Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

When our good friend Diane Sanfilippo was in town visiting with us, we really wanted to make her feel at home and welcome, not to mention we wanted to feed her super yummy meals. The Sunday morning she was here with us, I decided we should do something special for brunch. We had a copy of Make it Paleo on the counter, and some amazingly delicious apple butter in the fridge, courtesy of our friends’ Stacy and Matt – the Paleo Parents.
The apple butter gift was actually the first time Bill or I had ever tried apple butter, and if every apple butter tastes as delicious as the one Stacy brought for us, then it can never be in the house again (although we may have to try making a recipe of our own)! For this special brunch I decided to whip up some fall flavor inspired pancakes. I used the recipe from our book, which has also been featured on the blog, but added a simple twist to make it more fall friendly.
The simple alteration for this recipe was just to add a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice to the batter, which created a delicious pumpkin spice flavor to our classic pancake batter. We topped each pancake with some of the tasty apple butter from Stacy and Matt. This breakfast was quite the treat!

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, blend all ingredients with a hand mixer.
  2. Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
  3. Add 1/8-1/4 cup of batter to the frying pan.
  4. Cook pancakes for about 2 minutes, or until batter releases easily from the frying pan, flip, and cook for a remaining minute or two.
  5. Top with apple butter, or your personal favorite pancake topping, and enjoy.
As always, enjoy!

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    1. November 1, 2011

      Mmm, thanks for sharing this!

      We just received your book in the mail the other day and are drooling all over it. It's beautifully done! Can't wait to start re-creating some of your meals!

    2. November 6, 2011

      Greetings from Australia! They look phenomenal. I have no idea what pumpkin spice is though…can you elaborate? I am assuming cinnamon and perhaps a few others goodies? thanks!

    3. November 7, 2011

      Pumpkin pie spice is cinnamon, ginger, allspice, maybe nutmeg. I know in Melbs you can order tinned pumpkin puree from the American Food Store (also online) and they probably have the pre-mixed spice if that's how you roll. Otherwise: http://southernfood.about.com/cs/pumpkins/ht/pumpkin_spices.htm looks like a reasonable version. I tend to double the spice no matter what the recipe says!
      I know you probably can't imagine sweet pumpkin foods but trust me, I converted more than one of your countrymen before my visa ran out! And tinned is sooooo much easier (especially in the quantities I like it!)

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