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Combing two of my most beloved fall favorites together to create these delicious Spiced Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Homemade spiced pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, real pumpkin puree, and a pretty cinnamon roll swirl throughout…they’re like joining sweet cinnamon rolls with pumpkin pancakes!

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Fall is truly the best time of the year for food. Pumpkin, apples, cinnamon and spice and everything nice!

It’s cheesy, but it’s true. I’m in warm and sunny LA today, but looking forward to getting home later tonight just in time for a weekend at home filled with pumpkin pancakes and plenty of cooking, before I hop on a plane to NYC on Monday. Kind of crazy travel schedule (which has me a bit on the anxious side) but all things fun!

Anyway, I’ve been dying to share these pancakes with you all for a while now. But me being the crazy person that I am, I needed to wait until just the right time. It finally feels like autumn has begun to set in for the rest of the world (and not just me). With temperatures cooling, the leaves turning, and Halloween on everyone’s minds (do you have a costume yet?!). This means it’s time for our weekends to be filled with apple picking, pumpkin carving, haunted houses, pumpkin lattes, and plenty of pancakes.

It’s the only way to live out your best fall season.

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Now, let me tell you about these pumpkin filled pancakes.

I’ve tested these pancakes so many times. Each time trying something just a little different. Until I landed on this pancake. Deliciously spiced with warming spices and made complete with a buttery cinnamon swirl to mimic that of a cinnamon roll.

These have everything you’d ever want out of a pumpkin pancake and each bite is heavenly…perfectly sweet and all things fall. I’m clearly a little too in love with them, but I am A-OK with that. Because being this excited about a recipe just means it’s a GOOD one.

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Like most pancake recipes, this one starts out with the usuals…flour, buttermilk and eggs, but that’s really all these have in common with the average pancake.

The batter is made with a hefty amount of real pumpkin puree, spices – including cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, a little melted butter, and vanilla and maple, for sweet autumn flavors throughout. As long as you have canned pumpkin on hand, these are so simple to make.

The key here is that buttery “cinnamon roll” swirl. It’s what makes these pumpkin pancakes better than any others you’ve had.

The swirl is a mix of salted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. You literally swirl it right onto the pancake. As the pancake cooks (see my photos above for reference), it creates an even cinnamon, buttery flavor throughout each pancake. Once flipped, the brown sugar swirl begins to slightly caramelize on the top, so good!

It’s just about as delicious as it sounds. Better actually.

I like to serve the pancakes with a smear of butter (if you have leftovers of the cinnamon butter, that’s extra good), and a drizzle of maple.

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If you have a lazy morning planned this weekend, these pancakes need to be worked into them. Their great for breakfast or brunch, but are equally delish for lunch. And yes, even dinner, because you guys know that I’m all about a good breakfast for dinner.

These would also be awesome for Halloween morning, and yes, even Thanksgiving too…sorry I know it’s a little far out, but the planner inside me can’t help it!

Whatever you do, just make them. The sooner the better.

See you all tomorrow for another spooky cocktail!

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If you make these pancakes, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Spiced Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories Per Serving: 131 kcal

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Ingredients

Cinnamon Swirl

Instructions

  • 1. 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, melted butter, maple syrup and vanilla. If your pumpkin puree is thick and not mixing well, simply blend all the wet ingredients together in a blender.
    2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix the batter until just combined. If the batter feels thick, add more butter 2 tablespoons at a time. It's OK if there are lumps in the batter. Cover the batter and set aside for 10 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, make the cinnamon swirl mx. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a plastic sandwich baggie. Snip a small portion of the corner off. 
    4. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and grease with butter. Pour about 1/4 cup pancake batter on the center of the hot pan. Use the piping baggie full of cinnamon butter and gently swirl the mixture into the pancake, pushing slightly into the batter so the cinnamon mixture swirls into the batter, not just on top of the pancake. Keep the swirl close to the center of the batter so the mixture doesn’t melt off the side of the pancakes. Once bubbles appear on the surface, gently flip the pancake over and cook the other side for a minute, or until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter.
    5. Serve the pancakes warm with additional butter and maple syrup. Enjoy! 

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  1. We loved these pancakes and my husband added some leftover sugared pecans to his plate and found them to be the perfect garnish!

