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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes are a long-earned recipe that I had to work on several times to get JUST PERFECT.
You will love these, and your family will love them too!
Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
There are 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 Paleo 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.
The History of Pancakes
Until these, the best pancakes I’d ever eaten were served to me a looong time ago. 🙁 By my mom. 🙂 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, 🙂 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.
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.
- 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 (use soured milk if you want to make a sourdough batter; then let the batter sit out for 4 hours or in the fridge for 2-5 days)
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
Here's where to buy Perfect Collagen. They give 10% off to Eat Beautiful readers. 🙂 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