Pumpkin Spice Pancake Bars - The Perfect Breakfast for Hungry Teens!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Pancake BarsMusic to my ears. These Easy Pumpkin Spice Pancake Bars were a huge hit with my teens and were literally thrown together in a few minutes time.

When you have hungry teenagers and a million and one things to do, you have to try to cut corners when you can. I had a million things to do the morning I made these and I still had to feed hungry teenagers. So I did!easy-pumpkin-spice-pancake-bars-2

These are so easy to whip up. You can use any kind of pancake mix that you enjoy. I used boxed mix that required just adding water, but you can totally do these from scratch. We attempted that a few days later to be sure they’d work. I am happy to announce they do!

And they only take 5 steps once you have that pancake batter. Fifteen minutes until done and you can even grab a shower while they are in the oven! how-to-make-easy-pumpkin-spice-pancake-bars

  1. Prepare Pan
  2. Add batter
  3. Add pumpkin and brown sugar.
  4. Swirl it all together
  5. Bake

Okay so maybe there’s a 6th step. Slice a piece, cover in syrup (or not) and consume! 🙂 My teens consumed a whole pan. easy-pumpkin-spice-pancake-bars-1

I love it when a quick breakfast comes together like this and they all moan in delight with each bite. I know I was successful in creating something they love.

Easy Pumpkin Spice Pancake Bars
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Recipe type: breakfast
Cuisine: american
Serves: 9-12 bars

  • 3 cups prepared pancake batter
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon + 3 tablespoons brown sugar, divded

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 13x9 baking pan.
  2. Stir 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice into prepared pancake batter.
  3. Pour pancake batter into baking pan.
  4. In a small bowl, combine pumpkin puree with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
  5. Drop pumpkin mixture in spoonfuls across top of pancake batter.
  6. Sprinkle 3 tablespoon of brown sugar across top of pancake batter.
  7. Using a knife, swirl the pumpkin and brown sugar into the pancake batter (See photo)
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Allow to rest 5 minutes and then cut into squares or bars. Serve with syrup!