Whisk buttermilk, pumpkin, egg, melted butter and vanilla together until well combined.
Slowly stir in dry ingredients into the wet to create thick, mostly lump free batter. (A few small lumps are ok.)
Fry pancakes on a buttered nonstick electric griddle at 325 degrees or nonstick pan on the stove over medium low heat. Optional Step: After you pour the batter onto the pan, sprinkle over chocolate chips before flipping.