Monday, November 26, 2012

Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes

This delicious "Paleo friendly" pancake recipe came from my friend, Ann, over at Fountain Avenue Kitchen.  She's amazing, I encourage you to stop by and see what she's whipped up this week.  When she posted this recipe recently,  I immediately put it on my "must make ASAP" list.  I love that it uses almond butter for the base.  I am an almond butter snob, some of the brands just taste like burnt nuts to me.  I find a big difference in the taste and texture from brand to brand.  My favorite almond butter is Barney Butter smooth.  They use a mixture of roasted and blanched almonds, which makes for a nice, mild nutty flavor.  These pancakes are loaded with protein to get your metabolism reved up for the day.  Delicious served with a drizzle of real maple syrup.


Baked Pumpkin Pancakes (Grain-Free)
From Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
1/2 cup almond butter (Barney Butter is my favorite)
1 tbsp real maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
Maple syrup for serving, if using
*A great variation on these pancakes would be to substitute natural peanut butter for the almond butter and mashed bananas or applesauce for the pumpkin, substituting a little vanilla for the nutmeg.  My kids love the peanut butter/banana combo :)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.  In a medium-size bowl, lightly beat the eggs.  Stir in the pumpkin and remaining ingredients and mix well.  
Pour by 1/4 cup fulls on to prepared baking sheet (I used a large cookie scoop and it made them the perfect size).

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through and fluffy. 

I think these pancakes would make a great whoopie pie....I think that I need to come up with a yummy filling for these...I love their soft, cake-like texture.


 Serve with maple syrup, if desired.  

7 comments:

  1. I am thrilled you made these pancakes and love your post! The almond butter recommendation is helpful, too. Thank you very much for the thoughtful mention!!

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  2. Ann, thank you for your great inspiration!! :)

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  3. Oooooohh, yum!! Love that you can make these all at once in the oven!!! That's perfect :)

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  4. As I started reading your post I thought of how great these would be as whoopie pies. HAHA :) Maybe with a pumpkin cream cheese filling?

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  5. Emily, it makes them so easy and less time consuming! Kathy, I am doing a twist on these for my post tomorrow...they are my new favorite breakfast/snack treat! :)

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  6. Aimee - My daughter has some allergies and wheat is one item we are avoiding for now. I'm wondering if you have a suggestion for an egg and almond butter substition?

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  7. You can make a "flax egg" for the egg (1 tbsp ground flax for 3 tbsp water) and peanut butter or any other nut butter will work for the almond.

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