Cinnamon Pear Pancakes

These pear pancakes are filled with cinnamon flavor and the perfect healthy fall breakfast. They’ve got chopped pears inside the pancakes and caramelized pears on top!

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These pear pancakes are filled with cinnamon flavor and the perfect healthy fall breakfast. They've got chopped pears inside the pancakes and caramelized pears on top!

This week we have pears!

I tend to overlook pears when it comes to fall foods.

I buy them, they sit in the fruit bowl but only get eaten as is.

I never bake with them (I’ve since changed that with these paleo baked pears and this granola pear bread) or do anything fun like poaching (too much work) so, pancakes seemed like the perfect way to change that.

Sweet ripe pears and cinnamon permeate these pancakes for the perfect fall breakfast stack.

I actually had a thought to pair (hehe) the pears with rosemary and do something borderline savory (like this thyme pear apple butter or this pear bacon and brie grilled cheese) but the fact that it was snowing on my rosemary plant outside deterred me from that.

So, cinnamon-y sweet it was.

Cinnamon in pancakes like these cinnamon raisin oat bran pancakes, is nothing ground-breaking or crazy in the world of recipe development but when you sauté butter, pears and cinnamon together to top these pancakes and you fill the pancakes with pears, they become something special.

The pears bring a more subtle flavor than apples so these are sweetened with a bit of brown sugar.

If you love apples in pancakes make sure to try these apple carrot cake pancakes.

I loved the texture of biting into the pancake and getting chunks of pear in each bite.

Sweet cinnamon pears make these pancakes a delicious fall breakfast.

Hopefully you’re somewhere with power and were able to enjoy your breakfast.

We ate cereal with milk that had been shoved into the snow last night to keep it cold.

At least I had these yesterday.

With butter cinnamon and pears sauteed together for a topping and pears and cinnamon inside these pancakes, they're a delicious fall inspired breakfast.

Looking for some more pancake inspiration? 

Try perfect protein pancakes, sweet potato chocolate chip pancakes or, pumpkin paleo pancakes – all great options as well!

Cinnamon Pear Pancakes

Cinnamon Pear Pancakes

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These pear pancakes are filled with cinnamon flavor and the perfect healthy fall breakfast. They've got chopped pears inside the pancakes and caramelized pears on top!


  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar + a little extra
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 pear
  • small pat of butter


  1. Chop 3/4 of the pear and saute in a pan over medium heat with the small pat of butter and a dash of brown sugar.
  2. While that is cooking, whisk all the other ingredients in a medium bowl and finely chop the remaining 1/4 of the pear and add to batter.
  3. Heat a skillet or pancake griddle on medium-high and pour batter onto pan.
  4. Flip once, cooking 1-2 minutes per side.
  5. Top pancakes with pear mixture from the saute pan.


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  1. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    This storm was crazy!! Glad you are nice and warm. We have electeoctu…but heat and hot water are not working for some reason. No phone, TV or Internet either. We went to a Starbucks to go online for a little. It and then hit up red box. I won’t lie, though…it is starting to get freaking cold!

  2. Jen @ Light Enough to Travel

    These look super-delicious! And I don’t even really like pears!

    How about apricot, peach, or even persimmon pancakes?

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I love the persimmon idea! Just saw them in the store for the first time this season. They were still pricey so I skipped on them but definitely keeping my eye out for when they drop. I love those things :)

  3. Jamie

    I see that you don’t have any liquid in the pancakes. I added 1 cup of milk and tweaked the recipe a bit and it was delish! Thanks!

    1. Gina

      Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been this long without me or someone else realizing that was missing. So sorry! That’s an (accidental) omission on my part. There was definitely milk used. Glad it worked out for you with some tweaks, I’ll edit it right now!

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  5. cherylee

    We have boxes of pears all over the house. Made pearbutter, bottled pears, dried pears, pear pie. Even though we are peared out I wanted to try these pancakes. OMG! 5 star meal. I added a pinch of cardamom to the batter and used butter instead of oil. In the caramelized pears I added a few drops of maple flavoring. Topped all this with sour cream. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. This winter I will figure out how to make this with bottled and dried pears. Also recipe perfect for 2.


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