This post is in response of The Nourishing Gourmet’s Penny Wise Platter Thursday!
I received a tweet from Margot in Canada, asking about my pumpkin pancakes recipe made with gluten free coconut flour. I was telling everyone on my Twitter how I made these on the first day of Fall (yesterday!), to celebrate one of my two favorite seasons.
Pumpkin is a great nutritional food, filled with Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene, that I have been putting in basically everything recently. Waffles, pancakes and homemade lattes (recipe coming soon!). This pancake recipe is very high in protein and low in carbs, meaning that it won’t raise your blood sugar levels (unless topping it with maple syrup or honey), and it will keep you going strong throughout the morning.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Coconut Flour
2 cage free, organic eggs
2-6 TBSP. Coconut Milk (depending on how thin you like your pancakes)
2 tsp. Melted Coconut Oil
3/8 Cup Pumpkin Puree (6 TBSP.
2 TBSP. Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/8 tsp. Ground Cloves (or Allspice)
1/8 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
(OR Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
to replace all spices above)
1/2 tsp. Aluminum Free Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
to sweeten (or favorite sugar substitute)
Mix wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk dry ingredients (flour, spices, baking powder, salt), in a smaller bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Whisk well until lumps disappear.
Preheat a pan on the stove. Melt 1/2 TBSP. organic butter or coconut, greasing the pan. Pour desired amount of batter (2 TBSP. is what I do) on the pan, spreading out evenly in a circle. Wait until bubbles appear around the sides.
Gently circle a spatula underneath the pancake, making sure it’s safe to flip. When cooked on one side, flip and cook for about 15 seconds on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Transfer patter to plate. Top with organic butter, or your favorite syrup.
I made this recipe this morning, but changed it a bit to fit in the waffle maker. BEST WAFFLES EVER! I will be sharing those soon, as well, along with my homemade low carb syrup.
What season is your favorite? Many people I know are trying to get healthy this fall so they will be in shape for the winter holidays. Do you have any goals you are trying to achieve this season?
Enjoy this recipe!
This is The Healthy Advocate.