Thank you Katie for the patience you and your family have displayed by waiting to dive into their breakfast until after a fitting picture was taken for your blog. At our house, we have no such patience. I’ll use your picture.
I was intrigued by this recipe because it uses so little flour. Can this many eggs, that much pumpkin, and that much flour truly taste like a pancake? I have been looking for ways to reduce our wheat intake, and breakfast seemed to be an easy target. I cannot even eat regular pancakes for breakfast because my body freaks out with the morning sugar deluge. Not a good way to start the day.
These though – hmmm. Maybe with more protein and less grain I can handle it? Worth a shot. I started by making a single batch because I really didn’t want to waste any pumpkin puree since it is at a premium, again, this year. I quickly realized that was an error. The kids loved these! The little guys (meaning the pancakes, actually) surprised me by being very pancake-y indeed. They went beautifully with our favorite Maple Icing, and I didn’t have to slave over the griddle for 45 minutes only to have to make myself a completely different breakfast in the end.
The kids asked me already this week if we would be having these again soon. I happily reported – YES!! This week, in fact. And I am doubly happy to report that I ate them, enjoyed them, and did not have a sugar high because of them. Yay!
Low Grain Pumpkin Pancakes
From Kitchen Stewardship
(I double this for my family of seven, but I am pretty sure we would have eaten more if they were available.)
1 c. cooked, pureed squash (pumpkin, or butternut, or even sweet potato)
4-5 eggs (Since I doubled, I used 9 eggs.)
1/4 c. whole wheat flour or coconut flour, or 1/3 c. of brown rice flour or sourdough starter (I used white whole wheat.)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger (I left this out.)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Cook on a buttered griddle just like any other pancake.
Serve with Maple Icing!
- Maple Icing and Other Ways to Stretch Your Real Maple Syrup (blessedrootsblog.wordpress.com)