Brunch Recipe: Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes
I am horrible at following recipes. Usually when it comes to baking, it’s important to follow the recipe exactly- and so I’ve generally stayed away from baking. However, these paleo pancakes were perhaps one of the easiest things I have ever made. My recipe is adapted from Melicious, who adapted from Paleo Steve- both excellent sources for paleo kitchen ideas!
Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- I also sprinkled in some ginger and cloves, but didn’t measure…probably 1/4 tsp or less
- 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (read the label! apples only)
This is really the easiest recipe ever. Step 1: Put all ingredients in a bowl. Step 2: Mix thoroughly. I used a whisk, and at first I didn’t think it was going to work. All of a sudden, everything came together to form a thick, creamy batter. See?
Since the batter is so thick, I made silver-dollar pancakes. I think these were the perfect size for brunch, plus they were super easy to flip. Just heat a pan or skillet, add some coconut oil, and cook about 3 minutes on each side.
I served my pancakes with chopped pecans and a blackberry “jam” (blended blackberries and unsweetened applesauce in the food processor). There’s a lot of room for creativity here- I think next time I might try some baked apples with cinnamon.