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Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Lardons

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This first taste of fall flavors comes to us from Chrysta Wilson, author of Kiss My Bundt recipes from the award-winning bakery. Serve them to someone special for an unforgettable breakfast in bed.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Dish Type pancake
Seasonal Christmas, fall, Holiday season, Thanksgiving
Ingredient Bacon, Pumpkin Spice
Servings 6 people
Author Chrysta Wilson


  • 6 strips uncooked thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar granulated white
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup C buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (alternatively 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


To make the pancakes:

  • Combine the dry ingredients: Mix flour, sugar, salt, spices, baking powder and baking soda together in medium bowl.
  • Combine the wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and oil/butter together.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together: Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined: the batter should have lumps in it. Baker's Note: Do not beat until smooth as this will overmix the batter.
  • Turn stove onto medium heat. Lightly grease pan or skillet with a teaspoon of melted butter/oil or a baking spray.
  • Drop 1/3 cup of batter onto heated pan/skillet. Use the backside of the measuring cup to help even out the batter into a nice circle.
  • Cook your pancake until bubbles begin to form on surface of the pancake, which takes about two minutes. Then, using a spatula, flip the pancake over onto the other side. Cook another 2 minutes, or until the pancake is golden brown.

**Tip: You can keep them warm in a 200 degree oven until all the pancakes are finished**

  • To serve, sprinkle cinnamon onto the plate, and then place two pancakes on top of one another. Sprinkle your lardons on top of the pancake, drizzle some maple syrup over everything and devour.