Pumpkin Pancakes with Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Maple Syrup

“There’s no clarity. There was never meant to be clarity” — Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
“That’s all we do – endlessly take the wrong way around…” — Haruki Murakami, Yesterday

Pumpkin, pumpkin, PUMPKIN is all over the food blogosphere right now, and everyone seems to be inhaling it!

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From pumpkin cannolis, to these pumpkin cinnamon rolls – as well as S’MORES pumpkin pie (!!!) to pumpkin scones and Greek yogurt bars.  And yes, salted caramel pumpkin cake is 100% a thing too. Pumpkin is being utterly (and rightly) exploited by lovers of all things fall, cinnamon, and… breakfast.

I simply had to join the pumpkin party too – these particular pumpkin pancakes are perfectly moist and beautifully thick. They are gently spicy and incredibly warming. They will bring such wonderful autumn warmth to any hazy, September morning. The saddest part of your day will inevitably be coming face to face with the final bite of your last pumpkin pancake…

Pumpkin Pancakes with Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Maple Syrup

They also happen to drizzled with oodles of a very special peanut butter and maple syrup drizzle! Secret ingredient: Low fat cream cheese. Amazing!

Pumpkin Pancakes with Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Maple Syrup

So here is my contribution to autumn, and all of these weird and wonderful things made from this blissful, orange, pumpkin-stuff floating about everywhere <3

Pumpkin Pancakes with Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Pancakes (my life is complete):

Makes 6-8 large pancakes for 2-3 people:

  • 1 ¼ C flour
  • ½ can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 small eggs/1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Extra cinnamon?!
  • ½ C Greek yogurt (low fat is fine)
  • Splash or two of milk (depending on the consistency of your batter)
  1. Mix the flour with the puree, salt, spices, vanilla, soda and yogurt.
  2. Add the egg, stir well for a fluffy pancake.
  3. Add milk until you have the batter consistency that you’d like – the thicker batter = a thicker pancake.
  4. Fry on a lightly greased skillet/pan on medium-high heat. The pancakes will be ready to turn once bubbles have started appearing on the un-flipped side.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Peanut butter-maple syrup drizzle:

  • 1/3 C peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 C maple syrup (adjust ratios as you’d like, thicker = more peanut butter, sweeter = more maple)
  • ¼ C low fat cream cheese
  • Cinnamon to taste.
  • Optional vanilla.
  1. Start by mixing the peanut butter with the icing sugar and maple syrup. Add the cream cheese and desired amount of maple syrup, followed by the milk. Keep whipping with a fork and adding milk/maple until you have the consistency you’d like – there is no need for strict ratios, it’s preference!
  2. Douse the stack!

Pumpkin Pancakes with Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Maple Syrup

And speaking of the seasons, I can’t help but love autumn because everything begins to wind down and settle – a little like the leaves. The darkening evenings are quite mellowing.  People begin to stay inside, the streets become quiet, and walks in the crispy night air in the glow of the streetlights become a daily treat. Everyone kind of knows that the year is getting ready to finish off; anything that is withering will soon be renewed. We have permission to mentally hibernate and bury our unsettled thoughts in heaps of scattered red leaves, and watch them become a thing of ‘yester-year’. Autumn is such a reflective time, I cherish it every year!

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Sunrise over London on the morning of the pumpkin pancakes! <3

Do you have a favourite season?

And what’s your favourite use for pumpkin this year? I really do adore canned pumpkin but it’s SO expensive to buy in England (£2 +/tin!), but the effort of carving out a real pumpkin is not even worth thinking about (lazy bones), but I guess that this time of year is an exceptionally perfect excuse to splurge on it a little!

With that said, definitely do try these pumpkin pancakes wherever you are! Leftovers can be made into cream cheese sweet chilli pumpkin pancake sandwiches (highly recommended).

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Tash x

Note to self ; 
He doesn’t care anymore.” 
― Lyla Tyela Belikov

  • http://www.pumpkinnspice.com Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    These pancakes look amazing! Pumpkin pancakes are on my list to make, and these sound delicious! Love that syrup, too! Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you Gayle! Definitely have a go – there is so much room for personalization. They are so warm and spicy and comforting! Leftovers are such a treat too :)

  • http://atasteofmadness.blogspot.ca/ ATasteOfMadness

    I have yet to make a pumpkin recipe!! This looks amazing. Just when I thought I have made every kind of pancakes imaginable…I see one that knocks my socks off. Got to try this!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It’s a taste of madness! 😉 Thanks for your sweet comment, definitely do try them whilst the season is so right!

