Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy and delicious oatmeal pumpkin pancakes

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These pumpkin pie inspired pancakes are a fun way to celebrate fall. Made with with pumpkin puree, wholegrain oat flour and just the right amount of spices, they are healthy and delicious!


  • 2 cups oat flour (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp sweetener (optional, see notes)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Mix the flour and buttermilk together in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Allow it to soak for at least 10 minutes. However, I recommend mixing the oat flour and buttermilk the night before as it will give the pancakes a delicious sourdough-like flavour and improve the texture.
  2. Mix the butter, eggs and pumpkin puree together in a large bowl. Stir so that everything is well combined.
  3. Add the soaked oat flour to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Then add in the vanilla, sweetener, baking soda and spices.
  5. Preheat your frying pan on medium. If you are not using a non-stick frying pan, then add a little butter to the pan before you cook your pancakes.
  6. Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter onto the frying pan.
  7. Flip the pancake when the centre is bubbly and the sides have started to dry out (after about 2 minutes).
  8. Cook the second side for another 2 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven.


  • Soaking and pre-fermenting gluten-free flour is the best way to improve the flavour and texture. If you don’t have oat flour, feel free to use your favourite flour (gluten or non-gluten). The only trick is that if you’re using wheat or other gluten-containing flours, skip the presoak or you’ll end up with a bread-like batter.
  • While cultured buttermilk is traditional for pancakes, milk kefir and yogurt will also work in this recipe.
  • I usually use date sugar (affiliate link) in this recipe. It adds a caramelly sweetness and is full of fibre and vitamins. However, feel free to use sugar, honey or maple syrup instead. 

Keywords: fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, gluten free, jack-o'-lantern, kid-friendly, fermented