Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

I've been on such a pumpkin kick lately. I've made pumpkin custard, pumpkin cookies (don't worry- I'll be providing recipes for those, too!) and, this morning, pumpkin pancakes. I'm surprised I haven't made pumpkin soup yet. Pumpkin is so nutritious; It really ups the nutrient density of whatever you add it to.

When I decided to make the pancakes, I decided to go more Paleo with the ingredients, so no dairy in this recipe. They turned out nicely! Knowing me, I'll probably keep tweaking, but i made myself write down the proportions (for once), so here is my recipe:

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

2 lg eggs
2 TB coconut flour
2-3 TBs pumpkin
1 TB coconut milk
pinch of salt
pinch of something sweet (I used stevia)
spices to taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, etc.

If the pancakes fall apart when you cook them, add an extra egg white to help bind them.

I cooked mine in coconut oil and I indulged and drizzled a tiny bit of grade B maple syrup. You could also top with cinnamon-coconut cream, apple butter, sauteed apples or whipped cream if you want to go more Primal;)