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stack of whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup

Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Fluffy whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes. Perfectly spiced and with the right amount of sweetness, these healthy cakes are a wonderful breakfast treat for a cool morning.

Course Breakfast
Keyword whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes
Calories 173 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus more if necessary to thin the batter
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil or butter for greasing the skillet


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. In a separate large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, maple syrup, egg, vanilla and almond milk until smooth and well combined. 

  2. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. If the batter looks too thick add just a splash more milk. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter or cooking spray and place over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet and spread out a bit with a spoon. Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. 

  4. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more coconut oil (or butter) and remaining batter. You may need to reduce the heat after the second batch to prevent burning. Makes 6 pancakes.

Recipe Notes

If you want to reduce sugar in this recipe, reduce the chocolate chips to 1/4 cup and use mini chocolate chips to ensure a little bite of chocolate in every forkful.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.2g8%
Carbohydrates 28.1g9%
Fiber 3.9g16%
Sugar 10.1g11%
Protein 3.5g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.