When you are craving the flavors of fall and pumpkin spice everything, make this easy breakfast. It is family-friendly and kid-approved, but also a low calorie option and a great way to meal prep breakfast for the week. Pumpkin spice pancake bake features the seasonal Kodiak Cakes pumpkin flax pancake mix, along with some other ingredients to create an easy-to-make bake. It is easily portioned into four pieces, and keeps well in the fridge. All of the familiar flavors of your favorite pumpkin treats are in this lightened-up pumpkin breakfast.
What’s a pancake bake?
The base recipe (my Easy Pancake Bake) was created out of pure laziness. I love having pancakes on hand as an easy breakfast to bring to the office, or to have on hand for a quick meal when I am home. The only problem is, I find it super annoying to stand at the stove flipping pancakes, batch after batch. I used to cook my pancakes in batches like this for meal prep, and store them in little glass containers, which was great, but time consuming.
One day, I decided to throw some ingredients together and bake my pancakes. And the Easy Pancake Bake was born!
Since releasing this recipe, so many of you have grown to love and appreciate the ease and functionality of the Pancake Bake. What I love most about this recipe is the pure versatility. I have released multiple versions of this recipe, which always keeps things interesting:
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancake Bake
- Savory Bacon and Cheddar Pancake Bake
- Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Pancake Bake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Pancake Bake
- Cinnamon Roll Pancake Bake
Since the base recipe is so easy to make, it’s easy enough to add different toppings of your choice, whether it be fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts.
This pumpkin spice pancake bake has all the typical flavors of a delicious pumpkin spice treat: underlying notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The pancake bake is subtly sweet with warm, Fall flavors.
This pumpkin spice pancake bake pairs well with my Slow Cooker Apple Pie Filling. I use this apple pie filling in place of maple syrup for some extra sweetness and a delicious topping for this pancake bake.
How to serve and reheat the Easy Pancake Bake
I like to serve the pancake bake a few ways. One of the easiest ways is with some chicken sausage links and fresh fruit. These are my favorite breakfast sausage links. You can also add some eggs on the side for some extra protein.
Another great way to serve this bake is with a doll-up of nut butter and some sliced bananas, like a dessert. When I am in the mood for something sweet and decadent in the morning, this is my go-to.
The pumpkin spice pancake bake pairs perfectly with maple-flavored chicken sausage links. The flavors in the maple sausage echo the flavors in the pancake bake and compliment each other really well. Any nut butter or other sweet topping would work beautifully here if you plan on serving this pancake bake as a sweet snack or dessert. Whipped cream always helps, too!
For meal prep, I store the individual portions of the pancake bake in glass storage containers in the fridge, along with the frozen sausages. Since the sausages defrost in the fridge, I just have to pop the entire container into the microwave for a minute or so to reheat everything before eating.
If you aren’t heading into the office or bringing this meal on the go, you can also store the pancake bake in the baking dish you baked it in. Just make sure you cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge; this does not do well on the counter.
What will I need to make this pumpkin spice pancake bake?
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Kodiak Cakes pumpkin flax high protein pancake mix
- baking powder
- vanilla extract
- pumpkin pie spice
- milk of choice (I use cashew milk or almond milk)
How to make the pumpkin spice pancake bake
The prep for this recipe takes under 5 minutes (I am not exaggerating!). Once the ingredients are combined, the pancake bake just has to bake in the oven.
Start off by preheating the oven to 350F. Combine the batter ingredients in a mixing bowl, and pour the mixture into a sprayed pie dish or tart pan.
After that, you’re all set to bake. Bake the pancake bake for 25 minutes or until it is set up. This really is the simplest recipe!
This is how I like to serve my pumpkin spice pancake bake. I serve it along side maple chicken sausage links and apple pie filling. This breakfast screams Autumn to me, and I absolutely love it.
Pumpkin Spice Pancake Bake
- 1 cup Kodiak Cakes pumpkin pancake mix this is a seasonal flavor
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 egg
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk can substitute skim or cashew milk
- Combine all ingredients and pour into a 8-10” baking dish or pie plate that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cut into four servings.
- 4 WW points (green plan)
- 3 WW points (blue and purple plans)