Pumpkin season is here, and we all know that one of the best things about fall is baking treats. When you’re following a paleo diet, you may think you can’t join in on the pumpkin festivities, which is pretty depressing. But worry not because it’s totally possible to make grain-free paleo pumpkin pancakes. It’s true. Trust me on this, it’s a winner — I tested this recipe to perfection.
I got the idea for pumpkin paleo pancakes because I’m obsessed with this amazing paleo pancake recipe, which uses just 3 ingredients – banana, almond butter and egg. It’s just too easy and perfect. (Although as a side note, I always use 2 eggs and 1 banana that recipe instead of the other way around).
The other day, one of my health coaching clients asked me what she could use instead of banana to make the paleo pumpkin pancakes, in order to lower the sugar.
Pumpkin is the perfect replacement for banana — there’s only 3.2 grams of sugar in 1 cup of pumpkin vs. 14 grams of sugar in 1 banana. Score.
I figured I could probably just sub out the banana for pumpkin equally and call it a day. Turns out it took a little more finesse than that. I tried and failed for about 2 days straight before I got the measurements down perfectly.
One of my failed pancake attempts (don’t get me wrong, I still ate it, and it was delicious). A friend of mine texted me with a rough estimate of how she made hers, and I realized the problem was that I was using wayyyyy too much pumpkin. Amateur move.
When I finally made the perfect paleo pumpkin pancake, it was truly a glorious moment for humanity. So good! Here’s the recipe:
Pumpkin Paleo Pancake Recipe
Paleo Pumpkin Pancake
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup Almond butter
- 3 tbsp Pumpkin (canned)
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- Coconut oil (or grass-fed butter for the pan)
- Maple syrup and butter (for topping)
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well until you have a pancake batter. Add coconut oil or butter to a pan and cook pancakes until brown on each side.
Dress these babies up with some grass-fed butter and organic maple syrup, and you’ll forget conventional flour and sugar pancakes ever existed!
That’s it! Now it’s time to throw a fall-themed paleo brunch and impress everyone you know with your mad paleo pumpkin pancake skills.
For more of Jenny’s delicious recipes, check out the following popular ones:
- Egg muffins – http://healthycrush.com/paleo-
- Grain free cookies – http://healthycrush.com/the-
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch smoothie – http://healthycrush.com/
- Paleo pasta w/ pumpkin sage sauce – http://healthycrush.com/
- Bone broth – http://healthycrush.com/slow-
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