Pumpkin pancakes are a wonderful way to change up your fall breakfast routine.

But I’ve taken pumpkin pancakes to a whole new indulgent level by topping them off with a decadent twist.

Related: My Favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe for Fall

There’s a little cafe near me that my Mom and I like to go to for breakfast. They have the most delicious things on their menu!

I did a double take when I saw this listing: Pumpkin Pancakes Topped With Bacon Caramel Sauce. WHAT?!?

Of course, I tried it. And enjoyed it. And couldn’t get it out of my mind for days.

Related: Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Cider Sauce

This is what set me on the path to creating an at-home version that recreated this flavor explosion of pumpkin, salty, sweet, maple, cinnamon and of course… bacon.

I think you’ll be surprised that there aren’t a lot of hard-to-find ingredients in this pumpkin pancake recipe.

It’s all in the way you combine them… and I’m happy to be your guide! Enjoyable!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes with Salted-Caramel-Bacon Syrup

Pumpkin pancakes are a wonderful way to change up your fall breakfast routine. But I’ve taken pumpkin pancakes to a whole new indulgent level by topping them off with a decadent twist.



  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 canned pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/2 cups Bisquick
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 8 oz caramel ice cream topping
  • 8 oz pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 3 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. To make the pancakes, whisk the buttermilk, pumpkin puree, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the Bisquick, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  3. Combine the mixtures and let the batter rest for 5–10 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with oil (vegetable, canola, avocado) or a non-stick spray.
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of pancake batter onto the skillet.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes or until the edges look dry and bubbles form on top of the pancake. Flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side.
  7. To prepare the syrup, combine the caramel ice cream topping, syrup, and salt in a small saucepan. Gently warm over low heat. You do not want this to be HOT or boil…just slightly warmed through. If you prefer, you can also just combine ingredients in a medium sized bowl and not heat at all. Up to you.
  8. When ready to use, add in the crumbled bacon.
  9. Pour the syrup over the pumpkin pancakes.

Now that you’re set for breakfast, I thought I’d share a few more pumpkin recipes for fall!

As you know, I’ve been sharing my favorite pumpkin treats throughout October and each one is filled with different flavor profiles for anyone’s palate.

More Pumpkin Recipes For Fall

But to make them easier to find, I listed all of them below!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Cake

This recipe was derived from my 2-ingredient snack cake.

Find the recipe HERE.

With a ribbon of cream cheese frosting throughout, it might become your new favorite fall treat!

The great thing about this recipe? You can make it for dessert OR breakfast!

Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread recipe is my Grandmother’s recipe.

Find the recipe HERE.

And now it has become a family favorite and a favorite for so many of my followers!

It really is the best pumpkin bread recipe I’ve ever tried… I can’t wait for you to try it too!

Pumpkin Apple Bisque

This easy and flavorful soup was on the menu at our wedding.

Find the recipe HERE.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make! And it also makes for great leftovers…

Always a good thing when you have a busy schedule!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Are you noticing a theme here with how I like to take things over the top?

Find the recipe HERE.

Sure, a traditional pumpkin pie is delicious (and a favorite of mine year round!).

But when you can add a creamy cheesecake layer and some chocolate too? YES! Let’s do it!

I hope you’re able to try at least one of these recipes… and if you try the pancakes, your day is bound to start on a great note!

From my kitchen to yours,


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