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Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes: A Delicious Cross Between Two Favorites

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes: A Delicious Cross Between Two Favorites

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Looking for a delicious way to start your day? Why not try Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes? This recipe is a cross between two of our favorite breakfast foods – pumpkin pancakes and butterscotch chip pancakes. They are sure to please everyone in your family!

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes: A Delicious Cross Between Two Favorites

Pumpkins are for decorating and of course, for eating! Pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, and even pumpkin pancakes! {drool} OK, I might get a little crazy with the whole pumpkin thing, I just love the flavor so much and like finding ways to incorporate it into different recipes.

Who first made pancakes?

There is some dispute over the origin of pancakes, with different countries taking credit for their invention. Consider this: 30 years ago a 5,300-year-old mummy, was dug out of a glacier in the Italian Alps that had a kind of pancake in his stomach along with meat from the red deer.


There are so many versions today, but all in all, they are a basic flatbread or griddle cake made from flour, milk, and eggs. The only constants seem to be that they are cooked on one side at a time, flipped to the other, and then served hot with butter and maple syrup (or any number of sweet toppings).

From incredibly thin Swedish pancakes to the thick Dutch Baby pancake, each culture has its own way of preparing and serving pancakes.

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What kind of grain are pancakes made of?

The grain used in pancakes can be wheat, cornmeal, buckwheat, rice, oats, or any number of other flours. It was different in the days before our global economy when people were limited to the areas they lived in and what they could grow.

Things are different now as we can get pretty much anything we want in our local grocery store. In this Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancake recipe, we use all-purpose flour.

Why are pancakes a great way to start the day?

Well, for one, they’re quick and easy to make. Plus, you can add all sorts of mix-ins to them to change up the flavor. And that’s exactly what we did with these Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes. We took our two favorite pancake recipes and combined them into one delicious breakfast treat!

Is pumpkin healthy?

Yes! Pumpkins are a good source of fiber and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that helps to keep your cells healthy. Pumpkin also contains vitamins A, C, and E.

It is a great idea to work more of this into your diet, especially as we head into the colder months when we may not be getting as much fresh produce.

Is there a difference between canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie mix?

Yes. Canned pumpkin puree is just cooked and mashed pumpkin. Pumpkin pie mix is where bands add spices to their puree to make it closer to what you would find in a pumpkin pie. It is really up to your preference which one you use in this recipe- I suggest the plain version but if you go with the mix? Don’t add the pumpkin spice seasoning.

Where is the best place to get canned pumpkin?

As strange as this sounds, I like my local Dollar Tree. A can is now $1.25 and it usually runs over two bucks at my local grocery stores – up to $3 a can!

When you see it, stock up – it keeps for a few years and is pretty versatile. I will add a few pumpkin recipe links to the bottom of this post for you.

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Yes, these are amazing and a great taste of fall. They are usually a little heavier than “normal” pancakes but delicious on their own. We had to take our favorite recipe and “kick it up a notch” as my hubby would say and add the butterscotch chips.

These Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes are a slight twist on the yummy pumpkin pancakes we always made, and I hope your family loves them!

Quick notes on this recipe

This pancake will be a little dense, but still yummy! I suggest medium heat so the pancakes have time to cook through. These make about 10-12 smaller pancakes. If serving to a larger bunch, I’d suggest doubling the recipe.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of butterscotch chips (or as desired)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter

How to make Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes:

In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and baking powder together.

Pumpkin butterscotch pancakes dry ingredients

In a medium bowl mix together pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla extract, melted butter, and eggs together.

wet ingredients for Pumpkin Butterscotch pancakes

Gently fold in the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.

Heat your griddle or a pan to medium heat. Melt a little butter on the pan to grease it, add in a ¼ cup of pancake batter.

cooking Pumpkin Butterscotch pancakes

Add a few butterscotch chips to the top of each pancake before flipping. Brown each side of the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, flipping once until cooked through.

Pumpkin Butterscotch pancakes featured image
We like to garnish them with a few more butterscotch chips and chopped walnuts

Our recipe is slightly adapted from this recipe we found:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/235535/simply-pumpkin-pancakes/

Print off our Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes recipe here:

Yield: 4 - 5 servings

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pancakes

Pumpkins for decorating and of course, for eating! Pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and even pumpkin pancakes!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips (or as desired)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and baking powder together.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla extract, melted butter and eggs together.
  3. Gently fold in wet mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Heat griddle or pan to medium heat. Melt a little butter on pan to grease it, add in a ¼ of pancake batter.
  5. Add a few butterscotch chips to the top of each pancake before flipping.
  6. Brown each side of the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, flipping once, until cooked through.

Notes

This pancake will be a little dense, but still yummy! I suggest medium heat so the pancakes have time to cook through.

These make about 10-12 smaller pancakes. If serving to a larger bunch, I’d suggest doubling the recipe.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 541Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 675mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 4gSugar: 33gProtein: 13g

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This post is featured by Twinkl in their ‘Pancake Day 2022’ blog

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