These Pumpkin Pancakes from the Practical Paleo cookbook are quite simply to die for! They are, in fact, totally better than bread or any other kind of flour product. I have to admit I was quite skeptical at first...(Pumpkin? REALLY? I mean REALLY?) but I promise you won't be disappointed.
Don't judge before you try em!
-4 eggs- (always use local- if you can- and ask your farmer what kind of feed they use for their chickens. Grain free is ideal of course, but I've found it is difficult to find. I will probably end up raising my own chickens at some point, so I know exactly what they ingest.
If it isn't grain free, secondly, ask if the feed is corn and soy free. At least try to avoid those GMOs!
-1/2 cup canned pumpkin- (you can now buy organic options that are boxed vs canned to avoid BPA)
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract- (organic) (I always add a bit extra, cause I LOVE the stuff)
-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup- (I usually leave this out and don't miss it, but sometimes I use a bit of Stevia) You can always use a mashed whole RIPE banana instead.
*What is Stevia?
Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family.
(Remember not all Stevia brands are created equal. Look for a pure blend without other added sweeteners...I recommend and trust the sweetleaf brand.)
Check out this link for more info! http://www.stevia.com/Stevia_Article/Frequently_asked_questions_FAQ/2269
-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice- (I always use organic spices)
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda- (don't forget this!)
-2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil- (I use ghee..."clarified butter" meaning all the milk solids are removed!
*(optional)- I like to add a tablespoon or so of raw organic cacao nibs!
(Optional) I also add 1-2 tablespoons of organic flaxseed meal! Adds some crunch :)
*Makes about 8 small pancakes or 2 servings
-Mix the eggs, pumpkin, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (if using) together.
-Sift the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and baking soda into the wet ingredients.
-Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet and then mix into the batter or skip this step and use extra butter or (Ghee) to grease the skillet.
-Grease the skillet and spoon the batter into the skillet - (based on the desired size!)