Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pancakes

Pancakes made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice topped with a sweet maple cinnamon swirl. A perfect pancake for fall. 

I had pumpkin puree left over from making pumpkin chocolate chip bread when Recipe Girl tweeted Recipe Boy’s Maple-Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, so I decided to update my Pumpkin Pancake recipe with a fun new swirl.

I made these pancakes quiet a while ago, but decided to wait until fall to share them. This has been a super busy week for me, and with cooler weather finally here, it seemed like the perfect time to share them.[/donotprint]

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pancakes

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pancakes


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
  • Maple Cinnamon Swirl Filling
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, almost melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Maple Cinnamon Swirl Filling

In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spoon the filling into a Ziploc baggie and set aside.


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, oil and egg yolks. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Let rest 10 minutes.

Pour 1/4 cup batter onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray. Snip the corner of your baggie of filling and squeeze the filling into the corner. Squeeze the cinnamon filling on top of the pancake batter in a swirl. Turn pancakes when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.

More pancake recipes you might like:

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Recipe Girl
Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes, Two Peas and Their Pod
Blueberry Chia Pancakes, Not Quite Nigella
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, Real Mom Kitchen

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  1. Helen says

    Look great. Wonder if you could use almond or coconut flour and make gluten free.

    Love wedding picture! Beautiful couple! Congratulations to all!

  2. says

    Congratulations to the happy and beautiful couple! What a proud Momma you must be. It must have been such a wonderful celebration and the weather looked perfect.

    I have a recipe for Apple Cinnamon Pancakes but this is the first time I’ve seen Cinnamon Pumpkin and my but don’t they look wonderful!

  3. says

    First of all, congratulations!! It looks like it was a beautiful wedding!

    And I love this twist on Lori’s pancakes. They sound perfect – especially with the cooling weather!

  4. says

    I make pumpkin pancakes (and many other pumpkin things) regularly, but the cinnamon swirl is a fun addition- I will have to try it! Thank you! And thanks for sharing the wedding picture, such a lovely couple! Congratulations!

  5. says

    Oh, Barbara, a huge congratulations to you and your family! A beautiful couple and you must be thrilled and proud!

    The pancakes are nothing short of spectacular! You are such an incredible baker! And these just scream Autumn Comfort Food! Love it.

  6. says

    That picture is perfection, and they truly are a beautiful couple. So happy for your family. You all definitely deserve it. And ps, totally been craving these all day. I am not even kidding.

  7. says

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing this happy news. These pancakes are so beautiful with the cinnamon swirl. :) Yes, they are perfect for fall as the temperature cools down. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  8. says

    Congratulations on the wedding of your son and his beautiful wife! Beautiful pancakes..beautiful couple..happy Mama! (and happy me because I get to try these pancakes!)

  9. says

    Those look AMAZINGLY delicious. I will definitely be making them for a special breakfast this fall… and congratulations!! What a beautiful couple. I wish the family a lifetime of love and joy!!