Pumpkin adds amazing flavor and texture to pancakes and can be used year-long. The key to making delicious pumpkin pancakes is adjusting the ingredients so your cakes remain fluffy, despite the pumpkin puree's denser qualities.
Combine 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/3 tsp. ground ginger with 1/2 cup canned or pureed pumpkin in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly, until the spices are evenly blended into the pumpkin puree.
In a separate bowl, prepare 2 1/2 cups pancake batter, made according to your traditional pancake recipe. Add the spiced pumpkin puree to the batter and mix lightly, using a whisk. Whisking allows you to mix without beating out the air from the batter, which can make your pancakes flat instead of fluffy.
Once the batter and puree is mixed, pour 3 tbsp. of batter onto a heated griddle or pan quickly. Letting the mixture sit allows air to evaporate from the batter, resulting with flat, lifeless cakes.
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