You're going to love this easy and delicious Pumpkin Syrup recipe for pancakes. With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes, you can make your own homemade pumpkin spice syrup that will turn any stack of pancakes into a warm and cozy fall breakfast.
The fall season is that time of year when we crave all things pumpkin spice.
So what better way to infuse your favorite breakfast recipes with the warm flavors of fall than with this scrumptious homemade pumpkin spice pancake syrup.
It's a great recipe because it's sweet and rich and full of maple pumpkin spice goodness. And it's super fast and easy to make with three simple ingredients: pure maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice.
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Easy — just stir together three ingredients and warm it up, if you like.
Fast — you can have your own homemade pumpkin syrup on the breakfast table in about 5 minutes.
Versatile — add warm pumpkin flavors to your favorite pancake recipes, desserts, coffee drinks, or cocktails
Maple syrup. Use real maple syrup, not pancake syrup, for the best flavor in this pumpkin spice syrup recipe.
Pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin blends perfectly into the maple syrup and adds that sweet, earthy flavor we crave in the fall.
Pumpkin pie spice. Just ½ teaspoon of pumpkin spice adds rich flavor and warmth to this delicious syrup.
Pro tip: Make your own pumpkin spice. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice in your cabinet, you can make your own. For one teaspoon of pumpkin spice, use ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ginger, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, and ⅛ teaspoon cloves. Get my homemade pumpkin spice recipe here.
Whisk the maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice together in a small bowl or mason jar.
If desired, warm through in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat or in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Pour syrup over pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.
Pumpkin Pancakes from Box Mix
This pumpkin maple syrup is a delicious topping for my fluffy pumpkin pancakes. These easy pumpkin pancakes start with grocery store pancake mix that's doctored up with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup.
In the blog post, I also share a bunch of secret tips to make these pancakes super thick and fluffy -- like separating the egg and beating the egg whites.
Get the full recipe, step-by-step instructions and all my tips and tricks right here.
You'll definitely want to make a double batch of this homemade syrup recipe so you can enjoy it:
- Mixed into pancake batter
- Over waffles, French toast, or bread pudding
- On ice cream
- In your coffee
- Swirled into oatmeal
- Whisked into a vinaigrette
- Drizzled over sweet potatoes
- Stirred into yogurt
- Whipped into butter for pumpkin maple butter
- Shaken into cocktails
- Use pure maple syrup for the richest flavor.
- If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, mix up your own with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
- If you prefer more pumpkin or pumpkin spice flavor, feel free to add more!
No. Pure maple syrup is made from maple tree sap that's been boiled down to a thick, syrup consistency. Pancake syrup is made from corn syrup and artificial maple flavorings.
Pumpkin spice is a spice blend that typically contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Sometimes allspice, mace, and cardamom are also in the mix.
Absolutely! A couple of tablespoons of maple syrup mixed into pancake mix adds a warm, rich flavor.
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Pumpkin Maple Syrup
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Whisk the maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice together in a small bowl or mason jar.
- If desired, warm through in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat or in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
- Pour syrup over pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.