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Pumpkin Pancakes

Tender fluffy pumpkin pancakes made with pumpkin puree, with a subtle fall classic fragrance delivered by pumpkin spice. These pancakes are a sweet and cozy reminder of the season whenever you have some leftover pumpkin puree. They are great for all ages: babies, toddlers, older kids and even adults – enjoy for breakfast or as a snack.

Serve these pancakes to babies from 6 months and up – they’re just perfect if you’re starting baby led weaning or want to encourage this type of feeding.

Pumpkin pancakes for babies, toddlers and older kids, including baby led weaning.
Pumpkin pancakes

Hot To Make

To make these pancakes for your baby you don’t need a lot of ingredients. To the pumpkin puree add the flour and egg and a few extra ingredients for flavor and for the leavening effect and the batter it’s ready for use.

Process shots showing how to mix the ingredients for making the pumpkin pancake batter.
Make the pumpkin pancake batter in just 5 minutes.

You can use either canned or cooked fresh pumpkin puree. I used canned pumpkin puree from Trader Joe’s.

To make small pancaked for kid’s little fingers I used only one tablespoon of batter per pancake.

Process shots showing how to cook the pumpkin pancakes for babies in a skillet.
Cook on medium low heat, the temperature is key for a nice golden brown surface.

Low Heat is Key:  it’s important to cook your pancakes on low to medium-low heat – if the heat is too high, the outside of your pancake will darken and burn, while the inside will still be gummy and undercooked. 

pumpkin pancakes for kids
Pumpkin pancakes with a fluffy interior.


Flash freeze them on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a freezer-bag for longer storage (for 2-3 months). Reheat in the toaster, in the microwave, or in the oven.

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pumpkin pancakes for baby

Pumpkin Pancakes

Tender fluffy pumpkin pancakes made with pumpkin puree, with a subtle pumpkin spice flavor. Serve for babies 6 months and older, perfect for baby led weaning too!
DIETS: Dairy Free
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 59 kcal


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh homemade)
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour (see notes for other flours)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (or oil)
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/6 tsp pumpkin spice (aka all spice)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (or 3/4 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

For Toddlers & Older Kids

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar (or maple syrup)


Make The Pancake Batter

  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg (room temperature), the melted butter and vanilla + maple syrup (if your baby is older than 12 months).
    Mix to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients: in the same bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and spices.
  • Stir just until everything combined. The batter should look somewhat thick, the thicker it is the fluffier the pancakes will be.
    If your batter turned out very thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of water or milk. Some whole grain flour tends to absorb a lot of liquid.

Cook The Pumpkin Pancakes

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-low heat. You can use ghee, coconut oil or butter as fat for frying. If you want to cook the pumpkin pancakes without oil, use a ceramic non-stick skillet.
  • Scoop the batter onto the skillet, using approximately 1 tablespoons for each pancake. Spread the dough a little bit toward the edges (especially when you have a very thick batter make sure you spread it evenly).
  • Brown on both sides for approximately 2 minutes and serve.


If the batter it’s too thick (although it should be thick) use 1-2 tablespoons of liquid  (water or milk) to thin it out a bit.
  • For gluten free pumpkin pancakes use a gluten free flour mix. Oat flour, buckwheat flour or sorghum flour would also work. You can also use a white whole wheat flour, it has the same nutritional content as whole wheat flour but creates a lighter pancake.


Serving: 1pancakeCalories: 59kcal
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Pumpkin pancakes – fluffy soft healthy pumpkin pancakes great for baby (blw), toddler, older kids and entire family. These pumpkin pancakes are made with pumpkin puree, naturally dairy free and can be easily customized to be gluten free. Serve for breakfast or as a snack, great for lunchbox too. #pumpkin #pancakes #baby #blw #kids #breakfast #toddler
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