Ever since I embarked on my Paleo journey I have been making banana pancakes for my kids at least a couple times a week.They are yummy, healthy and best of all only have 2 ingredients.Well I have played with these quite a bit, changing them up from time to time, adding this and that just for something different. We make them with applesauce instead of one of the bananas, or add vanilla, or cinnamon, or a handful of enjoy life chocolate chips.Sometimes my kids use some raw honey or organic maple syrup on them, other times they use some fresh homemade jam, almond butter or just some Kerrygold butter. I think they are sweet enough on their own and don’t really need any toppings, but sometimes I like to use a couple and put some bacon and an egg in the middle for a little breakfast sandwich.I love pumpkin pancakes and I wondered if pumpkin would work with my little easy recipe.
Turns out, pumpkin translates quite nicely in these pancakes and makes a really yummy fall breakfast.
To make them, it really couldn’t be easier. Even if you aren’t worried about gluten, or refined sugar or anything else that is in “traditional” pancakes, you should give these a shot. They aren’t fluffy like others, more like a crepe consistency.
Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 6 eggs
- Heat electric griddle to 350.
- Put all ingredients in a food processor or use a hand mixer to mix well until there are no chunks of bananas left.
- Grease the griddle.
- I find it easiest to pour the mixture into a liquid measuring cup and pouring about a 1/4 cup on the griddle per pancake.
- Flip pancakes using a good flat spatula. You need to make sure the first side is done before you flip or the pancake will break, they are more delicate than regular pancakes, and take a little longer before they are safe to flip. You want to make sure they are on the smaller side; easier to flip and will cook faster.
- Serve to hungry little mouths.
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice* OR 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
- 3 T organic maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
*Make your own pumpkin pie spice. Equal parts cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and 3/4 of whatever you put in in of the others of allspice. Example 1 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and 3/4 tsp allspice. Make as much or as little as you want or need!
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