Pumpkin Pancakes + Cinnamon Syrup


I was craving something fall-ish for breakfast, so I decided to try to make homemade pumpkin pancakes from scratch.

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The key ingredient – canned pumpkin. I like the organic version (which I pretty much only buy when it’s on sale).


I added walnuts to the batter while the pancakes were cooking.


And for protein, we had scrambled eggs with cheese on the side.


The pancakes came out ok, but I wasn’t 100% happy with them, so I won’t be sharing the recipe at this time.


The sauce was pretty awesome, though.


I made a cinnamon syrup sauce.


At first I was just going to heat up cinnamon with maple syrup, but when I realized I was low on maple syrup, I decided to adapt a recipe I’d seen awhile back from Giada.

Cinnamon Syrup

Adapted from this recipe by Giada DeLaurentis

Serves 2-4 (4 if you go light on the syrup, 2 if you go heavy)


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (you could use a little less if you don’t want the sauce too strong)


  1. In a small saucepan or butter warmer, combine sugar, water and cinnamon and whisk together. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce to simmer.
  3. Simmer till liquid is reduced by about half.
  4. Allow to cool before serving (or serve warm, but not hot)



11 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pancakes + Cinnamon Syrup”

    • Hey girlie! So glad to see on Twitter that the coconut cups worked out. I thought those were particularly yummy! I’m hoping to give the pancakes another go…or just try someone else’s recipe. lol

  1. I know you like creating your own recipes (I understand–I do too!) but Jenna at eatliverun had an AWESOME pancake recipe for squash pancakes up a week or two ago. She made hers with butternut but I subbed canned pumpkin when I made them and they were literally perfect! 🙂

    • Hey Natalie! Thanks for the tip! I checked out the recipe and it looks really good! I may try the one I was working on one more time because I think I was close, but if it doesn’t work, it’s nice to know there’s a yummy recipe out there I can try instead. 🙂 Thanks again for letting me know!

    • Did you try her pannetone bread pudding that went with it??!! I’ve made that one time before, but I used her other sauce recipe for it – Amaretto cream. *drool*


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