Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes


I only had 1 egg and I wanted to make pancakes. I found this recipe from Running to the Kitchen that called for 3/4c egg whites, which I decided was probably pretty close. I made a lot of other assumptions throughout the process that weren’t particularly helpful, but whatever, they were still pretty good:

Mix together the dry:
– 1/2c almond flour
– 2tbsp coconut flour
– Salt
– Cinnamon
– Pumpkin pie spice – which I assumed meant cloves, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg, so I added a generous sprinkle of each
– 1/4tsp baking soda
– (They also say to add ground flax, which I decided against – forgetting that it’s a binding agent)
– (They also said protein powder, which I decided against because I thought it might give them a weird texture)

Mix together the wet:
– 1 egg
– 1/2c pumpkin
– Vanilla
– (They also said honey, which I omitted because it’s Nosugar November – forgetting again that it’s a binding agent… Are you getting this foreshadowing?)

Mix the wet with the dry and make pancakes in a pan coated with
– Coconut oil or butter

Here’s where the real problem came in: the batter the above concoction created was super thick, so I decided to add some water to thin it out to normal consistency. This resulted in pancakes that took FOREVER to cook! I tried to flip them early and then just fell apart (which prompted me to attempt a bread pudding type of thing with the ruins). Don’t make that mistake, just smush them down or something so that they’re flat enough to look like pancakes.

Also the result, when they finally did cook, were kind of crumbly and breakable, possibly due to the minimal binding ingredients. Whatever, it was fine.