Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Posted By on Feb 10, 2013 | 23 comments


Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes or WafflesI’ve tried a few recipes for low-carb/paleo pancakes. The recipe exclaims how good they are, and how they taste just like real pancakes! That’s crap. They don’t have real flour or sugar, they therefore do not taste like real pancakes. Or if they do, let me come make you real pancakes ASAP because you’ve been missing out on life. So I will not say these taste exactly like mom’s pancake’s topped with real butter and Vermont Maple Syrup.. however, for a healthy paleo-friendly version they do taste pretty darn good. And unlike other versions I’ve tried they actually hold together, aren’t paper-thin and I enjoyed them (I’ve thrown away a couple attempts after one bite). If you give them a try let me know!

Oh and unlike me, maybe don’t top them with Cookie Butter after. I blame my roommate she brought the stuff home (ok fine, she brought it home after I asked her too. Fail.. but fail in such a great way).

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

2 Eggs
1/2 cup Pumpkin
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice or Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour

Preheat a pan stovetop over medium-high heat. Whip together Eggs, Pumpkin, Spice and Vanilla Extract. Once those are combine mix in Coconut Flour. Make either ~6 small pancakes or 2 medium pancakes. Top with something yummy and healthy.

23 Comments

  1. Excellent. Love the texture. We did use some maple syrup, sliced bananas and blueberries. The kids devoured them!

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  2. What size can of pumpkin is needed?

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  3. I actually bought 2 cans of pumpkin a month or so ago and have been trying to find a good paleo recipe…definitely going to make this…Hope you are well and miss chatting with you! 🙂

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  4. Omg. I just made this for breakfast. Topped with sugar free maple syrup and a dollop of cool whip. Delicious….thank you!

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  5. MOne were n very flavorful. Any ideas on how to fix that? Just add more pumpkin spice?

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    • More pumpkin spice or just plain cinnamon would be awesome!

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  6. I add 2 Tbsp of canned coconut milk (non BPA, organic) to my recipe. The rest is the same. Delicious as is, but try the coconut milk alternative too.

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    • Sounds delicious Diane!

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  7. How are these if made in a waffle iron?

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    • Just like regular waffles!

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  8. These did not come out as pictured or described. I followed the recipe exactly. The pancakes kept falling apart and never seemed to be cooked all the way on the inside. Unfortunately, it was a waste of good pumpkin purée.

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    • Oh I’m sorry to hear that Victoria! Usually when my pancakes aren’t cooked on the inside it’s because the heat was too high, but if that’s not the case, then I’m not sure what the issue may be. 🙁

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      • Mine turned out fine on the waffle iron. They did have to be on there longer than traditional waffles. I followed the recipe exactly.

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        • Yay, glad they turned out!

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  9. Tastes like coconut flour . Awful. Needs sweetener.

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  10. I would agree with you on pancakes that are made with alternative flours not tasting like legit pancakes, UNTIL I tried paleomg’s lemon raspberry pancakes. Holy crud, those are the holy grail of grain-free pancakes, though I usually have to add more milk than called for to get the right consistency. I leave out the lemon raspberry portion to get a more traditional pancake and sometimes add allergen-free chocolate chips or blueberries. Give ’em a try (and no, not affiliated, just a fan of the recipe). Anyway, these look great and I can’t wait to try them! I’ve yet to find a paleo waffle recipe that doesn’t stick to the iron, so if this one doesn’t stick, you’re my new hero! :). I’ll let them sit a bit longer in the iron like the other responder recommended. Thanks!

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  11. Making these in the waffle iron right now. The lack of oil made them stick and fall apart, so I added melted coconut oil. I also added a little salt since it seemed strange to make any waffle or pancake recipe that asked for no salt.

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    • Hope they turn out! And great point about the salt. To be honest, I rarely add salt to anything I make, and never notice, but I’m sure it’s a good addition 🙂

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  12. These “pancakes” were not good at all. I anticipated a relatively close to pancake experience. I waisted resources to make this!!

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    • Sorry you didn’t like them. I haven’t tested enough to know why it works for some and not others. If you find one that you love, please share!

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  13. This is a wonderful recipe! I just added 1/4 cup of brown sugar and I think you could add any goodies you wanted. Thanks so much for sharing! 

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