Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Saturday morning to me means:

…sleeping in until {gasp} 8am

…drinking coffee while leisurely checking my favorite blogs on my laptop

…reading my bible underneath the covers with Dexter curled up next to me

…throwing a load of dirty clothes in the wash because I’ve procrastinated doing it all week

…pulling some bacon out of the freezer and gathering ingredients to make fluffy pancakes, dripping with maple syrup.

Saturday mornings are special. I hope in the future when I have kids of my own, I can keep up the pancake and bacon tradition. My new favorite pancakes? These thick chocolate chip pumpkin spice ones. Oh my, are they ever decadent and delicious.

They make me happy. And bonus? They freeze + reheat beautifully. Just wrap leftover pancakes individually in tin foil and stick ’em in the freezer for busy weekday mornings. When you’re ready to eat, just unwrap, pop in the toaster, and in a matter of minutes you can enjoy fresh pumpkin pancakes bursting with gooey chocolate chips.

Grab the recipe over at PBS Food. Happy Saturday, friends!


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  • AD
    November 3, 2012 at 3:46 am

    The PBS food link doesn’t work! Looking forward to the recipe 🙂

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    November 3, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Oh my goodness, these sound fabulous!

  • Blog is the New Black
    November 3, 2012 at 4:55 am

    You just inspired me to make some sort of pancakes this weekend!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    November 3, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Mmmm yes please!

  • Sarah
    November 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Yum- I know what’s for breakfast after my Long run tomorrow!!

  • Shannon - Healthiful Balance
    November 3, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Holy yum! These pancakes look awesome!!

  • Cynthia
    November 3, 2012 at 6:12 am

    The link isn’t working!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 3, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Ooh yes, weekends were MADE for pancakes! These sound unbelievable. I’m totally OD-ing on pumpkin this season but it’s just too good to miss out on!

  • jaime @ sweet road
    November 3, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I made pumpkin pnacakes the morning after Halloween and it was the same kind of morning. A lot of my friends had work cancelled because of the hurricane, so we all slept in and ate pumpkin pancakes!

  • Mina
    November 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    The link to PBS Food isn’t working 🙁

  • Katie Didit
    November 3, 2012 at 7:41 am

    for the lazy: http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/chocolate-chip-pumpkin-pancakes/

  • Lindsay @ Nourish
    November 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I love the tradition… pancake and bacon Saturdays… must adapt this one!!!

  • Mabel @ Dance, Love, Dine
    November 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

    WOW! Those pancakes look AMAZING!!!!!! adding those to my weekend to do list. Thanks for sharing 😀

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    November 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I love Saturday mornings! Sleeping in, coffee and yummy breakfasts like this! LOVE!

  • Brooke @beingvivacious.blogspot.com
    November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My boyfriend INSISTS that he does not like pancakes, and I keep trying to prove him otherwise. THis recipe might just do it.

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  • Skylor
    November 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I think we need to make pumpkin live on as a year round flavor. We can start by having this pancakes with bacon every saturday! What if you put bacon in the pancakes? That could be delicious too. yum 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Jenna your pancakes look thick and golden and perfect for this time of year. Glad you are able to enjoy a nice, leisurely, weekend morning. Reading in bed with the covers on and all cozy is pretty much the.best.gift. I love the simple things!

  • Megan | Eats Daily
    November 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I recently started a site and I am trying to become a better cook through testing out different recipes across the web (before developing my own) but I always end up bookmarking your recipes! Can you ever make something that I DON’T want to try ?? 😉

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    November 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Haha I sleep in until about 730/8am on Saturday too

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    November 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I love relaxing Saturday mornings. I haven’t had a good ‘stay in my pj’s and make pancakes and bacon’ kind of Saturday morning in entirely too long! I think that needs to change next weekend!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    November 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Love this! Lazy Saturday mornings are the best. I love to Snuggle with by Nook. I’m working through Gone Girl right now — such a good book!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    November 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Those sound like my Sunday mornings 🙂 This looks great!

  • Kitchen Mommy
    November 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Yum! These need to make an appearance in our weekend round-up.

  • Carrie @ The Cook's Palette
    November 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Fabulous in every way. Nothing makes me happier than a big stack of pancakes! Your Saturday morning routine sounds lovely.

  • Fox @ fox trotting through brooklyn
    November 4, 2012 at 1:32 am

    your saturdays sounds perfect, and have got my craving pancakes now! will defiantly be making these next weekend x

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    November 4, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Hooray for Saturday mornings! Coffee, blogs, and pancakes are the best.

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  • Candace
    November 4, 2012 at 5:06 am

    You inspired me to pull some frozen pancakes out of my freezer! Banana walnut, but still! Chocolate chip pumpkin next time.

  • Brittany
    November 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

    YUM! Pumpkin in pancakes are the best pancakes ever..hands down! Your Saturday sounds SO amazingly relaxing.

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    November 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Yum yum yum. These look awesome! Your Saturday morning sounds lovely.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    November 5, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Sounds like the most delightful Saturday morning…and, looks like it too ; )

  • Angelica
    November 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Made these on Saturday…OMG soooooo good!

  • Caroline L.
    November 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    that sounds like a most perfect saturday 🙂 cheers!

  • Becky
    November 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I have that same “good morning” mug! It’s my favorite!!!

  • kristen@good 'n good for ya
    November 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I just made pumpkin spice pancakes on Saturday morning! I’m still tweaking the recipe but should be posting it soon. Hadn’t thought about adding chocolate chips though…

  • Bridget
    November 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Finally, a pumpkin dish that isn’t loaded with sugar and butter! I recently bought a waffle iron, and was wondering if this batter would work for waffles? Should I add more baking powder to make sure they’re fluffy?

  • Margaret
    November 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    These look amazing, Jenna! I can’t wait to try them!! I hope you make another stop in your old stomping grounds, Charleston, before your book tour is over!

  • The Food Hound
    November 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    YUM! I love pumpkin chocolate chip ANYTHING, and the BH is always trying to get me to make chocolate chip waffles. I am totally not opposed… I just don’t think they go all that well with maple syrup. BUT… add pumpkin and it’s a horse of a different color! DELISH! Can’t wait to try!

  • Hadiah!
    November 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Good day! I could not wait to try this recipe. I did not have to purchase anything because I had all of the ingredients for this Sunday morning surprise. Alas, it did not turn out well. They looked as beautiful as the photo. However, the insides were moist, like pudding. And, I was not sure how to fix this dilemma. Please advise.