Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pancakes

How’s that title for an attention grabber? πŸ˜‰

And I don’t exaggerate in the slightest…tonight’s dinner was a stack of super fluffy pancakes that were perfectly crisp on the outside yet soft and smooth on the inside JUST like bread pudding!

Which by the way, if you’re ever in the Nashville area and have a hankering for bread pudding you have got to call me and I’ll come meet you try South Street’s New Orleans Bread Pudding with Jack Daniels Sauce…seriously, to.die.for!

But before we get on to the recipe and pictures, a little aside:

I take a lot of pride in the pictures that I post here on the blog…possibly more so than I feel for the recipes I come up with, because let’s face it, you eat with your eyes first! That being said, you’ll imagine my upset when I realized the sun’s cruelty as itΒ stretched it’s final light-filled streak across the sky about 10 minutes BEFORE I plated my pancakes.

*Insert grumbling and fumbling around with camera settings*

Playing around with a custom white balance works wonders, but it’s still no substitute for natural light…if it weren’t so darn cold, I’d actually consider moving to Alaska!

*Insert more grumbling once I upload the pictures to the computer and see the odd greenish tint they all seem to have*Β 

Zucchini pancakes can be green, spinach pancakes can be green, pumpkin pancakes can NOT be green!

*Insert the “lightbulb-over-the-head eureka moment” when I realize there may still a chance*

Thank you iPhoto for the “antique effect”!

Because, you know, these pancakes aren’t just delicious…but they’re also vintage! πŸ˜‰

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pancakes

By:Β Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 3-5 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Keywords: breakfast pancakes pumpkin puree fall winter

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat a non-stick skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together to break up any lumps.
3. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin with the mashed banana.
4. Add vanilla extract and milk to pumpkin mixture and stir to incorporate.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
6. Mix in the dried cranberries and pecans (batter will be thick).
7. Spoon batter into skillet, forming 6 small to medium-sized pancakes, and cook approximately 4-5 minutes before flipping.
8. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes before transferring to a plate.
9. Top with butter and syrup.

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Warm and inviting with the spicy smells of pumpkin spice!

And look at that bite…chocked full of goodies!


Yep, my full tummy would agree…this was definitely a dinner worthy of national celebration!

Happy National Pancake Day!!

What’s your favorite kind of pancakes?

Do you prefer to “stuff ’em” or “top ’em”?


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40 Responses to Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pancakes

  1. I seriously cannot wait to try this recipe! It looks great! πŸ™‚

  2. Ooh I’ve never tried stuffed pancakes! Maybe I’d like them more that way…

  3. Eeek! How did I miss National Pancake Day? I failed to acknowledge one of my favorites foods’ existence! Gah…Oh well, better late than never, right? And now I have a new recipe to try!

    These look absolutely scrumptious…I’m a huge fan of *vintage* pancakes. I mean, who isn’t? πŸ˜‰

  4. gliding calm says:

    Goodness gracious! those are some good lookin pancakes!! thanks for the recipe!!!!!! πŸ˜€ fab photos too!

  5. I adore pumpkin pancakes – I’m so glad that the season’s changed and I can eat them more of the time… πŸ™‚

  6. So sad that I missed national pancake day! oh well, I could make any day a pancake day πŸ˜‰ Id’ eat these Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pancakes in a heartbeat!

  7. Pumpkin pancakes are hands down my all time favorite! These sound delicious! I love the weather this time of year, but I hate losing light for photos.

  8. Missy says:

    I knew you’d come up with something stellar for Pancake Day!
    You always have great pics so never worry about that πŸ˜‰
    Oh and I love that plate! Is it a TJMaxx, Target or Pier 1 find? Or somewhere else?
    Keep enjoying that pumpkin and coming up with the goods – you need to work on some pumpkin cinnamon rolls or pumpkin cake pops πŸ˜€
    Have a great day!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you Missy! And hello, thank you for telling me about National Pancake Day…I wouldn’t have had a clue otherwise!

      Ahhh, pumpkin cinnamon rolls…do you know how many freakin’ bookmarks I have for those?! It’s crazy!

      Hmm, I’ve had the plate for a while now…I think I got it at Marshall’s.

  9. What about stuff ’em AND top ’em? πŸ™‚

  10. PB&Jenny says:

    Alright, miss Heather. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to continue reading your blog if you keep posting all of these pumpkin recipes knowing full well that I can’t find any πŸ˜‰ Oh, who am I kidding? I could never stop reading your blog! I’m kind of sort of obsessed with you and that far surpasses my love for pumpkin! You bet your bottom dollar though as soon as I find it, I’m whipping these puppies up! **bookmarked**

  11. Happy Pancake Day! These look fab! πŸ™‚

  12. katie says:

    They are so FLUFFY im gonna DIE!!!!! Haha! Look so good!

    I want that maple syrup, I have the plain one like that form target, but not cinnamon infused?!! I guess I am not cool enough ; )

    Miss you!!!!!!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I totally cracked up at your comment!

      Eh, the syrup is good, but not worth buying again. It’s pure maple syrup, but it’s thinner and lighter than the kind I normally buy from Trader Joe’s (which is still my all time fave)

  13. Shannon says:

    Yum! Those pancakes look delicous!
    I had no idea it was national pancake day! πŸ˜€

  14. I will make these pancakes, they look amazing. And I’ll also meet you anytime at South Street since I LIVE in Nashville! I love some bread pudding!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh wow! Really? That’s awesome! So good to find fellow middle Tennesseans in blogworld. We’ll definitely have to meet up sometime!

  15. Lauren says:

    Um, I kid you not, I made the exact same thing yesterday morning. Are we sharing the same brain wave??

  16. Yum! My arsenal of pumpkin recipes continues to grow! Good thing I finally found Libby’s at the grocery store πŸ™‚

  17. Robyn :) says:

    I have an apple pancake recipe my mom and dad used that I absolutely love. I don’t make them often as they are not very healthy and use ALOT of butter. Paula Deen would be proud! Also, it takes awhile to peel and cut the apples. I also like IHOP pancakes.

    I am adding this to my list of recipes to try.

  18. Lizzie says:

    OMG. this looooks soo good! i need to try it!

  19. Rach says:

    These look completely fabulous! Nicely done!

  20. Miss pancake queen, you have the ability to master any and every possible pancake creation πŸ™‚ Wish you were here to whip me up a batch…
    You’d be proud however: I made my very own batch of pumpkin fall pancakes without completely messing um’ up!

  21. oh my goodness all these pumpkin recipes are making me drool!

  22. Sorry for being late to the pancake party but wow, that looks so amazing and filling. I haven’t made my own pancakes in a while since I fail miserably at making them, lol, but the call of pumpkin pancakes is luring me in. And the photos help too πŸ˜€

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thanks girl! That means a lot….especially since I gave myself such grief over the pictures not being taken in the right lighting. πŸ™‚

      Oh, and you know what…I used to suck at making pancakes! Haha!

  23. Sam says:

    wow! These look so good. I have an open can of pumpkin in my fridge right now…fridays breakfast anyone?! thank you!

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  25. Amy says:

    Just tried these this morning and had to come on and tell you that they were sooooooo good! Seriously might be my new favorite. Thanks for sharing!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, yay! I love to hear when people try my recipes and enjoy them! Those were definitely one of my favorite batches! So glad you liked them! πŸ™‚

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  27. jami turner says:

    your recipes are very original and seem delicious. i cant wait to try some of these…or all of these. thank you for your blogs : )

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