Pumpkin Pancakes!

Hey friends! How’s everyone holding up? How’s quarantine life treating ya?

Things here in NYC are…well…a bit surreal.

NYC in quarantine. Coronavirus takes over Manhattan streets. #COVID19

One of the biggest adjustments that has upended life for most people, is working from home.

Holler if ya feel me.

All of a sudden, people have been forced to learn how to cook, how to share a communal space with their roommate 24/7 (or if you’re like me…figure out how to beat the feelings of isolation as a single, roommate-less human).

But safe to say, life is different, and we’ve all got a lot more time on our hands than we know what to do with.


My suggestion?


And I’m going to give you a great recipe to make for breakfast or brunch today…because frankly, if you’re not having a dope breakfast when you’re working from home, you’re doing it wrong.


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I am, in a word, obsessed with these pancakes and I know you will be too.

Sweet, spicy, and just the right amount of healthy! And if you top them with my homemade pumpkin pie butter custard, they are simply irresistible!

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Plus they’re grain and gluten free, paleo, and Specific Carb Diet friendly! (With a vegan option!)

Here’s What You Need: Serves 1 – makes 6 silver dollar pancakes

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1 butternut squash — you will need 1 cup pureed (or pumpkin, or acorn squash, or if you really want, canned pumpkin)
1/2 cup almond flour
2 egg whites
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
pinch cloves
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp honey or agave OR 12 drops of french vanilla stevia

Pumpkin Butter Custard
1 cup pureed butternut squash, or pumpkin, or acorn squash
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp honey or agave OR 12 drops of french vanilla stevia
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Food Processor
Baking sheet
Nonstick tinfoil
Good Chef’s Knife
Paring Knife
Large Nonstick Frying Pan
Measuring cups

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(This can be done the night before, and refrigerated overnight!) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Carefully cut squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds (and discard or roast them for a snack!), and bake, cut-side-down, on a tinfoil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, or until the flesh has cooked, and the skin is spotty brown.

Let cool, and then carefully peel the skin with a paring knife. (Either discard, or, I like to eat the skin as a snack! It’s super delicious!)

You now have your cooked pumpkin to use for this recipe!

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For the Pumpkin Pancakes:
Add 1 cup of cooked pumpkin/squash to your food processor, along with the rest of the batter ingredients. Pulse until well incorporated, and smooth.

Spray a large, non-stick frying pan with olive oil. Heat the pan over medium-high heat until it is very hot. Then, scoop 1/4 cup batter onto the screaming hot pan. Let it cook on one side for about 2 minutes, until small bubbles form on the top. Then carefully flip, and cook for another minute on the other side.

Makes roughly six silver dollar pancakes. Serve, topped with pumpkin custard (see below), syrup (if not SCD), fresh fruit, warmed and drizzly peanut butter, granola, coconut yogurt, or even whipped cream!

For the pumpkin butter custard:
Place your cashews in the food processor, and blend until they form a fine powder. Then, add your pumpkin puree, spices and sweetener. Process until they are well incorporated and smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (You can also freeze this for an hour to create a custard-like consistency!)

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OH MY GOODNESS yall, these pancakes were absolutely knock-your-quarantine-socks-off divine! It was like eating pumpkin bread for breakfast, but in a delightful, decadent pancake form!

That kiss of cinnamon with the sweetness from the pumpkin and the honey…it was simply amazing.

And then topped with the pumpkin butter custard! SOMEONE CALL THE DOCTOR because I have fallen and can’t get up! I’m going to be honest…this Pumpkin Butter Custard is a staple in my house. And when I say staple, I mean I eat this at least 4 times a week for lunch. It is my absolute favorite food, it’s like I’m eating ice cream for lunch and I love it.

And let me tell you — dolloped on top of these pancakes…is sinfully good. And there’s something about the hot pancakes with the cold custard that is simply out of this world!

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I promise — these pancakes will not disappoint. Make them for breakfast, for dinner, for a midnight snack….this is quarantine, there are no rules!

Stay safe, stay positive, stay healthy y’all! And I’ll talk to you tomorrow!



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109 responses to “Pumpkin Pancakes!”

    • Same for me! I love it so much!!! Stay well! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much J! These were a real treat! thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  1. This whole paleo pumpkin pancake thing just isn’t risky enough. I suppose I could eat them wearing an n-95 mask

    • aw thank you John! yeah we’re all hanging in there – they’re in ohio and i so wish i were there during this wild time. Hope you’re hanging in there too. living alone is tough right now! stay well! Hugs and love xox

      • Oh good!! I am so so glad to hear that! Y’all stay well!! Hugs and love xox

  2. That looks delicious. And your continued positive attitude is appreciated. We just learned today we will be working from home for another three months to help curb city efforts to flatten the curve. I’m very thankful to be safe and healthy but trying to maintain positive. The self isolation has been hard!

