Perfect Autumn Pancakes with Apple Cider, Pumpkin and Pecans

I made pancakes today.

Not just any pancakes. The perfect autumn pancake. Filled with the flavors of fall – apple cider, cinnamon, pumpkin, pecans…and man were they good! I’d love to also say that they were completely from scratch, but this momma ain’t got time for that!

But that sweet cinnamon whipped cream on top – totally from scratch and so stinkin’ easy!

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Easy Autumn Pancakes 
2 cups pancake mix (the just add water kind)
6 tbsp pureed pumpkin (the canned stuff works perfectly)
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped pecans
1 ⅓ cups apple cider

1. Gently mix ingredients together. Don’t over-mix unless you like flat pancakes.

2. If batter is too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until you are happy with the consistency.

3. Pour about ⅓ cup batter onto a greased skillet and flip when cute little bubbles start popping up.

This should make about eight good sized pancakes, but it all depends on how much batter you use.

Fresh Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
¼ cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Now you guys, this is the fun part. Well, the work out part anyway. Just pour everything into a bowl and start whisking. A lot. Ok, it didn’t really take that long – maybe a minute or two. But it is so good!

The key is to use a metal whisk and a metal bowl, and to place everything, even the cream, in the freezer for a good ten to twenty minutes before whipping it. Trust me on this one – you’ll thank me later!

Pancakes with sign that says Welcome Autumn

See that cute little sign on top of that lovely stack of delicious pancakes? They’re part of a super fun autumn breakfast table that you can come back tomorrow to see – and you’ll be able to download that printable banner, and a bunch more so you can plan your own fabulous fall meal!

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. We were gagging in these. Pancakes that tasted overwhelmingly like vinegar (and I only used One cup!) After tasting a couple I even tried to save them. After dumping in pumpkin pie spice and adding whole milk they were still disgusting.

    I ended up dumping some pumpkin puree in a new bowl with milk and pancake mix and cinnamon while my toddler cried for pancakes. Not our best morning and a big sad waste of ingredients and yummy pecans.

    I have a raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Maybe the author uses a very different kind? The one I use doesn’t usually create any problems in any other recipes though.

    1. I’m so sorry you had a bad experience! The recipe actually calls for APPLE CIDER (the juice, not the vinegar). I hope you’ll give them another chance!