Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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pumpkin chocolate chip pancakesWhenever I run across pumpkin pancakes on a food blog or recipe website, I literally stop in my tracks. Pumpkin is obviously the "it" food of fall, and I love the idea of using the puree in place of fat (oil or butter) in baked goods. Plus, pumpkin pancakes can come in so many variations: Have you ever mixed in dried cranberries? It's delicious. You can also serve them with cinnamon butter, apple compote, or even maple whipped cream. And, plain is pretty perfect, too.

This recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes is one of the simplest -- although, you would never know it from how excited people get when you tell them it's what you made for breakfast. They'll think you slaved in the kitchen all morning, but really it's just a matter of mixing the classic pancake ingredients with some seasonal items. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter, then sprinkle a few on top to serve.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes adapted from Allrecipes


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, plus about 1/4 cup for serving


1. Mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil, and vinegar.

2. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.

3. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.

5. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

6. Scatter chocolate chips over top.


Image via GoneApey/Flickr

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Lindsay Mannering

I wish I could "Like" this 1,000,000 times.

Kayla... KaylaMillar

looks sooo goood!!

Tracie Finite

My family are all pumpkin-aholics. Every Autumn I get a couple of extra pumpkins just for roasting and turning to puree, then freeze in individual portions to use throughout the year. Last year, I ended up with 32 cups of pumpkin, all for about $6!

Pumpkin pancakes are pretty much a weekend staple. Your recipe looks fab! I'll have to add chocolate chips next time.  :-)

Side note: Just made Pumpkin Enchiladas last night, and even my 4 year old couldn't get enough! (and no...they aren't pumpkin-filled enchiladas. You make the sauce out of pumpkin. I swear, you'd NEVER know you were eating pumpkin!)

Kemaria Kemaria

I cannot say enough good things about pumpkin.  Love it to death... I refuse to let it be an autumn-only treat. :)  This looks great - thanks for the recipe!

Peajewel Peajewel

I bet my family will love these.

carole76 carole76

yum- looks awesome

Ali Cat

why the vinegar? Is it necessary? I hate vinegar.

nonmember avatar susan

these sound incredible. the vinegar and baking soda react to allow them to rise, giving nice fluffy pancakes. they won't taste like vinegar. they will, however, taste like heaven.

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