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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter

Good morning, indeed! These tender, moist pumpkin pancakes will make everyone wake up early. The cinnamon butter makes a flavor combo that is out of this world! —Courtney Shay, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    14 pancakes (1 cup butter)


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese


  • In a small heavy saucepan, cook butter over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, pumpkin and cheese. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with cinnamon butter.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes with about 2 tablespoons butter: 394 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • BandMom43
    Oct 4, 2020

    Did not enjoy this.

  • Kathy
    Jul 22, 2020

    I was curious how important the ricotta cheese is to this recipe & if there's a way to make it without it?

  • justmbeth
    Dec 28, 2017

    The family liked these (I was more on the so-so side). Next time I would consider doubling the syrup ingredients as there didn't seem to be enough for us.

  • lizzitish
    Jan 7, 2016

    The syrup was absolutely delicious and will be used over and over and over again; however, the pancakes left much to be desired.

  • luigimon
    Nov 3, 2013

    Didn't care for these.....bland, even though I added pumpkin pie spice as suggested. We too prefer the fluffy pancake to this dense pancake. Brown butter okay, nothing to say wow about. Maybe I did something wrong. We will not make these again.

  • 54dede3
    Oct 31, 2013

    Great recipe

  • sjculver1
    Oct 31, 2013

    I should've learned by now that you shouldn't mess with a good thing. As much as I love pumpkin, the plain old pancake sure beat this recipe. The pancake was bland and not worth the extra efforts.

  • shelley.dills74
    Mar 8, 2013

    No comment left

  • andrea4334
    Feb 19, 2013

    No comment left

  • tizzylm
    Dec 16, 2012

    Yum...this is a keeper. Family loved these scrumptious pancakes.