Looking for easy grain free breakfast recipes? Look no further! These low carb Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes are simple, yet tasty! They’re also sugar free & dairy free. You can top them with almond butter for a THM S meal, or a little maple syrup if you want to splurge! 😀 Scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe!
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Are you a gardener?
I’m not. 😛
I’d like to think I have a green thumb. But the truth is that I’m lucky I haven’t killed the two aloe vera plants still sitting in their planter pots on the floor of my bedroom… 😛
But my dad is definitely a gardener.
He spends hours poring over the seed catalogs that come in the springtime. He recruits us all to help him weed during the summer. And then he inundates us with zucchini, tomatoes, & carrots in the fall… and the winter… and the following spring, too.
Seriously. He was buying new seeds from the catalogs while we were still eating squashes & carrots from his garden in March. 😛
Oh, and gourds. We ate gourds all fall & all winter & into the spring. Spaghetti squash, acorn squash, & pumpkin.
So much pumpkin…
Do you know the feeling? What do you DO with all those gourds?
For us, the easiest thing is to slice them in half & pop them into the slow cooker.
Isn’t the slow cooker just the best thing ever? It’s a life-saver on those days that we come home starving from our after-school Bible club for kids! 😛 We have two—a big one and a smaller one (← affiliate links). If you don’t have one, I definitely recommend you get one ASAP! They will make your life SOOOO much easier! 😉
Case in point: Instead of trying to roast squashes & pumpkins, you can just pop them into the slow cooker. Six hours later, they’ll be soft & easy to deal with!
That’s what we did with all my dad’s abundance. As a result, we ended up with these HUGE amounts of cooked pumpkin.
And guess what we did with that pumpkin? We created a grain free pancake/waffle recipe.
Pumpkin Paleo pancakes!
As grain free things go, these pumpkin Paleo pancakes are pretty good! They’re super moist thanks to the pumpkin, but they also hold together pretty well. They’re not pancakes made with flour, but they do have a pretty nice texture! 😉
And that light pumpkin flavor + pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) = YUM.
You can add sweetener to these—I’ve included maple syrup in the recipe. But it’s totally optional. So these can be completely sugar free, too. If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, these pumpkin Paleo pancakes qualify as an S meal.
Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes recipe
Are you sold on the idea of pumpkin Paleo pancakes yet?! Here’s the recipe for ya! 😉
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash ginger
- Dash ground cloves
- In a medium size bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin, & vanilla (& syrup, if using).
- In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, & cloves.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until just mixed, as briefly as possible.
- Place a large pan over medium heat. (If pan is not stickless, spray with coconut oil)
- Scoop 1/3 cup of batter per pancake, spreading each pancake gently with a spoon. If batter seems too thick, add a little water to the mixture.
- When pancakes have bubbles & begin to change color, slide the spatula completely underneath to loosen pancake. Then flip pancake in one swift motion.
- Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and/or almond butter.
PS – I owe my mom a huge “thank you” for developing this Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes recipe–and for pushing me to publish it here on the blog! 😛
Hope you enjoy the recipe, too! 😀