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Embrace the season and enjoy a half stack of pumpkin spice pancakes.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes cooking on a camping stove

Fall is a time for Pumpkin Spiced Everything. There’s no question that this autumn craze can – and often is – taken to great excess (…pumpkin spiced Greek yogurt just shouldn’t exist). But when done properly and responsibly, a little pumpkin flavor can really enhance a meal.

In terms of camping foods, pancakes seem like excellent candidates to be Pumpkin Spice-ified. After all, pancakes mostly serve as vessels with which to transport other delicious flavors to our mouths (namely maple syrup and butter.) So why not add a little pumpkin flavor to the party and see how it goes?

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes cooking on a camping stove

Depending on how much of a pumpkin fix you need, there are three ways to accomplish this (without using pumpkin puree – because who brings that camping?):

The first is to add a little pumpkin spice to the batter. This will produce mild pumpkin notes that subtly work in the background of your pancakes.

The second is to mix some pumpkin spice into your maple syrup. The maple syrup will need to be warmed up for the spices to properly mix, but once they do, this will produce a pumpkin forward flavor that blends nicely with the sweetness of the maple syrup.

Finally, if you really want to crank the pumpkin flavor up to 11, you can do both: batter and syrup.

Stack of pumpkin spice pancakes
Stack of spiced pumpkin pancakes
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes stacked on a plate

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Recipe by Fresh Off the Grid
What better way to celebrate the season than to make these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes! Simple ingredients make this a great recipe for camping or for an easy weekend breakfast.
Makes 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Butter, ghee, or oil

Spiced Maple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the milk and egg to the dry ingredients. Using a fork, whisk to combine, making sure not to over mix.
  • Heat a skillet over your campfire or camp stove over medium low heat. Add a teaspoon of butter, ghee, or oil to the skillet and swirl to coat the pan. Pour ⅓ cup of the pancake batter into the center of the skillet and cook for a few minutes until the top begins to bubble and the sides are set (2-3 minutes). Using a spatula, flip the pancake and cook the other side until golden.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter, adding more fat to the skillet as needed.
  • Serve with Spiced Maple Syrup (recipe below).

Pumpkin Spiced Maple Syrup

  • Combine the syrup and pumpkin spice in a small saucepan and gently heat, stirring frequently, until the syrup is warm and the spices have been incorporated.

NOTES

MAKE AHEAD

The dry pancake batter ingredients can be measured out at home and stored in a sealable container or bag.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Mixing bowl
Measuring cups and spoons
Whisk or large spoon
Skillet or griddle
Spatula
Small saucepot (optional, if making the spiced syrup)

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 146kcal
*Nutrition info is an estimate based on information provided by myfitnesspal.com

  • Oh, this kills me! I’m currently living in Europe (oh, poor me) and don’t have access to all-things pumpkin like I do in the States. I have to admit that even pumpkin-spice Greek yoghurt sounds pretty good (in fact, I think I ate that last year!)

    • We are actually split on the idea of pumpkin spice yogurt. Michael (who wrote the post) is in the “no thanks” camp, but I (Megan) agree with you that it sounds pretty good!!

      There are a few recipes online for DIY pumpkin spice blends (usually cinnamon, cloves, allspice, maybe nutmeg?) that you could try using instead!

      Cheers,
      Megan

  • Hilary Manion says:

    I like the sound of this but would need to convert it into a more Paleo, gluten free version. Thanks for sharing.4 stars

  • Zsombor Lacza says:

    My daughter is watching these videos and cooked her very first pancake tower from it – thanks for the inspiration.5 stars

  • Thanks for sharing a great article and I do know what to have for breakfast tomorrow:)

  • Mouth watering Pancakes !! Loved the Post. I will surely gonna try it out.

  • Savannah Steele says:

    Best pancakes I have ever made they were a little thin but perfect in every way greatest recipe thanks guys.5 stars

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