Cast Iron

pumpkin pancakes

October 21, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by Husbands that Cook
  • Makes about 12 5-inch pancakes
Author Notes

A simple and delicious recipe for fluffy pumpkin pancakes from Husbands that Cook, inspired by the flavors of pumpkin pie! —Husbands that Cook

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons (40g) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups (355ml) evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (135g) pumpkin purée
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Whisk to combine and break up any brown sugar lumps, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the wet ingredients: milk, melted butter, eggs, and pumpkin purée, and whisk thoroughly to combine. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, and whisk just until smooth.
  3. Preheat oven to 200ºF, and preheat a griddle or skillet (cast iron is ideal) over medium-low heat. When hot (see note below), add 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When bubbles form on the surface and the edges begin to dry out, flip the pancake and cook on the other side for another minute or two, until golden brown. Place the pancake in the oven to stay warm, and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve hot, with butter and maple syrup, and enjoy!
  4. notes: — There is an easy test to see if your skillet is hot enough. Get your fingers wet with water, and flick some droplets onto the surface of the skillet. If the drops just sit there, it is not hot enough. If they immediately disappear, the skillet is too hot. If they sizzle and dance, you are ready to cook! — You will likely need to adjust the stove as you cook the pancakes. If they are browning too quickly, turn the stove down. If they are too pale and taking too long, turn the stove up. — You don’t need much, if any, oil to cook pancakes. We pour about 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a cast iron pan, then use a paper towel to wipe it over the surface of the pan, creating a very thin coating. For a crisper exterior, feel free to use more oil, or try butter for extra richness.

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4 Reviews

Josie B. October 31, 2020
These did not work for me. Tried in a cast iron and a nonstick at varying temperatures, with and without butter in the pan and they came out undercooked in the middle every time.
Husbands T. October 31, 2020
We're so sorry to hear that. Usually with pancakes, if the bottom is getting dark but the middle is still undercooked, it means the heat is up too high. Also, look for bubbles that form on the surface before flipping, and that should ensure a fully cooked pancake. Hope that helps for next time!
Lisa S. October 28, 2017
Would you say using evaporated milk vs regular milk makes a difference in these pancakes? Thanks!
Husbands T. October 28, 2017
Hi Lisa! Evaporated milk is a bit thicker and richer than regular milk, but feel free to substitute regular milk (or even non-dairy milks) since the results will be very similar!