Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

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I make pancakes about once a week to freeze and reheat throughout the week.  Most of time I use my pumpkin whole wheat recipe full of whole grains and pumpkin.  But, I found this recipe in my library-borrowed “Practical Paleo” book that I thought would be fun to try.  At first, these were AWFUL.  The photos below have before and after photos.  It makes me doubt a book’s recipes when a simple thing like pancakes can’t be accomplished.  Even the reviews online were bad…. until you add… FLOUR!  Well, to keep them paleo you need to use coconut flour.  I have included that option in the recipe.  For non-paleo people, you can throw in 3-4 Tb. of whole wheat flour and what a difference!!  Fabulous pancakes!!  I will definitely make these more often now.  What makes these special?  Due to the high egg content, naturally this recipe tastes a little eggy.  I liked it.  I also like eggy breakfast items like Dutch Baby Pancakes and dessert items like Cherry Clafoutis.

Here is a photo link to the photo in the book.  I don’t understand how the pancakes could look like that without flour.  They have structure and air holes… like a flour pancake.  But there was no flour in the original recipe.  Weird.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
yield 2 servings

4 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 Tb. maple syrup (I tried also with non-Paleo sugar free syrup and it worked also)
2 Tb. melted butter or coconut oil (I tried with applesauce successfully also)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch salt
1-2 Tb. of coconut flour (or for non-Paleo version: 3-4 Tb. whole wheat flour)
butter for the pan

1.  Heat your large skillet to medium heat.
2.  In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, butter and vanilla.
3.  Once that is mixed really well, scatter the dry stuff on top:  baking soda, cinnamon, salt and optional (but highly recommended) flour.
4.  Whisk that all up until just combined.
5.  Grease your skillet with a little butter.  Ladle the pancake batter and cook on one side for about 2 minutes.  It will be a golden orange-brown once cooked.
6.  Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes on the other side.  Serve with sliced bananas, syrup or eat plain. 

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Recipe adapted from Practical Paleo

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    • says

      This was straight from the Paleo book mentioned above “Practical Paleo”. Why would real maple syrup be considered not paleo anymore? Just wondering. I don’t follow the diet strictly.


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