Healthy Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Pancakes

pumpkin dulce de leche pancakes

For many of you fall is already in full swing and although I have been having fun with all the delicious fall flavors and have decorated with fall colors the weather here in Florida has stayed in the 80’s and 90’s.  But this morning it’s at a nice

I am loving the crisp morning air and looking forward to using some long sleeved tops and closed toe shoes, maybe even a nice scarf or a sweater.  So to celebrate this deliciously cool weather we decided to make a special Sunday family breakfast today.

Of coarse it had to be something with pumpkin in it and the kids where craving pancakes so they helped me to make these delicious and healthy pumpkin dulce de leche pancakes.

We like to make our own dulce de leche at home and I used a fat free can of condensed milk this time to reduce the calories and the fat on this recipe.  To make Dulce de Leche at home simply grab a can of condensed milk, remove the paper and make two small holes on the top of the lid (on opposite sides).  Then place the can in a pot with 1/2 an inch of boiling water and let it cook for 2 hours or more depending on how dark you want your Dulce de Leche.  Just remember to add more water periodically as it will evaporate and you want to maintain 1/2 inch of water.  Do not put more water than that because you risk water getting into the can through the holes you made.

I used unsweetened almond milk that has only 40 calories per serving versus 150 for whole milk.  I added some fiber by substituting half the flour for whole wheat flour.


Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fat free dulce de leche
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or natural sweetener
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • light whipped cream
  • pecans for garnish


  1. Mix milk, pumpkin puree, egg, oil, vinegar and dulce de leche in a bowl.
  2. Mix both flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, pumpkin spice and salt in another bowl.
  3. Beat wet mix into dry mix roughly, so as to add more air to mix.
  4. Spray non-stick olive oil onto griddle or skillet and preheat.
  5. Pour batter onto hot griddle.
  6. When pancake bubbles around edges and towards center turn.
  7. Pancakes are done when golden brown.
  8. Serve hot and drizzle with maple syrup, honey or dulce de leche.
  9. Top with whipped cream and garnish with chopped pecans

These came out really good. They where the perfect way to celebrate the cooler weather and I didn’t have to feel too guilty about enjoying these delicious pumpkin dulce de leche pancakes.  Hope you enjoy them too!
pumpkin dulce de leche pancakes

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Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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8 thoughts on “Healthy Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Pancakes”

  1. That looks really good. I am a bit sad I didn’t get me any pumpkins yesterday when we were at the store. I was going to some sort of a dish with it. 🙂 Looks really good and thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. the only thing in your post that I don’t agree and would probably be on the other side if you wishing to wear those long sleeves..hehehehe i am not the cold type of weather person. I would rather be sweating in a warm day, instead of suffering from a frozen toes…and oh that pumpkin pancakes looks delicious, although i am not a big fan of pumpkin aside from meal or dishes I might going to try this for my family.


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