Preheat a skillet or griddle to medium heat (275 degrees if you have a gauge).
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking power, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
In a large bowl combine pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla, egg, and oil and mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto your preheated skillet/griddle. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until edges start to form bubbles. Flip pancake over and allow to cook another 2-3 minutes until browned. Repeat with remaining batter and serve pancakes with syrup, powdered sugar, and chopped nuts or other favorite toppings.
Pumpkin puree: be sure to use pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling.