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Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes

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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.

brown butter pancakes on a plate

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.

brown butter pancakes on a plate

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!

brown butter pancakes on a plate

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes - light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a nutty brown butter flavor.  The perfect fall breakfast!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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.


Adapted from Desserts for Breakfast

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 452Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 126mgSodium 1072mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 13g

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

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Magic of Spice

Saturday 27th of October 2012

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 :)

Cookin' Canuck

Friday 26th of October 2012

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.

Corina @Wine DineDaily

Thursday 25th of October 2012

Love it! Have to try it soon.....

Lemons and Anchovies

Thursday 25th of October 2012

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


Thursday 25th of October 2012

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 ;)

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