Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

the best pumpkin cinnamon streusel pancakes recipe

The Best Pumpkin Pancakes!

I have tried a few pumpkin pancake recipes that are great, but this one is fantastic! Perfect for an indulgent weekend breakfast or a special holiday breakfast. They are so tender and fluffy! Like having delicious cake for breakfast! But there’s whole wheat flour in there and some squash even, so it is totally okay to eat as a meal. 😉 These pancakes are my vote for Christmas breakfast this year!

cinnamon streusel for delicious pumpkin pancakes

Start out by mixing together the cinnamon streusel. I think it is easiest to start out using a pastry blender or fork to break up the butter pieces, then mix it together a little more with your hands.

pumpkin pancakes recipe with streusel topping

I love pumpkin all year round, but especially starting in the Fall and on through the holidays! And also, especially in sweet things. 😉

cinnamon streusel pancakes on the griddle

Once you get the batter on the griddle, add about a tablespoon of the streusel on top. While the pancake cooks, the streusel will melt into it a bit.

pumpkin streusel pancakes recipe

Then after you flip them, you add more streusel to cover the top of each. It is safe to say that I kinda made a mess of my griddle with these pancakes, but it is also safe to say that they are worth it! Such a yummy pancake treat! My kids gobbled these pancakes right up, even the kid that wasn’t so sure about the pumpkin and all that.

Sure, it might be faster to just add water to a pancake mix, but these streusel-topped delights really don’t take long to make. You can have them ready in less than 20 minutes! Mixing together the streusel and the batter really doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes or so. Then cooking the pancakes is about 3 minutes on each side, and you can cook several at a time on a griddle. So, there ya go. Give them a try!


This recipe is very slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.

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pumpkin cinnamon streusel pancakes are the best pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 8mins
Serves: about nine 4-inch pancakes


  • Streusel

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • Pancakes

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (about 2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Start by making the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Use your hands or a fork to mix until you have a crumbly mixture.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, egg, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  4. Heat the griddle or pan to medium low and coat with cooking spray. Pour a 1/3 cup of batter onto the heated griddle. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of the streusel over the pancake. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to appear, about 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Gently flip the pancake over and cover the top with the streusel. Cook for another 3 minutes or so. Continue with the rest of the pancake batter.
  5. Serve pancakes warm with maple syrup drizzled over top. Enjoy!