March 31, 2021

Vegan Yaupon Pumpkin Pancakes

By Abianne Falla
Vegan Yaupon Pumpkin Pancakes - CatSpring Yaupon

Enjoy the flavor of the season—pumpkin spice— paired with our delicious yaupon to have one of a kind pancakes! Top with your favorite toppings to make every plate uniquely your own.

Makes 2 servings // Total time: 15 minutes // Active time: 15 minutes


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk

  • 1 tsp loose leaf or 1 pouch of Lost Maples yaupon

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter, melted (or grape seed oil or coconut oil)

  • 1/3 cup packed pumpkin purée

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour


Make milk tea by heating the milk in a double boiler on medium-low until it is hot to the touch. Alternatively, you can heat it up in the microwave on half power for 30 seconds at a time until it's hot to the touch. Once the milk is warmed up, add in the tea and let steep for 5 minutes, or until desired flavor. Remove (strain) tea and set aside to cool further.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk tea, melted butter (or oil), pumpkin purée, syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and mix well. Next add in the dry ingredients and combine well. If the batter is too thin, add a bit more flour, or if it is too think, add a bit of non-dairy milk.

Preheat a large skillet to medium-low heat on the stove top. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and then flip when little bubbles form in the middle, and cook for another 1-3 minutes. Top with vegan butter, maple syrup, more spices, and even chopped pecans for a hearty and festive breakfast or snack! Enjoy!