This is my favourite Sunday breakfast. I love their crispy edges and fluffy middle. They add colour to the grayest of my UK Sundays.
For the pumpkin I use Libby’s tins. My larder is always stocked with a few as these pancakes are great for any time of the year, not just Halloween. In the UK, you can find tinned pumpkin at Waitrose/Ocado or at farm/health food shops. You can, of course, roast a pumpkin and make your own puree instead. I used to do that, but for convenience my preference is Libby’s. They use a strain of Dickinson Pumpkins, with especially creamy flesh, that the company developed themselves. Most importantly, there are no additives in this product, making it natural and tasty. Pumpkins are packed with Vitamin A, which helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue.
I usually have these with cinnamon cashew cream, fresh blueberries and mango plus a little bit of maple syrup. They are also great with Hemsley and Hemsley’s mango cashew cream but make sure to use sugarless dried mango for their recipe.
I know there are many pancake lovers out there, it would be great to get your feedback.
MAKES: 16-20 small pancakes (enough for two greedy adults)
PREP AND COOKING TIME: 60 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: easy
1/2 tin of Libby’s pumpkin puree (approx. 215g)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup almond milk
a pinch of salt
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
coconut oil for frying
In a large bowl combine pumpkin puree, vanilla, almond milk, coconut oil and salt.
Gradually stir in the flour to the mix until smooth.
Fridge for 30 minutes.
Add the second 1/2 cup of almond milk, baking powder plus cinnamon (if using) and mix.
If the batter appears too dense add a bit more milk.
Fry in a well oiled pan until they are crispy on both sides.
Best way for the whole family to enjoy these at the same time, is to fry the entire batch and keep the pancakes warmed up in the oven (but don’t stack them on top of one other) until they are all ready.