These Pumpkin Spice Hoecakes With Hot Honey Butter have a slightly crunchy exterior from the cornmeal with a tender, buttery inside, flavored with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Serve them slathered with an easy-to-make hot honey maple butter for a hint of spicy sweetness.
For the Hot honey maple butter:
- 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Pinch cinnamon
- Pinch cayenne (optional)
For the hoecakes:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups whole milk
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil for frying, as needed
Make the hot honey maple butter.
Put the butter, honey, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne into a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix well and incorporate all of the ingredients. Set aside.
Make the hoecake batter.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla until well combined.
Use a spatula to fold the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until just mixed. Don’t overmix the batter.
Cook the hoecakes.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Have a baking sheet on hand.
Use a pastry brush to liberally slather vegetable oil onto a griddle or large skillet and place over medium heat.
Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto the hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form and the edges look dry and golden, about 5 minutes.
Flip and cook the other side until browned, another 3 minutes. Remove them to the baking sheet and keep warm in the preheated oven.
Repeat cooking with the remaining batter.
Serve the hoecakes with a smear of the hot honey maple butter and maple syrup on the side.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Griddle
- Cuisine: Southern
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