Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

by Sarah

in Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Egg-Free, low cholesterol, vegan

These pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch table. Moist and sweet, with pumpkin flavor. pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes - perfect for Fall!Remember when I said Fall is when pumpkin and cinnamon take over my kitchen?

These pancakes are one of the products of my Fall pumpkin obsession. They are chocolaty pumpkin goodness stacked mile high and perfect for brunch. These pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes are also vegan,  low in cholesterol, and high in vitamin A. If you want the pancakes to be even healthier, take out the chocolate chips and you’ll have still delicious pumpkin pancakes.

pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes - perfect for Fall! For me, the most important step of making this pancake is to add the right amount of chocolate chips. Depending on how much you like chocolate chips, the amount is very subjective. For me, 1/2 cup was plenty, and when I tried 1 cup it turned out too sweet for me. If you’re unsure how chocolaty you like your pancakes, add a little bit of chocolate chips to the batter first and make one pancake to try. If you think it could use more chocolate chips, then add more chips to the remaining batter for the future pancakes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Wet
  • 1.5 cups soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • vegetable oil for greasing the pan


  1. Mix together all dry ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir till well combined, with a few lumps. Add chocolate chips.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon oil to a non-stick or cast-iron skillet and let oil get hot. Add 1/4 cup batter, spreading it into a circle with your spatula. Cap the skillet and let cook till the bottom is golden brown. ***It's important to cap the skillet at this step. This allows the top of the pancake to cook faster so you can easily flip it before the bottom of the pancake burns***
  4. Flip pancake and cook other side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter, adding about 1 teaspoon of oil each time.
  5. Serve warm with some Earth Balance margarine and maple syrup on top!


The amount of chocolate chips can be varied depending on how sweet you want it. If you're not sure, I would stay on the side of not adding much in case the pancake gets too sweet.


pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes nutrition facts

Like Pumpkin? Me too. Check out these pumpkin recipes:

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Pumpkin Spice Honey Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Honey Cookies - Savoring Spoon

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1 Mira October 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

These pancakes sound like a great idea for a fall inspired weekend breakfast! So healthy, just my type of recipe. Pinned, as I really want to try them!


2 Sarah October 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

Thanks Mira! I’m glad you like them!


3 Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong October 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

Wow! ! These pancakes look gorgeous.. perfect fall recipe. . :)


4 Sarah October 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Thanks Arpita! They are very Fall!


5 Thalia @ butter and brioche October 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I have never tried pumpkin flavoured pancakes before! These look delicious, healthy and packed full of yummy sweet flavour. Definitely a recipe I need to try. Pinned!


6 Sarah October 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Thanks Thalia! They taste very home-y and comforting – good breakfast food when it’s cold outside!


7 Manali @ CookWithManali October 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

perfect fall breakfast! :) looks fantastic!


8 Sarah October 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Thanks Manali!


9 Nagi@RecipeTinEats October 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

I am not great with pumpkin recipes because pumpkin isn’t huge here in Australia. So I love finding recipes that I actually want to try! Pumpkin and chocolate is such a great flavour combo! And it’s really not much more effort that normal pancakes. Great photos too! That pour shot ROCKS!


10 Sarah October 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Thanks Nagi! I’m so flattered you like this recipe. Glad you like the pour shot too!


11 Jess @ whatjessicabakednext October 15, 2014 at 3:10 am

These pancakes look amazing! Love the autumn flavours, so good!


12 Sarah October 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Thanks Jess! I love autumn cooking too!


13 Connie @ Sprig and Flours October 15, 2014 at 6:45 am

I love pumpkin and cinnamon! These pancakes look amazing. Your pictures are gorgeous!


14 Sarah October 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Thanks Connie! I love pumpkin and cinnamon too ~ I could eat Fall and Winter (peppermint!) food all year!


15 GiGi Eats October 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Thank goodness I am home alone right now because the drool dripping down my face is utterly inappropriate! LOL!


16 Sarah October 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Thanks Gigi! I’m so glad you like it :) Wish I could send you some through the computer screen!


17 Joanne October 17, 2014 at 4:44 am

Yay for pumpkin love! Now these are how I want my weekend morning to start!


18 Sarah October 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Thanks Joanne!


19 Jean | Lemons & Anchovies October 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

You’ve got some of my favorite flavors in these pancakes. They are gorgeous!


20 Sarah October 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

Thanks Jean! I love pumpkin and chocolate too!


21 Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity October 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

I hardly ever think to put pumpkin and chocolate together, I don’t know why. But, now you’ve got me craving that combo because these pancakes sound like perfection!


22 Sarah October 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

Thanks Cheri!


23 Karyl Friedman May 17, 2016 at 11:34 am

I just found your site and LOVE your ideas and recipes. I will try several soon. I won’t wait for Fall to try the pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin is good in any season! Great suggestion to melt chocolate bits when making cookies. I love to add chips to my brownie batter. Now I will pre-melt. YUM!

Thanks so much.
Karyl in Rochester NY


24 Sarah June 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Glad you enjoy the site!


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