Pumpkin Banana Pancakes – Printable Recipe 📒

A stack of pumpkin banana pancakes on a plate with raspberries.

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Indulge in the perfect blend of autumn flavors with Pumpkin Banana Pancakes. This fluffy treat features the warmth of pumpkin, the sweetness of ripe bananas, and a hint of spice. Ideal for a cozy fall breakfast or a wholesome option for baby-led weaning, these pancakes offer a delicious fusion of nutritional goodness and scrumptious taste. Enjoy a stack of these pancakes, customized with optional ingredients to suit you or your little one’s palate!🎃🥞


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Waffle Mix
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat Your Pan: Set your pan to medium heat on the stove or griddle, reaching a temperature of around 350 degrees.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the egg, melted butter, and milk.  I prefer whole milk because the added fat makes fluffier pancakes.
  3. Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Add Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Waffle Mix to the wet ingredients, stirring until the lumps disappear.
  4. Mash and Mix Banana: In a separate bowl, finely mash the ripe banana and combine it with the pancake mixture. Stir until smooth; it’s okay if there are tiny lumps.
  5. Adjust Consistency: If the mixture thickens, add a dash of milk to achieve the desired consistency.
  6. Cook and Flip: Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the heated pan. After about 1-2 minutes, when it starts to bubble, flip the pancake. It should be lightly brown on both sides when done.  Use a nonstick skillet or drizzle oil onto the pan to prevent the pancakes from sticking. I prefer to use organic coconut oil or canola oil.
  7. Serve: These pancakes are fantastic on their own but try them with fresh fruit like raspberries or banana slices for an extra burst of flavor.

If you are strictly making this as a baby-led weaning treat, here’s a tip to soften the pancakes even MORE…put a drizzle of maple syrup on them! My favorite syrups to use are pure maple syrup or Log Cabin Original. 


No need to harp on this one, but always supervise your little one while eating. 😊