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Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Get your morning started with these moist, fluffy, and delicious Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes made with a handful of simple ingredients for a quick and easy way to bring in the flavors of fall! 

head on view of maple syrup being poured overtop vegan pumpkin pancakes.

Hello fall and the pumpkin season that goes with it!

I hope to get your season started with this super easy, warm, and cozy vegan pumpkin pancakes recipe made with pumpkin puree and spiced with fall flavors.

Why We Love This Recipe!

  • Healthy. Made with only whole food plant-based vegan ingredients, these pumpkin spice pancakes are 100% dairy-free and eggless. And you won’t miss a thing!
  • Fluffy & tender. They cook up golden on the outside and moist on the inside, and make for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
  • Quick, easy, and ready in 15 minutes. Start your mornings off right with a batch of freshly cooked vegan pancakes served right off the griddle with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and chopped nuts.
  • Freezer-friendly. You can easily double the recipe and freeze the remaining pancakes for later.
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Ingredient Notes

The ingredient list for making vegan pumpkin pancakes is minimal, with just flour, pumpkin puree, a little sugar, non-dairy milk, vanilla, spices, and baking powder.

  • For the flour, I used light spelt flour, but you can substitute using all-purpose, whole wheat, buckwheat, or oat flour with good results. If using whole wheat or oat flour, you may just need to add a tad more milk.
  • For the spices, I had pumpkin pie spice on hand, but you can also use cinnamon.
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How To Make Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Making vegan pumpkin pancakes is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

  • Preheat the griddle. Get the griddle nice and hot. Electric griddles should be heated between 350 and 375 degrees for pancakes. If using a stove-top griddle/skillet, heat over medium heat. Optionally, to keep the pancakes warm, preheat the oven to 200 degrees and place a cookie sheet on the middle rack while the oven is warming.
  • Make the batter: Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and spice to the bottom of a medium-sized mixing bowl, and mix well. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla, and non-dairy milk, and mix well.
  • Pour batter and cook. Lightly oil the griddle or skillet. For uniformity, use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop up the batter and place it on the griddle. Let cook about 3 minutes, edges will bubble slightly and start to look leathery, flip and cook another 3 minutes. Repeat until the batter is gone.

And that’s it! Now you’re ready to enjoy the delicious flavors of fall!

top down view of freshly made vegan pumpkin pancakes keeping warm on a baking sheet.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I add tasty add-ins?
Absolutely! Stir in a small handful of cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips to the batter at the end.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes! Use any gluten-free flour blend, oat flour 1-1 for perfectly light and fluffy vegan pancakes. The only flour I do not recommend is using only coconut flour, it’s super tricky to work with.

Can pumpkin pancakes be frozen and reheated?
Yes! They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months and reheat easily, from frozen, in the microwave oven for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alternately, preheat an oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Place pancakes on a baking sheet, cover with foil, and bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until heated through.

Can I make waffles with this pumpkin pancake recipe?
Can I make waffles with this pumpkin pancake recipe? Yes, simply use the batter as is and your favorite waffle machine!

top down view of freshly made pumpkin pancakes on a plate with fork and items surrounding.

How To Store + Reheat Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes can be stored in the fridge or freezer with these easy instructions. You can even make extra pancakes just to store for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to  7 days, in a covered container.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, vegan pumpkin pancakes will last for up to 2 – 3 months in the freezer. To freeze, let cool completely and store in sealed freezer-safe containers (affiliate link) or ziplock bags, removing as much as possible before sealing. To keep them from sticking together, you may want to separate each pancake with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Reheat: To reheat, simply pop frozen or refrigerated pancakes in the toaster oven set at 350 for 10 minutes or so. Alternatively, microwave using 30 – 60 second intervals until warmed through (it does help to cover them to keep in moisture).
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More Pumpkin Recipes!

Let me know if you try this easy pancake recipe or have a question! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.


Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes (Easy + Healthy)

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Healthy, vegan pumpkin pie pancakes with pumpkin puree and warm fall spices made easy. Insanely fluffy, moist, and filled with the delicious flavors of fall!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3 – 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Pancake
  • Method: Griddle, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (I used spelt)
  • 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 heaping cup 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 tablespoon coconut oil, for griddle
  • pure maple syrup, to serve


Preheat: Preheat griddle to manufacturers instructions, usually about 350 degrees for pancakes. Alternately, if using a stove-top griddle/skillet, heat over medium heat. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (for keeping pancakes warm), place cookie sheet on middle rack while oven is warming.

Mix: In a medium size mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and spice, mix well. Add in the pumpkin puree, vanilla, and non-dairy milk, mix well.

Cook: Add enough oil to coat the griddle/skillet. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop batter and place on griddle. Let cook about 3 minutes, edges will bubble slightly and start to look leathery, flip and cook another 3 minutes. Add oil to the griddle/skillet, and repeat until batter is gone.

Place finished pancakes on the warm cookie sheet, place in the oven to keep warm while cooking the remaining pancakes.

Serve with pure maple syrup. Adding 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans over top will add protein and texture.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven.

Makes about 6 – 8 pancakes, serving 3 – 4.


For fluffier pancakes use only 1 cup milk, for thinner pancakes use a tad more (splash or two). For the pancakes shown here, I used a tad more milk.

If using a heavy flour, such as whole wheat or oat, add a tad more milk to the batter (start with a tablespoon or two).

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  1. My whole family loved these-even my husband, who doesn’t like pumpkin! I increased the spices and cut up some apples and cooked them on the stove for a few minutes with cinnamon-delicious!!

  2. These were fluffy pumpkin heaven! and love the simple ingredients, nothing fussy! Will be making these on repeat all fall long 🎃

    1. *heaven lol—too excited!

  3. These. Are. The. Fluffiest. Pancakes. Ever. So, so good, toddler approved, and I added chocolate chips to mine because…I wanted to.

  4. We just tried these and loved the recipe! My son was recently diagnosed with egg and dairy allergies and we’re joining the vegan realm. We’ve tried various other pancake recipes but this one is the best by far.

  5. They came out perfectly fluffy and delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Great recipe! For flour, i used 1/2 buckwheat, and 1/2 Einkorn ( I milled both of these). they came out great….really fluffy. Yum.

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