So, I know I’ve talked about my love of pancakes before and how I’m always looking for yummy gluten-free/dairy-free pancakes recipes. Well, earlier this month I created a new recipe that I think you’ll love. It’s made of very few ingredients, and uses only whole, healthy ingredients. I experimented many times with these before finally settling on this recipe and have since made it at least a dozen times. I adore these pancakes – they’re perfect for this time of year!
I wanted to find a flourless pancake that was truly flourless – no coconut flour, no almond flour, nothing. I used the famous 2-ingredient pancake recipe (you’ve probably seen it – it was an internet sensation and uses just eggs and banana) as inspiration and got to work. I came up with a recipe that is based on pumpkin, eggs, and flax seed. No oil or milk needed – these babies are super moist from the pumpkin and eggs. I added some fall spice and a little vanilla extract and voila! Just add your choice of topping (more on that below) and enjoy!
Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
Makes 4 Pancakes (each 4 inches across)
1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
2 TB Ground Flax Seed
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
5 drops Vanilla Stevia or 1-2 tsp (or more) of your sweetener of preference
Sprinkle of Salt
Preheat your griddle to medium heat. Your pan/griddle needs to be HOT before you start cooking the pancakes.
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.
Oil your griddle – I used olive oil spray. Coconut oil would also be fine.
Pour a small amount of your batter on the griddle to make small pancakes about 4 inches across. Let cook for 2-3 minutes until edges start to look done and the middle is full of bubbles (if you flip before this happens, they will stick). Flip and let cook 1-2 more minutes. Once they’re done, top with you’re favorite ingredients and enjoy!
– I have tried this recipe using homemade roasted pumpkin puree as well as several different brands of pureed pumpkin (BPA free) – some are watery than others, but they’ve all worked very well. However, if the batter does not seem liquidy enough, put just enough batter on your pan for one pancake to test it. Once it cooks, if it’s not to your liking, you may want to add a splash of nondairy milk, like unsweetened coconut or almond milk, to the rest of the batter.
– If you grind your own flax seed, make sure it is finely ground (like the flax seed meal you would find in the store).
– I have quadrupled the batter to make enough for breakfast for a week. Store them in the fridge or freezer then reheat in the morning. Easy!
– This takes 15 minutes start to finish so it’s simple to make on a weekday, but also luxurious and indulgent for weekends, especially long holiday weekends such as this one!
My favorite way to top these so far have been with my healthy Chocolate ‘Frosting’ or Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, pomegranate seeds, and cacao nibs. I’ve also used fresh figs, assorted berries, a drizzle of coconut butter, and hemp seeds. I know they would also be delicious topped with chocolate chips, toasted walnuts or pecans, and raspberries! Other favorite ways include a layer of creamy nut butter topped with cacao nibs. My hubby loved them with pure maple syrup. Enjoy!
*This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, sugar-free (based on your sweetener preference), oil-free, and soy-free.*
– In case you’d like more information about the products I mention in this post: Vanilla Stevia – NuNaturals Nustevia Vanilla Alcohol Free Stevia Glass Bottle Liquid, 2-Ounce, Pure Vanilla Extract – Frontier Vanilla Extract Fair Trade Certified, 4-Ounce Bottle, Pumpkin Pie Spice – Frontier Pumpkin Pie Spice Salt-Free Blend, 1.92-Ounce Bottle, Cinnamon – Simply Organic Cinnamon Ground Certified Organic, 2.45-Ounce Container, Coconut Butter – Artisana 100% Organic Raw Coconut Butter — 16 oz.
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