Autumn's Golden Delight: Crispy Pumpkin Pancakes


Embrace the warmth and flavors of fall with these irresistible Crispy Pumpkin Pancakes (Chrupiące Placki z Dyni). Golden discs of deliciousness, these pancakes are infused with the rich, velvety essence of pumpkin, spiced to perfection, and fried to a crispy, golden-brown exterior. Each bite is a delightful interplay of textures and flavors, transporting you to a cozy autumn morning filled with the aroma of pumpkin spice.

Autumn's Golden Delight: Crispy Pumpkin Pancakes

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 3-4 pancakes

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g


  • 1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120g) pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • Powdered sugar or maple syrup for serving (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, then whisk in the milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and melted butter or oil.
  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Some lumps are okay.
  4. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and grease it with a little butter or oil.
  5. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot skillet or griddle.
  6. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look dry, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 1-2 minutes more.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet or griddle as needed.
  9. Serve the Crispy Pumpkin Pancakes warm, dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with maple syrup, if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For extra crispiness, let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes before cooking to allow the baking powder to fully activate.
  • Adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning and ensure even cooking.
  • Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a preheated oven (200°F/93°C) while you finish cooking the remaining batter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use fresh pumpkin puree instead of canned?

A: Absolutely! Fresh pumpkin puree works great in this recipe. Simply roast or steam the pumpkin until tender, then mash or puree it before using.

Q: Can I make these pancakes ahead of time?

A: While they're best enjoyed fresh, you can make the batter ahead of time and keep it refrigerated for up to 2 days. The cooked pancakes can also be frozen and reheated in the toaster or oven.

Q: What's the best way to keep the pancakes crispy?

A: To maintain their crispiness, serve the pancakes immediately after cooking. If you need to hold them for a short time, place them on a wire rack in a preheated oven (200°F/93°C) until ready to serve.

As the crispy edges of these golden pumpkin pancakes crunch between your teeth, you'll be transported to a cozy autumn morning, surrounded by the warm embrace of pumpkin spice and the laughter of loved ones. Savor each bite, for these pancakes are more than just a breakfast treat – they are a celebration of the season's bounty, a delightful indulgence that captures the essence of fall in every morsel.