  2. 4 stars
    Had this recipe saved for a while! I had leftover pumpkin to use so tried them. They are very good!!! I had to improvise with vanilla almond milk/vinegar instead of buttermilk. Noticed nothing but maybe they’re even better with proper buttermilk. With the cinnamon swirl I didn’t feel the need to add anything on top but that’s probably just my preference. Will make again.

  3. 5 stars
    My 6 year old says out of 100, normal pancakes are a 2, and these are 100!!!! So delicious! I think we will make them a Halloween morning tradition.

    1. Haha aw that is too cute! Thank you so much for trying these, Alisha! I am really glad they turned out so well for you all! xTieghan

  4. I made this using your pumpkin butter instead of pumpkin purée, and omitted the spices. It turned out AMAZING!!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Yes that would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if I can help in any other way! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This is an AWESOME pancake!!! This year I made my pumpkin puree early so I can try more recipes. It was so hard to pick which recipe I should try first and my 7 years old daughter and I decided on this one. And I think it was a great choice. I highly recommend this, it is so worth to try. Now it is time to try some other recipes. HBH Maple apple cider is in the slow cooker now(cannot wait to try) and pumpkin butter is next. Thank you for all the recipes.

    1. Hi Emel! I am so happy this recipe turned out so amazing for you! Thank you so much for continuing to try them! xTieghan

  6. Hi! Have you tried this with sweet potato instead of pumpkin? Wondering if it would be the same portion or if I may need a bit more liquid using sweet potato? Thanks! Can’t wait to try 🙂

    1. Hi Ana,
      I would just use an equal amount of sweet potato. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    These are just wonderful!
    I had a little trouble swirling the butter into the pancake, but just put a small line across it and it worked! Should have made even more buttter to serve pancakes with- YUMMY! Served mind with whipped cream, maple syrup, and toasted pecans for an extra special Saturday morning treat! Husband and toddler approved 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe! Texture of the pancake reminded me of a cross between pancake and french toast. So easy to throw together with pantry staples.

  9. 5 stars
    This was a winner in my house this morning! My 9 year old declared them the best pancakes ever and dug the cinnamon swirl out of all his pancakes (he eventually ate them all up). I did add a fair amount more buttermilk (probably around 1/3 cup) to thin the batter out a bit, but otherwise these are perfect!

  10. 5 stars
    Thanks Tieghan! I should have known you would have exactly the recipe I needed. The coffee cake sounds delish! It even has coffee in it!! Nice touch. I’ll drop a comment out there when I try that one. Thanks for the redirect!

  11. 5 stars
    I made these for a third time over Christmas for my mom and stepdad. They are quickly becoming a family favorite! I wondered if there was a way to turn the recipe into a coffee cake? I made them Christmas morning and they do take a bit of pre-planning to save time. If the recipe could be translated to a coffee cake recipe that is just as decadent, I would definitely try it!

  12. 5 stars
    I made these but instead of swirling the cinnamon-sugar butter into them, I smeared a little on top post cooking (lazy!). I also had to use Greek yogurt and thin it out, because I only had a little buttermilk – no issues and an easy substitute. These had amazing flavor and were very filling! Will make again! Thanks for this one!

  13. 5 stars
    I JUST got done making these…and they are the best pancakes I’ve ever had! The cinnamon swirl makes it extra special because it caramelizes and makes them so yummy. The pancake itself is simple to make but so tasty. I ran out of the swirl for my last 4 pancakes so I thew in mini chocolate chips (which I see you have another recipe like this which I’ll have to try). I’ve followed your blog for a couple of years and just started really making the recipes. So far they have all been delicious (I’ll try to add feedback or IG photos!) Thank you!

  14. Why did you are making all recipes of pumpkin sweets . Instead we are making delicious, khaman , salty recipes from pumpkin. Visit my site to see the pumpkin recipes.

  15. 5 stars
    update: 95 year old grandma “could have used more” pancakes than what I sent to her. LOL! made another batch this morning 🙂 Hubby didn’t mind eating the other half of the second batch either.

