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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Candied Bacon Apple Topping

Light fluffy Pumpkin spice pancakes with a delicious Candied Bacon Apple topping full of fall flavor. This easy breakfast offers a high energy start to your day.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Complete with hot candied bacon, apple and pecan topping that compliments the pumpkin spice pancakes beautifully.

Dave and I haven’t had a lazy Sunday morning together in way too long. He has had to work seven-day weeks lately. This weekend he stayed home to rest and get some fall garden chores done. I’m spoiling him a bit to get him started.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

This nice cozy pumpkin pancake breakfast with a topping of our fresh apples, bacon, and pecans candied lightly in pure Maple syrup started our day off just right. And coffee, of course, we do love our coffee.

I feel pretty proud of this recipe. It’s so good and I thought it up on the fly. You know, ‘what’s in the fridge and the pantry? I bet that would taste yummy…’and it did.

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I’m a toast and coffee girl in the morning. Takes a while to get the mental engines revved. That’s another reason I’m proud of this creation. This was fairly early in the morning.

Pumpkin spice pancakes taste so perfect on a clear crisp Fall Chore Day like this. We need lots of energy to tackle that garden.  

More delicious Pancakes:

The Candied Bacon Apple Nut topping would also be great on these other pancakes, or waffles, or your morning oatmeal. Enjoy the delicious flavors of Fall with every bite.

These light, tender pancakes topped with candied bacon, nuts and apples bring out all the flavors of fall. What a great start to your day!

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe Notes:

See the all the details for this recipe in our printable recipe card. Here is a basic run through of what this recipe entails with tips for you.

Because it’s me, you know this homemade pancake recipe is easy to make in less than half an hour.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Serve with coffee, milk or apple cider.

This pumpkin recipe is also great for a family brunch or evening meal. Breakfast for dinner anyone?

Fresh off the griddle, these Pumpkin spice pancakes are yummy, light and tender. These delicious Fall pancakes are worth it. Put your pancake mixes away.  

Pancake Topping:

The candied bacon, apples and maple syrup are excellent flavor friends with the pumpkin pancakes. The pecans lend a nice bit of crunch to this melt in your mouth meal.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Topping Ingredients:


We use uncured natural bacon. Keep that in mind. Our bacon is not all that salty either. So if you are using a preserved brand you might need to adjust the flavors a bit to overcome salty processed bacon.


Any fuji type apple should work fine in this recipe. Don’t go too sweet  or soft on the apples.

The apples need to be firm and have a medium tart flavor (pie apples) to work well in the topping.


For this recipe I really do recommend pecans. You can use walnuts. I know they are cheaper. But that pecan flavor is a real nice perk to this topping.

The topping is ready when the bacon is cooked and the apples are soft but not mush.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Topping
Cook until the bacon is done as you like (not too crispy) and the apples are soft
  1. Chop the bacon strips into one inch pieces.
  2. Set a skillet on medium heat
  3. Arrange the bacon in the skillet in an even layer.
  4. Chop up the apples and nuts before you start the pancake batter.
  5. When the bacon is about halfway cooked in the maple syrup add in the apples, and nuts and cover the frying pan.
  6. If the topping is done before the pancakes are finished remove the skillet from heat and let the topping cool.
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Topping
Candied bacon topping with apples and pecans ready to serve

The Pancakes:

Pumpkin pancakes do not require the cooked topping if you really don’t want to make it. you can serve these with melted butter and maple syrup with whipped cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon ginger on top…whatever. They will taste great.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

These are not as fluffy as my other greek Yogurt pancakes. They are very tender and light.

The Greek yogurt, coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree give these pancakes a rich flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
See the bubbles on top and the firming edges? these pancakes are ready to flip over.
  1. Preheat the griddle to medium heat.
  2. Make the pancake batter as directed in the recipe card.
  3. Pour the batter on your heated griddle with room between and Cook them up.
  4. Flip them when the bubbles begin to pop.
  5. They should be golden brown when done.
  6. Stack the pancakes on a large plate or platter to keep warm and keep those batches coming until all the pancake batter is used.

Freezing Instructions:

This recipe makes way too large a batch for two people. But you can freeze and eat them through the week. Reheat frozen in your toaster.

  1. Wrap the pumpkin cakes tightly in plastic wrap or plastic bags and freeze them for the coming week.
  2. For long term storage put your tightly wrapped pumpkin cakes into a heavy duty ziplock freezer bag and label it.
  3. Keeps well in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Yield: 12 pancakes with toppings

Pumpkin Spice Pancake Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Light fluffy Pumpkin spice pancakes with a delicious Candied Bacon Apple topping full of fall flavor. This easy breakfast offers a high energy start to your day.


For the Pancakes:

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c. melted coconut oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Cup water

The Topping:

  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 large Fuji or Gala apple (chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 Slices bacon (chopped)


  1. Preheat the griddle to medium heat
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients a little a time mixing after each addition.
  4. Adjust the consistency until the batter pours easily(but not runny) onto your pre heated griddle.
  5. Pour the batter in circles about 3 to 4 inches across on your griddle. Turn the pancakes when the bubble rise to the top and the edges of the pancake firm up.
  6. Cook another several minutes until the pancake is golden.
  7. Remove to serving platter.
  8. Add toppings and serve.

For the topping:

  1. Cut bacon into one inch pieces and put into a medium frying on medium low. Add the apples, pecans and maple syrup and cook until the apples are soft and the bacon is done. Place into a serving bowl.
  2. Serve with maple syrup.


Timing on the Process for this recipe:

  1. Start the bacon first and then begin making the pancakes.
  2. Mind the skillet while you are cooking up the pancakes.
  3. It all should be done about the same time.
  4. If the topping is done first. Remove it from heat and set it aside for serving.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 51mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 12gProtein 8g

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This post is part of “6 Breakfast Ideas for easy living weekends” By Dan Zehr

This post is part of 12 days of pancakes by Tina Marie Roberge

Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Wow, Diane. The pancakes sound delicious on their own but then you add that topping and I'm really wishing I could have these for dinner. Maybe tomorrow.


Tuesday 10th of November 2015

They are so good Christine! I hope you enjoy them!

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Debi @ Life Currents

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Wow this looks incredible! My family will love it!


Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Thank you Debi!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Just in time for fall, looks fantastic!


Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Thank you Florian!

Patty Haxton Anderson

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

The topping - oh my! It sounds ever so delicious. What a FABULOUS Sunday breakfast indeed!


Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Thank you Patty! It really is yummy!

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