Pumpkin Pancakes

In the month of October, you will always find pumpkin purée stashed in jars, jugs & bowls in my fridge, I love baking with it & experimenting with it at this time of year. Whenever I’m working on creating & testing new recipes out in the kitchen tough, it often leaves me with the most random quantities of ingredients, ones that often aren’t quite enough to make a new or existing recipe & so they just sit in the fridge or freezer until I have enough time or quantity to use them in something.

Pumpkin Pancakes

This week, with very little time but a determination to claim my fridge back from the mounting containers of pumpkin purée, I decided to gather all of the little portions leftover from other recipes & any opened containers that had been open for a questionable amount of time (don’t lie, we all do it) to see what I had & to come up with something quick & simple to use it all up. With 150g of scraped together pumpkin purée & an open container of buttermilk, my mind quickly raced to pancakes! A tall stack of warm, sweet, orange hued, fluffy pancakes. Ready in minutes, little sweetened & with a little spice, these were the perfect way to add a little autumnal twist to a quick working brunch.

Pumpkin Pancakes

(makes around 10 pancakes, depending on how large you like them)


  • 150g pumpkin purée
  • 2 large eggs
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 30ml rapeseed oil
  • 35g caster sugar
  • 190g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a large bowl or jug, mix together the pumpkin, egg, buttermilk, oil & sugar
  • Sift over the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate, spices & salt
  • Whisk everything together until the batter is smooth, lump free & well combined
  • Set a large frying pan over a medium heat & lightly oil
  • Using a large spoon or ladle, add one full spoonful of the batter to the & fry for about 3 minutes each side, until golden & risen
  • Repeat until all of the batter has been used up

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