  16. 5 stars
    As tasty as they are beautiful! Made these for my mom and hubby this weekend (and sent the leftovers to my 95 year old Grandma). They got rave reviews! They were beautiful, moist and delicious! i’m not a baker so measuring out ingredients precisely does not come natural to me, nor does mixing dry separate from wet but this was a no-brainer! It’s so easy and your family will think you spent all morning in the kitchen making these. Knocked another one right out of the park TIeghan! Thanks for the great recipe, it’s a keeper!

  17. 5 stars
    I just need you to know that I’ve made these twice in under 24 hours with the intentions of saving some for leftovers… impossible. I also keep meaning to take pictures of your recipes to send you on Instagram and it’s always an empty plate by the time I get to it. Haha. (Sidenote: The fact that you’re a HP nerd also majorly elevates you in my mind)

  18. I mixed together the ingredients for the swirl and it turned out more like a dark brown syrup then an icing. Did you use powdered sugar instead of granulated?

  19. 5 stars
    I made these just this morning. Delicious! I have tried cinnamon roll pancakes before and it was a disaster. I think the clincher is that the butter was room temperature. Thank you for such a great recipe.

  20. Oh yum, these look super! I love the combination of pancakes and cinnamon flavor. I often do pancakes with some cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla in them. I haven’t though tried trowing in ginger or nutmeg. This recipe is a must try!

  21. 5 stars
    Divine! I can small the aroma of freshness here through your utterly beautiful images, Tieghan! My kids favourite breakfast, a must try !

  22. Hiya! I made these Saturday they were absolutely delicious! My weren’t as pretty and my family I ate so fast I don’t have pictures but they were scrumptious! My brother and I both follow you,we live 4 hours away from each other and are super busy but we are constantly sending each other your recipes they connect us to each other. Thanks Tiegan❤️

  23. 5 stars
    Wow!!!!!! Made them this Saturday for my family. My whole house just smelled like fall sugar and spice. Thank you!!!! Everyone loved them.

  24. 5 stars
    My husband called these the best pancakes he’s had. They’re delicious. Not overly sweet, and a hint of pumpkin. The pancake batter was a little thicker than I expected, but glad I didn’t thin it out.

  25. 5 stars
    I made these this weekend for my family and they were AMAZING. Seriously, best pancake recipe ever. Thanks for sharing this gem with us! You’re so talented!

  26. This recipe was delicious! I did have kind of a difficult time with the batter. It turned out kind of thick so when I went to put it in the pan, I had to spread it around with the spatula to get anything other than a mound of batter. But as you can imagine, trying to spread around sticky batter in a buttered pan didn’t work out super well. Any tips? The end result was delicious! I just wish mine looked a little more like yours!

    1. Hey Kate! I would just add a splash more buttermilk to thin the batter out. So sorry it was a little thick, but glad you still enjoyed the pancakes! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks so much! xTieghan

    1. Hi! I would say about 3 days in the fridge. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

    1. HI! I recommend just using regular milk if you do not have buttermilk. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

  27. You use “kcal” instead of “cal” – are they the same? For example, an 8 ounce glass of skim milk is say 30 cal. Would kcal be different?

    1. Hi Liz! They are the same! So 30 kcal would be equal to 30 cal! I hope this helps and I hope you try this recipe!

  28. I love your blog so much. I started reading a long time ago, and have kind of stopped in the last year or so since being diagnosed with Celiac disease since I cannot make some recipes that look so so great. Now it’s totally your blog and I don’t think you need to cater to those of us with food intolerences but MAN it would be cool if maybe you did a week of “allergy/intolerence friendly” recipes. Like gluten free/nut free/dairy free etc. Just an idea! I can alter some recipes to fit what I need but figured I would reach out!

    1. That is a really good idea! I will look into trying to do this for you, Liz! I hope you are doing well! Thank you!

  29. WOW!! These looks soooo amazing! I made your apple butter recently and I’m putting that on top of these–fall breakfast (or dinner) on a plate!

  30. 5 stars
    OMG just made these this morning and they are the best pancakes I’ve ever had. Tieghan you are a culinary master.

  31. Looks like perfection! For the cinnamon swirl you said you used brown sugar but in the recipe you wrote granulated sugar. Which one is it? Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try them!

    1. Hi! For the swirl I use granulated sugar. so sorry for the confusion. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thanks! xTieghan

  32. Can you please source the plate you used to display these? While the pancakes look divine, the plate is something I’ve been looking for.