Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes


I am finally on the brown butter train.  It has been a long time, and I am starting slow, but I get it.  I finally get it.  So next up I will be trying about 10 different cookies recipes, sauces, blondies, and anything else I can think of.

Pumpkin Pancakes were on my must make list this fall.  Last year I tried them when we were out for breakfast somewhere.  I remember they had a candied, caramel walnut mixture on top.  They were amazing.  But I couldn’t remember them enough to try to replicate them.  So I decided to go a different route, and finally experiment with brown butter.

These pancakes were amazing.  Just check out how fluffy they are, super light too.  My 7 year old ate the leftovers for days, and kept requesting them.  The brown butter with the pumpkin is just magical, and perfect for a fall breakfast.  Top with maple syrup, or even cinnamon maple syrup (steep a cinnamon stick in maple syrup while you mix up the pancakes).  Now if I could just replicate that walnut mixture these might be the best pancakes ever!

Yields 4

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 8 oz. buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown butter (recipe here)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 10 oz. flour
  • 2 Tbls brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, butter, and vanilla together. In a separate bowl mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Fold the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture until well combined.
  2. Preheat a griddle or a large skillet over medium heat. Spray with non stick spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Once tiny bubbles start to appear, flip the pancakes. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Serve with maple syrup.



Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes - Fluffy pancakes with nutty brown butter and pumpkin!


  1. Pumpkin pancakes are my favorite!

  2. I love pumpkin pancakes. Never tried with browned butter though!

  3. Hooray for jumping on the brown butter train! :)

  4. This is one good looking stack of pancakes- love your flavors;-)

  5. Oh, hello there.

  6. brown butter is my life weakness – I need these pancakes!

  7. I could live on brown butter! (And these pancakes!!) 😀

  8. Can I have these for dinner? Love pumpkins!!

  9. Brown butter with pumpkin sounds like pancake perfection!

  10. Love how fluffy they look! And of course, the brown butter and pumpkin combination sounds perfect!

  11. My face wants to meet these cakes!!

  12. Oh Erin, brown butter leaves me weak to the knees! I’m leaving here with a wanting for these pumpkin pancakes! I think this recipe is golden!

  13. I adore pumpkin pancakes. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  14. Brown butter and pumpkin are such a great match. I can’t imagine how comforting these are. Love it Erin!

  15. Brown butter is one of life’s greatest pleasures! Happy you discovered it. These pancakes look amazing!

  16. Everything is better with a little brown butter! These pancakes look so good!

  17. so glad to see you realized brown butter is where it’s at! these pancakes look fantastic!

  18. brown butter just makes everything right! pumpkin + brown butter would be perfect for breakfast! :)

  19. These look and sound incredible, Erin!!! I can’t stop staring…

  20. Now that’s a nice way to stack “fall” in one bite!! Looks great. :)

  21. These look incredible, Erin!! Pumpkin + brown butter is perfection! Going to give these a try!

  22. Pancakes are one of my favorite foods, and I do like so pumpkin pancakes. The walnut topping you had at a restaurant sounds really good so you need to replicate that soon. Have a good weekend 😉

  23. Welcome to brown butter world! And what a delicious way to use it in these pancakes!

  24. Corina @Wine DineDaily says:

    Love it! Have to try it soon…..

  25. Now that you’re on that brown butter train, you’ll never want to get off. It’s a magical flavor! These pancakes sound like the perfect way to highlight that flavor.

  26. Brown butter is most heavenly, as are these wonderful pancakes! I am not even that big on pancake but think I could eat these every day :)


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