Pumpkin Pancakes

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

These delicious pumpkin pancakes are Paleo, gluten free, and “just as good as regular pumpkin pancakes,” report my two teenage testers (and I agree). The batter is basically pumpkin, eggs and spices – the coconut flour is added purely as a thickener and you cannot taste it in the cooked pancakes. I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup – a tablespoon per serving is plenty.

Pumpkin Pancakes
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Primal/Paleo
Yield: 3 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (200 grams) canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon butter for griddle
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (1 tablespoon per serving)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the pumpkin and vanilla and whisk to incorporate.
  2. Add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut flour and baking soda, whisking after each addition until well-incorporated. Batter will be thick.
  3. Heat a nonstick double burner griddle over medium heat, about 4 minutes. Coat with ½ tablespoon butter.
  4. Scoop the batter out of the bowl and into the warm griddle, using a 2-tablespoon scoop or a coffee measuring spoon. Gently flatten the top of the pancakes using a rubber spatula.
  5. Cook the pancakes 2 minutes on the first side. Flip, flatten a little more, and cook 2 more minutes on the second side. Finish by flipping back to the first side and cooking 2 more minutes. In my experience, this method ensures evenly cooked pancakes, but feel free to simply cook 4-5 minutes on each side if you prefer.
  6. Coat the griddle with the remaining butter and cook the remaining pancakes. Serve immediately, with 1 tablespoon maple syrup per serving.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 4 pancakes + 1 TBS maple syrup; Calories: 262; Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 27g; Sugar: 23g; Sodium: 380mg; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 11g

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

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