Pumpkin German Pancakes

Pumpkin German Pancake

Pumpkin German pancakes are twist on traditional German pancakes that are perfect for the fall season or even winter holidays.

With a pumpkin German pancake recipe, you’ll essentially be adding pumpkin purée and pumpkin spices to the mix and reducing the milk slightly.

These pancakes are slightly thicker due to the pumpkin purée that’s added. But they still offer that perfect eggy pancake texture.

Take your pumpkin German pancakes up a notch, you can add a top or like pecans or pumpkin spice along with whip cream and syrup. Other toppers can include a creamy no-bake cheesecake whip, sprinkled in cinnamon or ginger powder.

Pumpkin German pancakes have a beautiful orange color that is perfect for a fall table setting. Try serving them on Halloween Thanksgiving or any other morning where you want to serve a hot crowd-pleasing breakfast.

Need a side? Try Spicy Candied Bacon! Making bacon with a bit of cayenne and brown sugar is a savory addition to any breakfast dish.

Pumpkin German Pancakes

Pumpkin German Pancakes are a twist on a traditional German Pancake recipe that results in a pancake with lots of eggs that is perfect for the fall and winter seasons.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: German Pancake, Pumpkin Breakfast, Pumpkin Pancake, Pumpkin Popover
Servings: 4


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Measuring Cups
  • 1 Measuring Spoons
  • 2 Baking Pan (9 inch)


  • 3 Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Blend pumpkin puree, flour, milk, sugar, pumpkin spice, vanilla and eggs in a blender until frothy, about 1 minute.
    Pumpkin German Pancake Ingredients
  • When the oven reaches 400 degrees, place 1 Tablespoon of butter in each of the two pans. Place the pans in the oven to melt the butter and heat the pans. When the butter is melted, quickly remove the pans and brush the bottom and the sides with butter so the batter does not stick.
    Pumpkin German Pancake Recipe
  • Quickly pour 1/2 of the batter in each of the 2 pans and return to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, and do not open the oven. Then, lower the temperature to 300 degrees and bake another 5 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, toasted.
    How to Make Pumpkin German Pancakes
  • The Pumpkin German Pancake may puff in the oven, as a traditional German Pancake does. Once you remove it from the oven, it will deflate. This is normal.
  • Top your pancakes with any combination of toppings such as: a little butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, pecans, or a cheesecake whip. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice.
    Pumpkin German Pancake Slices

Pumpkin Popovers

To make pumpkin popovers, follow a pumpkin German pancake recipe. Instead of dividing the batter into pans, divide it into muffin tins. Be sure to coat your muffin tins well with butter. To make pumpkin German pancakes, add pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice to a traditional German pancake recipe.

See also: Mini German Pancakes in Muffin Tins

Who is Selling Pumpkin Pancakes?

You can buy pumpkin pancakes at a number of U.S restaurant chains including IHOP, Denny’s, and Cracker Barrel. This dish is often seasonal.

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