Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes {Paleo}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

There are occasionally some big perks to being a food blogger:

  • You get to eat what you photograph.
  • Your family’s meals are often made while you’re “at work.”
  • You sometimes get to eat while you photograph.
  • You get to eat Pumpkin Pancakes.
  • Your kids tell you (and you AGREE) that these are seriously the best pancakes they’ve ever eaten.
  • This makes you happy.
  • Your job makes you happy.
  • And you eat more pancakes.
  • With lots of butter.
  • Today you photographed a coffee mug. It did indeed have coffee in it. You also get to drink the coffee while you eat the pancakes.

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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

The History of Pancakes

Until these, the best pancakes I’d ever eaten were served to me a looong time ago. ๐Ÿ™ By my mom. ๐Ÿ™‚ She used to make us buckwheat pancakes. They seemed perfect, and they were delicious.

Then one day I went to a friend’s house. We were served white, fluffy Krusteaz (badly spelled “cutely” spelled food names ALWAYS mean fake ingredients) with some kind of nasty “whipped topping” from a container. I was confused. I ate them; but they were not good.

I can’t eat buckwheat anymore, Paleo girl that I am, and all healthy-like…

When I got Otto’s cassava flour in my life I tried several times to make great pancakes. They were never quite right. We ate a lot of attempts.

But then I finally succeeded.

And now, ๐Ÿ™‚ we are REALLY happy with this recipe.

The pancakes in these photos? I ate them like 25 minutes ago. And I’m still smiling.

I feel HAPPY. I feel energetic. I feel cozy. I feel the presence of the leftovers over on my left side, which I’m saving for my husband, because I know he’ll feel loved by them and love them.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Stacked Pancakes

Do you know about stacked pancakes? Yes, you can stack your pancakes. But the history is very old-fashioned. Please forget about the Michael Landon-starred show called Little House on the Prairie.

Have you ever read the book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder?? I kid you not: they are literature. They are the best books in the world, almost. They are SO good. Children’s books teach us all about what is right and good in the world. They contain more wisdom than most of the silly modern fiction books now available.

Laura’s husband Almanzo grew up on the most amazing (not exaggerating) farm in New York state. There is a lot of FOOD TALK in these books, a lot! His mom made donuts that flipped themselves. She made sauteed apples and onions. She sent them to school with homemade bread stuffed with sausages and butter. She made them stacked pancakes. When Almanzo grew up and became a homesteader, before he courted Laura, he used to make stacked pancakes for he and his brother Royal. They survived on them.

Read these books to see the full glory of a lost, hard, but idyllic and wonderful world.

And/or make these stacked pancakes: yes, you layer butter and maple syrup as you go. You cook a pancake, put it on a plate, put a bit of butter and syrup, and each time a new hot pancake comes off the griddle you stack it and do the same. The flavor, the texture, the juicy cake with butter oozing out is unparalleled.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

 

Pumpkin Pancakes
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Print Recipe
Double the recipe for a larger crowd.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Pumpkin Pancakes
Yum
Print Recipe
Double the recipe for a larger crowd.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin canned (organic and BPA-free lining) or leftover winter squash
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour Otto's, see link below
  • 1/4 cup collagen Perfect brand preferred, see link below for discount code
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup traditional fat of choice: melted lard, melted butter, melted coconut oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in blender. Add pumpkin, milk, honey, cooled fat (if melted first). Add collagen, cassava, sifted baking soda and sea salt. Blend for 5-10 seconds. Scrape sides of blender. Blend 2-3 seconds more.
  2. Heat griddle or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon high heat fat: lard, butter, ghee or avocado oil. Pour batter into desired size pancake and reduce heat to low. Wait until edges dry out a bit and bubbles appear all over the wobbly-looking surface of raw batter, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook again on second side until done, about 2 minutes more.
  3. Finish cooking all pancakes, adding more fat to pan occasionally, (stacking them on a plate and layering with butter and maple syrup as you go, if desired). Batter will make 6 good-sized (pretty big) pancakes, enough to feed 3. Or make smaller pancakes if preferred.
Recipe Notes

Here's where to buy Otto's Cassava Flour. I buy 20 lbs. at a time, hehe! GOOD stuff! Free shipping, family-owned small business. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here's where to buy Perfect Collagen. They give 10% off to Eat Beautiful readers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Use the coupon code BEAUTIFUL10 at checkout.

Pumpkin Spice Variation

  • Add to the blender 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon each: allspice, cloves and nutmeg
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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

  • Renee Kohley

    These look amazing! I have been adding the collagen to our pancake recipes too and it makes them so soft!!!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you! Yes, that was the key!! So interesting, learning its role in baking!

  • Shayla

    Would gelatin work in place of collagen?

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Swoon!!! Loved learning about your childhood favorite pancake. I can’t wait to make these! I’m a huge fan of using PS collagen in baked goods and waffles too. I love the soft consistency it adds to everything. Yum, yum, yum I’ll be making these this week.

  • Megan Stevens

    Yay!!! I’m excited for you to try/have them!!

  • Megan Stevens

    Hi Shayla, no; they behave differently in baked goods, even though they’re so similar when it comes to gut healing.

  • Shayla

    I thought so, but figured I’d ask. Thanks!

  • Ariana Mullins

    Definitely a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, and loved all of the food talk in those books! These pancakes look greatโ€“ we have tried a lot of grain-free recipes, but I have yet to do ones with collagen. The texture looks perfect!

  • thefoodhunter

    Making these for my mom…she is going to love them.

  • linda spiker

    These are fabulous! Pinned and shared ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow, wow, wow! I am totally drooling and craving pancakes now. I want to make them for dinner, LOL! I only remember reading Little House in the Big Woods & Farmer Boy when I was a child and, yes, the food descriptions were amazing. I should read the whole series now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    I hope you enjoy these, and what collagen and cassava flour bring to the table. Yay about the Little House books, such treasures and such a great window into the kitchens of the past.

  • Megan Stevens

    Yay, so glad to hear this!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you! <3

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, yes, you should!! I am so thankful to have kids of varying ages, so I can keep reading the whole series every few years. I hope you love the pancakes!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    Sure! <3

  • Michala

    Love Pumpkin Flavor! These sound delicious, will be making them this weekend!

  • Shayla

    I bought collagen just for this recipe. Delicious! (I added cinnamon and nutmeg. Pumpkin pie pancakes!)

  • Megan Stevens

    So glad!! Enjoy!!

  • I’m so excited to try this for the fall! It looks amazing!

  • Megan Stevens

    So glad!! They are the best. Enjoy!