Pumpkin Shaped Pancakes Tutorial

Are you ready for some fun pancakes for Halloween?  The girls and I had fun experimenting with a Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancake recipe, but my Easy Pumpkin Shaped Pancakes Tutorial can be used with any recipe. Ready to learn how to make shaped pancakes? It’s easy and fun!

How to Make Shaped Pancakes {OneCreativeMommy.com} Pumpkin Shaped Pancakes are perfect for Fall!

How to Make Shaped Pancakes

Shape pancakes are surprisingly simple.  All you need is pancake batter and two clean, empty ketchup/mustard plastic bottles (the kind you buy for picnics).  Before you begin, cut the tip off of one of the bottles.  This bottle will be used for filling in the pancake shapes.  The other bottle will be used for drawing the outlines.

Steps to Create Halloween Shape Pancakes


  1. Fill both bottles with pancake batter and heat up your griddle or pan.  Using the uncut bottle, draw the pumpkin outlines.  (Three ovals and a stem work pretty well.)
  2. Using the cut bottle, fill in the shapes.  By the time you are ready to fill, the outlines will have cooked slightly–giving your shapes a nice outline.  If you don’t want the outline, complete one pumpkin–outside edges and inside–before moving onto the next shape.
  3. Flip the pancakes and finish as you normally would.

Pumpkin Shape Pancake Tutorial {Add Faces with Mini Chocolate Chips} from OneCreativeMommy.com

  1. Give the kids a handful of mini chocolate chips and let them get creative!
  2. Top with syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream and cinnamon sugar, or whatever your family loves best.

*Important!*  When you prepare these pancakes, you need to carefully watch the stove temperature.  The kids might be able to squirt out the first batch, but after that, the heat rising from the pan will burn their fingers.  I keep my temp at medium and sometimes adjust it lower and higher as I am cooking.  I would leave the pancake preparation to the adult, and the pancake decorating to the kids!  (I usually create shapes out of half of the batter, and then cook the rest in circles.  Preparing the whole batch in shapes would be very time consuming!)

Want the Pumpkin Pancake recipe?  You got it!  (Images below are linked.)

Pumpkin Choc Chip Pancakes with Whipped Cream {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Try these pumpkin pancakes, too!   (Image is linked.)

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes {Reduced Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free} from OneCreativeMommy.com

Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! {I took these to school, and the kids gobbled them up!} OneCreativeMommy.com #glutenfree #pumpkincookies


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  1. Thanks for inviting me to link up at your Gluten Free Monday. I posted my gluten free pasta review.

  2. Thanks for featuring my page! :) I grabbed a button. I posted a recipe for Easy Sweet Chai Latte (can be top 8 free and diabetic friendly) and Taco Seasoning (top 8 free).

  3. Cute pumpkins, and I bet they’re delicious! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  4. My eats are obsessed with pancakes imagine if I gave them pumpkin shaped ones….holy cow! Great use of the ketchup bottles, I use those for everything but ketchup! Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Saturday!

  5. Katherines Corner says

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog Hop. Wishing you a beautiful day xo

  6. OH yum! I have never been a fan of pumpkin, but this year I love it. I will have to try the pancakes! Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you again this week.

  7. I never tried pumpkin pancakes – I thik it’s time to change that:)

  8. Oh, how cute! We made some with cookie cutters but this looks more fun! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty!

  9. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    This sound like a winning recipe!

    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  10. Oh my goodness – I had no idea it was that easy to make shaped pancakes!!! Thank you for linking up to Snacktime Saturday! Hope to see you again next week!

  11. We might need to have a “breakfast for dinner” night soon. These look awesome! So glad you shared at Snacktime Saturday, hope to see you back this weekend :)

  12. Oh, those are adorable and yummy looking! We love pumpkin pancakes in my house! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

  13. My kids would love these, thanks for sharing your recipe!
    I would like to invite you to link up with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  14. Oh my word! Those are so precious! When I was a kid, one of my most favorite things was when my mom made pancakes into different shapes – but I’ve never seen this done before! ;)

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

  15. gluten allergy symptoms says

    I really like it when people get together and share ideas.
    Great blog, keep it up!

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