  • http://www.shelikesfood.com Isadora @ She Likes Food

    What an amazing sunset!! Spring and fall are my favorite seasons by far and I have a hard time picking which one I love more, but I think it might be fall. I was just thinking of how I needed to eat some pumpkin pancakes and after seeing this huge stack, I know I need to make some soon! That syrup looking amazingggg!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Isadora! I think fall is so great because it has a bit of everything in it – as in, you can go outside and enjoy the cool air BUT not worry about bringing gloves etc. And then again…spring doesn’t have pumpkin everywhere! Fall it is 😉

  • http://evaetsandra.com Eva

    These pancakes looks amazing, they have the fall’s colours! Love them! I will try it 😉

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      They do!! But these are one thing that won’t be hiding away through winter :)

  • http://jessicainthekitchen.com Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen

    These pancakes look so decadent Tash! LOVE that tower of syrup!!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks lovely Jess! <3 Haha I simply can't handle pancakes that aren't towers...the higher and stickier = the better!

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    This is one gorgeous stack of pancakes! Love how decadent and dreamy the peanut butter maple syrup looks! These are perfect for fall – yum!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Kelly! <3 Yesss it is ridiculously decadent! It is also so thick - I had these at about 8am and didn't get hungry again until six - SIX!! Crazy! That's pb for you!

  • http://www.momontimeout.com Trish – Mom On Timeout

    Maple syrup? I’m in! All in :) These pancakes look outrageous!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Mmmm maple syrup love! <3 I'm such a fanatic too!

  • http://www.inspirationkitchen.com Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Confession time! I never, ever, ever eat pancakes – but I have to tell you girl – these pancakes I could totally get down with and dig in! My favorites??? Pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon and maple. YES. It’s all here. Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hahaha that’s awesome! Crazy! I’m glad I could be the one to ‘convert’ you! 😉 But those are 100% my favorite things too – hi5! <3 Thank you for the pin lovely!

  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    Can’t get enough of pumpkin these days. These pancakes look fantastic with peanut butter drizzle!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I know right! Pumpkin is EVERYWHERE! Everyone gets super creative and equally enthusiastic about it, it’s just the best! <3

  • http://www.themuffinmyth.com Katie (The Muffin Myth)

    Dang girl, that syrup! I used to get pancakes at this breakfast joint that whizzed up cream cheese and maple syrup and it was fantastic, so adding peanut butter to the mix? Amazing!

    Cooking up a pumpkin isn’t hard! I’ve got a tutorial on my blog (an old one with terrible photos, I really should update it). I usually do one or two big ones per year and freeze the pumpkin puree in 1 cup portions for baking throughout the year. Yum!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      For real?! Where is this amazing place and why haven’t I been?! I’m glad that it’s actually a *thing* – I don’t feel as crazy now! (Pb + cream cheese + maple – what was I thinking?!) It’s sooooo good though!

      I find the cutting process so difficult. Perhaps after seeing your tutorial I’ll be converted though – canned pumpkin is SO hard to buy over here! That sounds like such a good idea though Katie. Heading over to check it out right now! <3

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    YES to joining the pumpkin party and WHOA to these pancakes. And obviously by WHOA I mean DROOL and GETINMAHBELLY.

  • http://thegastronomicbong.com/ Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    Thats a glorious stack of pancakes!! and that syrup just Wow… I can totally eat these pancakes for lunch too… Extra yumm!!! :)

  • http://www.yummybeet.com Allison

    This is just too much deliciousness! I LOVE putting peanut butter on pancakes, but I’ve never thought to pair it with pumpkin. These look absolutely gorgeous. And I too am a huge autumn lover–it’s my favourite season. The food, the temperature, the lighting. It’s all so perfect :)

  • http://cookinglsl.com Mira

    Such a great idea and just in time for fall! Very unique! I love the peanut putter topping (syrup) :) Pinning!

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  • http://www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma

    How did I not find your blog earlier?! You have so many mouthwatering recipes and the photos are very well taken!! I do love anything Pumpkin flavoured! These sound very unusual but yummy

    Emma x