Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pancakes


These make a special breakfast on cool fall mornings. My boys loved to help me cook a batch up for a ‘breakfast for supper’ night around Halloween. Use any and all decorations you like to make jack-o-lantern faces on the pancakes. Try broken candy bar pieces, banana slices, raisins, crasins, or chopped nuts.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    20 mins


  1. Stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, lightly beat together the milk, egg, pumpkin, and oil. Stir flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, blending just until moistened.
  2. Heat a lightly greased griddle over medium high heat.
  3. Pour batter, 1/3 cup at a time, onto the prepared griddle. Make a jack-o-lantern face in each pancake with the chocolate chips. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 5 minutes per side.


Calories: 347 kcal
Carbohydrates: 52.3 g
Cholesterol: 39 mg
Fat: 13.7 g
Fiber: 4.1 g
Protein: 7.6 g
Sodium: 465 mg