Last night I was having trouble sleeping because I just couldn’t turn my thoughts off. I was thinking about my to-do list for the next day and what I was going to eat. LOL That sounds funny … but I seriously was! I was thinking that I was bored with bacon and wanted to try something other than bacon or eggs (probably because I had breakfast for dinner the other night so I was feeling overloaded.) Then it hit me: Pumpkin Pancakes! A few months ago, I saw a recipe for pumpkin pancakes in my Practical Paleo cookbook but had never made them … So, this morning, I did!
They were really good. I didn’t have vanilla extract but they still turned out really well (although thin) and next time I will definitely try the variation with banana because who doesn’t like banana pancakes?! Enjoy!
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PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20 minutes
YIELD: Approximately 8 small pancakes or 2 servings.
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
You may use canned, boxed, or fresh. The recipe works just-right with canned and yields a delicate pancake.
- optional: 1-2 Tbsp of coconut flour
To keep the consistency a bit thicker/firmer if you use boxed, or freshly cooked and strained pumpkin, you may need the coconut flour. If you use it, I recommend sifting it into the wet ingredients slowly to combine it well.
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- optional: 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
Leave this out if you are eating these while on the 21-Day Sugar Detox!
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice/nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch salt
- Whisk the eggs, canned pumpkin, pure vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup together. Sift the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and baking soda into the wet ingredients.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Then, mix the butter into the batter.
- Grease the skillet and spoon the batter into the skillet to make pancakes of your desired size. When a few bubbles appear, flip the pancakes once to finish cooking.
- Serve with grass-fed butter and cinnamon or sliced bananas.
Change it up:
- Instead of adding maple syrup to sweeten this recipe, try adding a mashed, whole ripe banana to the mixture. If you add a banana, the yield will increase.
This recipe originally appeared on BalancedBites.com.