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Pumpkin Pancakes!!! So excited over here!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | @hbharvest

I feel like because it is now October I can freely talk about all things pumpkin!! Pretty pumped about this. Especially after spending the last few days in Orlando at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter experiencing pumpkin juice, pumpkin pasties and OK, chocolate frogs and Butterbeer too!

Since I’m on the topic of Harry Potter, thank you guys all so much for your incredibly awesome recommendations. Like you all had said, Universal Studios is HUGE, and there is just so much to see! I was thinking we would really only visit Harry Potter, but after the first day we kind of realized that we should maybe try to see a bit more. So the first day was all Harry Potter and it was everything we could have hoped for. If you guys love Harry Potter, I highly recommend checking out this park. The Gringotts Bank ride is beyond cool! Asher was pretty afraid to ride any rides, but we got her to go on a few. She is declaring the Hogwarts Express her favorite!

Wait, I just realized, I dove right into talking about our trip and never told you guys how my surprise went! Unfortunately it didn’t work out exactly as I had hoped, but to make a long story short, Asher was SO excited to see my brother Kai and his girlfriend Caitlin when we arrived in Orlando. She had no idea they where coming, so she was ecstatic.

In fear of this post being a mile long, I think I will save the rest of my trip for another post, so second day at the park will have to come later! Cause you guys! We have chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes to chat about!

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I’m headed back home tonight, back to the fall weather, back to life, and back to all my pumpkin baking! While I’m sad to be leaving vacation behind, I’m also excited to return home and kind of just dive back into all things fall…which you guys all know that I love so much!

I’ll be kicking things off by making these pancakes bright and early tomorrow morning. Or ok, maybe not bright and early, maybe lunch is a better idea? or a mid afternoon work break? Either way I will definitely be making them! They’re honestly one of my favorite foods of the moment! Warm and cozy pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and um, whipped maple butter

So much goodness happening, yet so simple. Yes, please!

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So here’s the deal with these. Like I said above, these pancakes are simple and easy. The pancakes have a pumpkin buttermilk base and are of course loaded with chocolate chips, my favorite!! I love that they have the flavors of pumpkin spice, but are studded with semi sweet chocolate chips, it’s the perfect balance of pumpkin and chocolate flavors, and I can’t lie, I would take these pancakes over a slice of pumpkin pie any day.

But I didn’t even get to my favorite part yet. That whipped maple butter!!

Oh my gosh, if you guys have yet to try whipped maple butter, please, please let these pancakes be your first time. The butter is SO good and just beyond perfection when paired with the pumpkin in these pancakes.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | @hbharvest

And even though these pancakes have a slightly orange hue, as they are packed with real pumpkin, the picky eaters in my life had no problem eating them.

But when you add on that maple butter? Whoa, these pancakes go to a whole new level!

They’re the perfect autumn breakfast from Labor Day, to Thanksgiving….breakfast, lunch or dinner! 🙂
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | @hbharvest


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Pancakes
Calories Per Serving: 315 kcal

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Whipped Maple Butter


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin, eggs, butter, maple syrup and vanilla. If your pumpkin puree is thick and not mixing well, just blend the all the wet ingredients together in a blender.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix the batter until just combined. It's OK if there are lumps in the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the batter and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the whipped maple butter. Combine the butter and maple syrup in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Using an electric mixer (or your hand with a lot of might) whisk the butter until whipped, about 2 minutes. Stir in a pinch of salt.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and add butter, or spray with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup pancake batter on the center of the hot pan and gently spread the batter to form a circle. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Using a spatula, gently flip the pancake over and cook the other side for a minute, or until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • To serve, spread each pancake with a little maple butter. Serve with more maple syrup if desired.
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | @hbharvest

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  1. 4 stars
    The pancakes were SO good. I think this will become a staple recipe this fall.

    However, I had no luck with the maple butter. The first time I made it, it separated, so I put it back on the stove to re-melt it a little and it burned instantly. I tried a second time, this time I poured it into a glass bowl before mixing, and it still separated. Both also became rock hard and were very difficult to clean.

    If I do it again, I think I’ll just soften the butter and mix in the maple syrup. 🙂

    1. Hi Liz!! I am sorry you had trouble with this one, but I am glad it still turned out great! If I can help with anything, please let me know! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    This is the second HBH I’ve made today and they were both winners! I think these are the best pancakes I’ve ever made – they were SO FLUFFY!

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE these pancakes. My favorite pumpkin pancakes yet! I use almond milk with Apple cider vinegar to sour it, dairy-free butter and whole wheat flour. These have been on repeat at least once a week in our house since the first of December. I also just use a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice…2 kids 2 and under, I gotta simplify somehow!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these pancakes for breakfast. OMG it was AMAZING. I didn’t separate the eggs to whip the egg whites but followed the recipe just as indicated and the pancakes came out light and fluffy. No need to make any tweaks. This is an excellent recipe. The maple syrup lead just enough sweetness…initially I thought of adding a scant amount of brown sugar to the batter but decided at the last minute not to do it (trying to cut back on the sugar). I didn’t make the whipped maple butter–just used plain maple syrup (my husband topped his with with bourbon maple syrup) and we were both very HAPPY campers.

  5. These do look awesome, hence my trial last night! Pros: It’s an amazing pancake recipe, as it makes one of the lightest and fluffy pancakes. I separated my eggs and beat the whites a bit, then added back to mix. The chocolate chips are a serious perk! 🙂 These pancakes are not overly sweet and would appeal to adults, but the topping will make the kiddoes happy (and me)! Cons: I love pumpkin and didn’t really taste pumpkin, so I added more of the indicated spices. As well, please make sure you don’t over boil your butter/syrup mixture, or you will soon have the caramel you weren’t attempting to make! Mine separated and I had to start over! This was a great way to change up “breakfast for dinner!” Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Elodie!
      I am so happy that you loved these pancakes! Sorry you had to start over, but I am glad they turned out great the second time! Thank you so much!

  6. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! Can you make this batter (and whipped syrup) the night before? I have company coming in and want to make things easy in the morning as I entertain them.

    1. Yes, the batter can sit in the fridge as well as the maple butter. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

    1. I think milk will be just fine. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

  7. It’s January and I’d still talk about pumpkin. But hey, if you have pumpkin pie during Christmas, then I think it counts as a winter treat! XD These pumpkin pancakes look to die for–just look at that maple syrup pour!

  8. I made this but with apple and apricot puree i couldn’t find pumpkin its really yum!

    But!!! mine looks different ! my chocolate chips are all hidden inside 🙁 how come yours are just out there hanging ?

    1. HI! I always put a few chocolate chips on the pancakes while cooking, so this makes them pop out more! Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂

  9. I’ve made the pancakes twice this fall and they’re delicious. Easy recipe. My maple butter turned out a little thinner than your picture, but it was the perfect topping! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Made these for dinner last night, super yum decadent and fun way to eat pumpkin! The batter was thick, should I have added more milk? Also, can leftover batter be refrigerated?

    1. Hey Sheryl! Yup, just a little milk next time to thin and yes, the batter can be kept in the fridge for up to one day. Let me know if you have any other questions. So glad you love these! 🙂

  11. My first thought looking on this dish was wow look at all that chocolate chips! Perfect for us chocolate lovers 😉 And that’s how it works right there! lol I love whipped maple butter. This is definitely a great way to start the day….and make it again for lunch and dinner! 😉
    Glad you’re enjoying your FL trip and I’m sorry the surprise wasn’t quite what you expected, I know you were so looking forward to that.

    1. Haha yes I love the chocolate chips in it! Thanks so much Sheila!

      p.s. It is good for anytime of the day! lol!