Pancakes are always a big hit with guests and children. Additionally, they store well and can be made ahead for an easy weekday breakfast. But don’t underestimate the potential of pancakes for dinner! Alongside your favorite steamed veggies, or a light soup, these pancakes make a satisfying dinner. These pancakes are packed with omega 3 fatty acids. For a twist, try using another winter squash in place of the pumpkin. Simply cut the squash in half, seed, and spread coconut oil or butter on the cooked half, then bake, cut side down on a baking dish at 350° for 45 minutes. Spoon out the flesh and mash or blend and use in place of the pumpkin puree.
½ cup walnuts
Heat a pancake griddle to medium, or 350°.
½ cup almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon chia seeds
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger, ground
½ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
coconut oil for cooking pancakes
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together wet ingredients in a small bowl. Add wet to dry ingredients, stirring just long enough to mix. Some lumps will remain in the batter.
Add enough coconut oil to the pan to grease the center.
Pour batter in approximately ¼ cupsful onto pan and spread out into pancake shape (the batter will be a bit thick and need some help to form a circle)
Cook for about 3-4 minutes on the first side, carefully flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the second side. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more coconut oil to the pan as needed
Serve along with slices of your favorite fruit and pure maple syrup or applesauce.
Preparation: 45 minutes
Francie Healey is the author of "Eat To Beat Alzheimer's and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is both a Certified Health Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.practitioner.