Easy Pumpkin Pancakes - Deliciously fragrant, light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes, spiced with pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree and topped with a maple pecan topping! Plus, they are super easy to make because they are made with a homemade pancake mix!
Add the eggs into a bowl or large jug, and whisk gently.
Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the eggs, and whisk to combine. Set aside until needed.
OPTIONAL - IF you prefer to separate the eggs, carefully separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, and place the egg whites in a CLEAN, DRY, bowl. Place the egg yolks in a different bowl or jug.
Then, with a CLEAN, DRY WHISK, whisk the egg whites until you get soft peaks.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Mix just enough to moisten the flour to make the batter. Some lumps are OK.
Make sure not to over-mix or over-work the batter, to prevent gluten from forming and making the pancakes rubbery.
If you separated the egg whites earlier, and have whisked them to soft peaks - add half of the egg whites to the batter and fold it in gently. Then add the other half and fold it in gently again. Make sure there are white streaks (from the egg whites) visible in the batter - to ensure really fluffy pancakes.
Heat a cast iron pan, or a non-stick pan or a griddle, over medium - medium high heat. When the pan is hot, drizzle some oil on the surface and spoon about ½ cup of the pumpkin pancake batter onto the pan. If the pancake batter is really thick, use the back of a spoon to gently push down/spread the pancake into about 6 inches in diameter.
Cook the pancake for 3 - 4 minutes on one side, until the edges are cooked and set, and the bottom is a golden brown. Carefully flip the pancake over and cook for a further 3 - 4 minutes on the other side.
Serve pancakes warm, with butter and maple syrup, OR with the maple pecan topping (recipe below).
Stir frequently to dissolve the brown sugar and melt the butter, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for a couple of minutes to make sure the syrup is smooth with no sugar granules.
Next, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the pecans. Serve warm with pumpkin pancakes. This can be warmed up in the microwave if it thickens too much.