Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Pecan Butter

Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend, us Canadians usually gorge on everything pumpkin up until this weekend, move onto halloween candy, and then straight into holiday madness and peppermint treats. I'm going to try and extend my pumpkin intake past Thanksgiving this year, but incase that doesn't go as planned these pancakes would be a perfect long weekend breakfast! 

Maple Pecan Butter

1 stick unsalted butter
1/8 cup pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Soften butter to room temperature. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and toast pecan, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes. Set toasted pecans aside to cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, fold to combine butter, nuts, and maple syrup. Mix thoroughly. Cool mixture in refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes. Remove butter from fridge and place on a sheet of wax paper and shape into a log; or leave butter in dish if desired. Allow to cool in fridge for another 30-60 min.

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1 cup buttermilk (or milk of your choice)
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon water

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until mixture is completely smooth. Pour wet mixture over dry and stir carefully until the batter is combined. Prepare a skillet with cooking spray over medium heat. Pour batter into pan, use about 1/3 cup of batter per pancake. Once bubbles form on the surface and begin to pop, flip the pancake and finish cooking until lightly browned.  Serve immediately with maple pecan butter and extra maple syrup!

If weather permits enjoy these beauties outside with some steaming hot coffee and enjoy the flavours, colours, and scents of the season. 

Recipe and photo via Free People


Trail Food // Pumpkin Overnight Oats


  • 3 tbs Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Milk of choice 
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Maple Syrup 
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Protein powder (or additional oats)
  • Handful of chopped nuts and additional maple syrup for topping

Mix the pumpkin, milk, and yogurt in a bowl until combined and mix in the remaining toppings. Divide between 2 small bowls, mugs, or mason jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least an hour so the oats soften and absorb the liquid). Top with nuts and additional syrup and enjoy cold, or microwave for 30-60 seconds to enjoy warm! Eat it at home or pop them into your bag for a perfect trail snack/breakfast. 

Photo and recipe from Dashing Dish Recipe slightly modified