Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes

For those that don't have a huge sweet tooth, these savory Pumpkin Cheddar pancakes are just the breakfast you need. Fluffy and cheesy!


Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes

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Team! These pumpkin cheddar pancakes recently changed my breakfast game. As you know, this food blogger doesn’t have the biggest sweet tooth so I always struggle with pancakes. Most are just TOO sweet for me.

But these savory pumpkin pancakes are just the thing for me. The pumpkin makes them really light and soft. Instead of stirring the cheese into the batter, I like to add it to each pancake before flipping. The result is a crispy crust of cheese on each one. SWOON.

These almost have the flavors of an Asian scallion pancake but are much fluffier and have the texture of a traditional buttermilk pancake. The combo is something you will crave once you try it! Trust me!

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes

Makes 8 medium pancakes
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Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes
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For those that don’t have a huge sweet tooth, these savory Pumpkin Cheddar pancakes are just the breakfast you need. Fluffy and cheesy!


1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4-5 scallions, chopped
Pumpkin seeds, garnish
Syrup, for serving
Butter, for cooking

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, eggs, and milk until smooth. Then stir in dry ingredients and stir to combine. If batter seems very thick, add more milk to thin it out. Don’t add the cheese or scallions to the batter.
  2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a small pad of butter and let it melt. Once butter is melted and bubbling, add batter in 1/3 cup batches.
  3. Let the pancakes cook until the edges are firming up and browning slightly. Then add a sprinkle of cheese and scallion to each pancake. Flip!
  4. Let pancake cook on the second side for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove and stack pancakes. Serve them garnished with pumpkin seeds, extra scallion, and syrup!

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Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes

This batter couldn’t be easier to pull together. Normally for pancakes I’ll whisk the dry stuff together, but I did this one all in one bowl.

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes
Pancake making!

The batter should be thick enough to easily coat a spoon, but should flatten out if it sits. It shouldn’t hold its shape at all. If it’s too thick, add more milk to thin it out.

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancake Batter
Batter stirred!

I like pancakes cooked in butter, but you do you.

I did a test batch to just see how the pumpkin would hold up before I did any add-ins.

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes
In the skillet!

Golden brown, puffy, and beautiful. This is a good pancake.

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes

But, we aren’t done. For the real star, before you flip the pancake, add a handful of cheddar cheese and diced scallion to the pancake. BOOM.

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes
Add ins!

When you flip this the cheese will turn crispy against the hot griddle and form a crust of sorts on the pancake. It’s an awesome texture and addictive flavor.

Stack these pumpkin cheddar pancakes up and serve them with syrup, extra scallions, and maybe some pumpkin seeds if you want to get fancy.

Breakfast was good on this day.

Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes


2 Responses to “Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes” Leave a comment

  1. God these look so good, love the idea. Unfortunately this celiac with dairy issues needs to figure out how to sub the flour, cheeses and milk. I think I’m gonna do it. Thanks for a great idea!

  2. I love the idea of combining pumpkin and cheddar! Pumpkin pancakes and waffles are always popular around my house but the cheese would definitely add an extra flavor (and protein!). Thinking I’ll try them without syrup to get the extra savory flavor!

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