Jack O Lantern Pancakes + Granola Pumpkin Pancakes

Halloween party recipe via @tspcurry

Light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes studded with granola and raisins for breakfast – or dinner!

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD
  • Yield: About 25 pancakes - I sorta lost count! 1x


  • 1 cup cake flour (or all purpose)
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups + 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/23/4 cup homemade or packaged granola


  1. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, 2 cups buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla; whisk together.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into flour mixture; mix well with a fork or wooden spoon until you have a smooth batter, but don’t over mix.
  4. To make green batter, remove 1/2 cup batter to a smaller bowl. Whiz peas and remaining buttermilk in mini-food processor or blender; stir into smaller bowl of batter.
  5. Heat large non-stick griddle or frying pan over medium heat; drop about 1/8 cup batter onto pan. Drop small spoonful of green batter on one edge for stem; arrange raisins into ‘face.’ Flip after all bubbles in batter pop – about 3 minutes. Cook about another 2 minutes and remove to plate or keep warm.
  6. Variation: For Granola Pumpkin Pancakes, fold in granola into medium bowl of orange batter after combining wet and dry ingredients. Can also make them Granola Jack O Lantern Pancakes!