Monday 16 June 2014

Paleo Pumpkin-Pie Pancakes

Yes, I like alliteration. Rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it?

PANCAKES! Who doesn’t love them, seriously? You say Sunday morning. I say pancakes. They just work. Any day, any time, really. But unfortunately, most pancakes are full of sugar, and gluten and junk. Especially the Shake ‘n’ Bake kind and yes, even the gluten free variety. (Note to self gluten-free processed foods are not healthy, just because they do not have gluten in them).

I like to experiment with recipes. Sometimes they are complete failure. Other times a huge success. The recipe I am going to share with you, my lovely friends, was a huge success. Otherwise I wouldn’t share it, would I? It probably wouldn’t even go on Instagram because, as everyone knows, you only put the highlights of your life on Instagram.

Anyway, enough jibber jabber (that didn't even get spell-checks. Seriously?).  Give these yummy Paleo pumpkin (yes there is a vegetable hiding in there) pie pancakes a whirl. I am pretty sure even the little ones (meaning kids) would like these. Handy tip: roast the pumpkin the night before in coconut oil.  Roast some other veggies for your dinner that night, while you’re at it. Why not?

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

They taste better than they look. Promise.
  • ½ cup mashed pumpkin (roast the night before)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ½-1tsp cinnamon (I have super strong cinnamon at them moment)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼-1/2 tsp all spice
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • Coconut oil/butter to cook in
  • Splash coconut water (or plain water, but coconut will be sweeter)

How to
  1. Heat oil/butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat
  2. Mix all ingredients, except coconut water, in a mixing bowl until smooth
  3. Add a splash of coconut water to thin out the consistency a little
  4. Add dollops of mixture to the pan once it is hot, allowing to cook lightly (2-3mins) on one side, then flip and repeat
  5. Serve with whatever your heart desires. Mine desired sunflower seeds and coconut flakes. A little full fat yoghurt and some berries would probably be quite nice, too
  6. ENJOY!
PS. Have you checked out the AHSNZ conference yet? 

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