It’s not too late to indulge in all things pumpkin spice. I know many of you have a love hate relationship with the pumpkin spice movement that hits with a frenzy every year in October. If that’s true, you don’t need to add the pumpkin or the spice. You may need to add a bit more coconut milk though to compensate for the moisture of the pumpkin.
(Don’t text your friends while you’re cooking these, it doesn’t end well.)
I’ll admit, I jump right on the “all things pumpkin” wagon. I look forward to it. I love it. I love the spices, so soothing and comfy. So until February rolls around and it’s “All Things Valentine’s Day” – which is the holiday I love the least – I will continue to enjoy pumpkin and fall spicy things.
These pancakes are simple! Most of us with food allergies have all of these things in our cupboards. If you don’t have the pureed pumpkin, feel free to add mashed baked sweet potato. No one will ever know the difference.
Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes
*Makes about 10
1/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour
1 Tablespoon of Arrowroot
1 teaspoon of Double Acting Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon of Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of Ceylon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of Ground Cloves
2 teaspoons of Coconut Sugar
1/4 Cup of Pureed Pumpkin (I used organic canned pumpkin)
3/4 Cup of Full Fat Coconut Milk
1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
Dairy Free Butter for frying
Measure all of the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add the lemon juice to the coconut milk and let sit for 10 minutes (this will make a faux “buttermilk”). Whisk the eggs and them and the milk mixture to the dry ingredients whisking until combined. Let sit for about 5 minutes to thicken a bit.
Heat a pan to medium low (they burn easily so keep an eye out). Coat the pan with dairy free butter and spoon batter into pan. Wait until pancakes bubble a bit on top before flipping.
You can serve these with traditional maple syrup and butter like I did, or add your own flare. I thought pumpkin spiced butter would be delicious too, or sauteed spiced apples, or coconut whipped cream, you could also add dairy free chocolate chips or nuts to the batter…the options are endless and you can make it as special or as simple as you like.