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Pumpkin Patch Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup


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I absolutely love the fall season! It’s my favorite time of year! It seems here in Utah over the past two years we’ve only had 2 weeks of fall weather and then it was winter. This year it seemed like one day it was August and we were having hot summer weather.  The next day it was September with fall weather was here. The seasons seemed to completely change over night. Hopefully it will last a while.

Well, as soon as the weather changed I started to get I the mood for food with that fall flavor. What could be more fall than the flavor of pumpkins and apple cider? I got this idea for pumpkin patch pancakes a year ago on an episode of Studio 5. The recipe they shared was a little less exact on ingredients so I came up with this.

They also included a recipe for apple cider syrup to go along with these pancakes. I absolutely love these with the apple cider syrup but the rest of my family prefers good old maple syrup. They tend to prefer things that are basic. Luckily the cider syrup recipe can be easily cut in half or you can even make 1/4 of the recipe if desired. For an extra special treat, you can also drop a few chocolate chips in the pancake while it cooks on the first side. Then serve it with a little maple syrup.

This pancake recipe calls for pumpkin spice. If you don’t have pumpkin spice on hand, I’ve included a recipe at the very bottom of how to make your own. I must also share that when making pancakes from a mix, I prefer the Hungry Jack brand.  It is my fav!

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Pumpkin Patch Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup


Units Scale
  • Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice **see note below
  • 4 cups apple juice or apple cider
  • Pancakes:
  • Mix up your favorite pancake mix according to package directions. For every cup of dry mix used, mix in the following:
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice


  1. To prepare syrup: in a sauce pan mix together, sugar, cornstarch, and pumpkin spice. Stir in apple juice or apple cider.
  2. Bring to a boil, remembering to stir occasionally. Boil until desired thickness and remove from heat.
  3. For pancakes: prepare pancake mix according to package directions. Then for every cup of mix used, add 1/4 cup canned pumpkin and 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice. (I usually use 2 cups of mix, so I ad 1/2 cup pumpkin and 1 tsp pumpkin spice)
  4. Cook pancakes and serve with the apple cider syrup.


To make your own pumpkin pie spice mix together:
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Sore in an airtight container.

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Recipe adapted from Studio 5.

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Jenn October 18, 2009 - 9:13 am

So good! Great combination.

Mommy's Kitchen September 13, 2008 - 4:19 pm

Hi Laura, we stayed home and weather out the rain and wind of Hurriance Ike today. I wanted to make a great breakfast since we were staying inside all day. I made these pumpkin pancakes and they were a huge hit especially with my 5 year old son he loved them. I loved the syrup. thanks fore a easy recipe.

Tam September 12, 2008 - 9:15 am

Ok those just sound good. I wonder if I could make them work with our favorite whole wheat blender pancakes?!?!?

Jenn September 10, 2008 - 4:49 pm

I bet those are great,both pumpkin and apple flavors are wonderful. I love pumpkin bread so just thinking about these makes me want to eat some ! haha

Mommy's Kitchen September 10, 2008 - 7:09 am

Yummy my son loves pumpkin bread. I think he would love these. The syrup looks so so good.

Ruby September 9, 2008 - 8:19 pm

Thanks for the recipes. I am really enjoying stopping by every day just to see what you made that day.

I love pumpkin. Do you serve these as a breakfast or a dessert?

Also wondering if you made the cookies you mentioned from yesterday?

MyCozyCreations September 9, 2008 - 7:57 pm

These sound so good! I’ve got to try them soon!! Thanks for the idea! I’ve got everything here in my house needed to make them! yummy!

Deanna September 9, 2008 - 2:30 pm

Oh, I want fall weather here! We are still in the 90’s and running our air conditioner. Maybe this delicious recipe will at least make it taste like fall!

Susie September 9, 2008 - 9:37 am

That sounds really yummy:-) I think I will have to try that:-)

Sara September 9, 2008 - 9:31 am

What creative pancakes. I would love them…my husband on the other hand doesn’t like pumpkin. Maybe I just need to start sneaking the pumpkin into things. The apple cider syrup sounds delish. I am with you on the craving for the fall foods. Our harvest here in Utah has been super late, and I am still into my summer veggies. Hopefully I can whip out the fall foods soon. I’m loving your blog. Great job!

Stephanie September 9, 2008 - 8:31 am

Wow, those look so good! I think I’ll have to give those a try. Apple and pumpkin – yum!