Get in the Halloween Spirit Early with Disney’s Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Halloween is a *big* deal at Disney parks. We’re talking autumnal Mickey decorations, spooky fireworks, live shows (hello, Sanderson Sisters), an over-the-top parade and trick-or-treating. May 15 marked the halfway point to Halloween, which the Disney Parks Blog celebrated with a virtual celebration chock-full of DIY projects and devilishly delicious recipes, like these drool-worthy pumpkin pancakes.

Picture digging into fluffy, golden-brown pancakes spiked with creamy canned pumpkin. Top it off with lots of butter and syrup (or icing, if you're feeling extra) and you’re in business for a scary delicious breakfast. Hungry for more Halloween treats? Disney also released recipes for its pumpkin twists, Jack Skellington sugar cookies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bars and pumpkin crème brûlée.

Read on for the full recipe, which makes ten, four-inch pancakes.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Step One: Combine milk, egg, melted butter, pumpkin and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step Two: Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves in a medium bowl. Fold wet ingredients into flour mixture.

Step Three: Heat a lightly-oiled large skillet or griddle over medium heat until hot. Add ¼-cup scoops of pancake batter onto griddle. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Taryn Pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...
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