Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Autumn flavours are all around us, the most classic of flavours being pumpkin! Whether you’re looking to reduce carbs, avoid gluten, or try a delicious way to incorporate more vegetables to your day (breakfast!), here’s a nutrient-dense way to do it! Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant, and using it in this pancake recipe is healthy way to satisfy pumpkin pie cravings!

These pancakes can be pan-fried in the traditional way, or baked in one big batch to save time and calories as no extra oil needs to be used!

Bonus: these need not only be enjoyed for breakfast, they make a healthy snack anytime of day and are free of gluten, grains, dairy and refined sweeteners.

 

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup almond butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin purée (canned is fine to use, just ensure it is not ‘pumpkin pie filling’ which is loaded with sugar!)
  • 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or a combination of whichever of these you have on hand: allspice, grated nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves and a touch more cinnamon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Makes about 6-7 pancakes.

Combine all ingredients, either by hand, or in a blender or food processor, until well incorporated and smooth. Cook either on the stove or in the oven. See these methods below.

Top with pure maple syrup or our dairy-free Healthy Maple-Vanilla Icing.

Stove-top Method:

Using a greased skillet (we love using coconut oil to grease our pans), spoon in a few large tablespoons of the batter per pancake. Gently flip once the edges look cooked (about 2-3 minutes per side).

Oven Method:

Preheat oven to 350degrees F. Spoon a few large tablespoons of the batter per pancake onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Note: this recipe can be easily doubled and then leftover pancakes store well in the refrigerator (for up to 4-5days) or freezer (for up to 3mos), in a glass air-tight container, using parchment paper to separate the pancakes so they don’t stick or freeze together. Heat them up in the toaster for healthy pop-up pancakes!

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