moisture to your pancake so it won’t taste dry!

photo of apples

If pumpkin weren’t enough, this recipe adds another layer of fall flavor by including apples!  The addition of apples boosts the fiber content and that will help your kiddos stay fuller, longer!  

I like to chop my apples super fine for this recipe, but you can leave larger pieces if you want. You can pick your favorite variety of apple also, I usually use what I have on hand, which is usually gala or golden delicious!

Toppings For Your Pumpkin Apple Pancakes

I try to get my kids to eat their pancakes with little or no syrup, so often I will add a little extra sugar (coconut sugar in this case) just so they don’t go crazy with the syrup!  You can also add topping to make it extra special! I played with toppings for the photos, and let me tell you that butter, a little maple syrup and pecans is DIVINE!!!

If you don’t have a griddle…. you should!  A griddle is one of my favorite kitchen tools (I have one similar to this one)!  Griddles are inexpensive and you have more even heat disribution so you are less likely to burn your food!  If you don’t have a griddle, you may use a large non-stick pan, just turn the heat to medium and watch your pancakes closely!

Pumpkin Apple Pancakes

Delicious pancakes full of fall flavors and nutritients!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: pumpkin apple pancakes
Servings: 4 people


  • griddle or large nonstick pan


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar Use more sugar if serving without syrup
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg I use a little less!
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter for the griddle


  • Mix all wet ingredients together, including pumpkin.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients (about 1/3 of the total flour mixture at a time) and mix well.
  • Gently fold in the chopped apples.
  • Melt about 1/2 tablespoon of the butter on the griddle (set to 300 degrees). Pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto the griddle and allow to cook until edges have set and bubbles form in the middle, then flip.
  • Continue melting a small amount of butter onto griddle before each batch.


Ideas for toppings: maple syrup, butter, chopped apples, cooked apples or apple pie filling, pecans, walnuts, (peanut butter- my favorite!) or whipped cream!

I hope you will try these yummy pancakes out and enjoy them as much as we do!  And you can feel good about starting you littles day out with all the nutritious goodness that this season has to offer!! Please let me know, in the comments below, if you have a chance to make these delicious apple pumpkin pancakes and how you like them!

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