    • Thank you so much Ab! oh wow – that must have been quite the news to receive. I’m glad your job is secure though! that is definitely a blessing!!! i agree – it’s been a hard few weeks. stay well! Hugs and love xox

  3. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I love pancakes. This morning I was making our new favorite buttermilk pancake recipe, from the Magnolia Table cookbook, and while my back was turned for 3 seconds, one of our cats jumped up on the counter and started lapping up the batter! So I had to toss it and start all over again. Of course, I had the time to do that, haha! Can’t wait to give this recipe a go! I bet I’ll love it.

    • Thank you so much Camie!! Oh wow that cookbook is phenomenal! Hahah smart cat! Haha stay well friend! And happy cooking! Hugs and love xox

  4. I absolutely LOVE pumpkin pancakes! I used to make them for my son when he was younger. I also like sweet potato pancakes! Brings back memories !

    • Thank you so much Joy!! Oooh sweet potato pancakes sound amazing! Stay well my friend! Hugs and love xox

  5. Are you trying to get me shot? It looks soooooooooo good but there is a woman in my life that wears a white coat and she would not be happy if after the 30lbs I have lost I started eating really good stuff!

    • hahaha oh gosh – thank you 🙂 i promise, these are healthy! all good stuff!! 🙂 hope you’re doing well! stay healthy! Hugs and love xox

  6. Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Did you know that you can buy pumpkin spice at the grocery store? I was delighted to find this stuff at a local grocery store in Canada.

    • yes Hilary! pumpkin spice and everything nice! Yes! You can! Although i prefer to add the individual ingredients. The spice mix always contains ginger, and i personally don’t like ginger in my pumpkin pie flavor profile, i think it’s a little over powering. but it certianly is convenient! hope you’re staying well! Hugs and love xox

  7. Looks absolutely delicious and I love pumpkin pancakes, but being forced to cook? No way! Buddy and I are sitting good with frozen and canned food and salad fixings!

    • Thanks! Haha yeah cooking is either love it or leave it for a lot of people! Hope you’re hanging in there! Stay well! Hugs and love xox

      • oooh nice! i love my slow cooker – it’s a game changer in the kitchen 🙂 stay well! Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you so much! I do too! I love pumpkin anything! Stay well! Hugs and love xox

  8. I love all things pumpkin, pie, pancakes, muffins & donuts.Cannot resist pumpkin & spice either. Probably a big reason the fall is my favorite time of the year. Thanks so much for sharing this!
    Blessings, stay safe my friend.

    • Than you so much John! Same here – I love it 🙂 stay well! Hugs and love xox

  9. Mmmm those look do yummalicious you made my mouth water!!! How did they turn out? I wish I knew how to make pancakes. When I have tried they ended up cooked on 1 side not cooked on the other. So I kinda stopped trying! Lol but those look worth trying out the recipe maybe on a day I have a bit of confidence!!

    Oh, and as far as different… it is very different living with 2 just under 7 (my nephews turn 7 in May) year old boys who have been cooped up in the house for like 3 weeks and they have reached a level of crazy you did not think possible before now. It is…interesting and also a bit tiring. But I understand how they feel. Everyone needs some fresh air now and then and unless you count them eating dinner outside a couple of times in the past week, they are inside always. I kind of envy you having your apartment to yourself. Enjoy the peace and quiet and I see the quiet gives you time to think of amazing things!!!! Pumpkin pancakes are something I too would eat year-round if I did not make pancakes a special trear for myself so I enjoy them more!

    *Hugs* and love!

    • Thank you so much! Yes! They turned out great! I love how spicy sweet they were 🙂 oh yeah – these are so easy! Hang in there my friend 🙂 stay well!! Hugs and love xox

      • Okay so how many minutes on each side of the pancake (like so how many minutes before you flip it over and then I guess same amount of time before the other side is done but how long on each side)? I may have to try it!!

      • I do about 2-2.5 minutes on the one side and then 1-1.5 minutes on the other!

  10. The pancakes look amazing! And I can’t agree more with your suggestion to brush up on the cooking skills…with many hungry mouths at home, that’s all I’m doing now 😅

  11. They look amazing. The color alone is so beautiful and appetizing, as is the perfect pan-sear. Yum. Haunting pic of desolate NYC streets. As with everything–both good and bad–NYC is the epicenter. The nation is praying for you guys.

    • thank you so much!! yes! i love a good golden brown 🙂 heheh yeah nyc is surreal – i’m really pulling back the curtain and sharing what it’s really like in tonight’s post. It’s harrowing, i’ll say that. but there is hope 🙂 thank you for your prayers. they’re desperately needed. stay well friend. Hugs and love xox

    • aw thank you so much!! yes! i hope you enjoy them! they’re super yummy! stay well friend! Hugs and love xox

  12. I love pancakes – so these look quite tempting. I guess the vegan option is to replace the egg whites with chia/flax eggs? Thanks for the suggestion!

    • thank you so much Jim! yes – that’s the vegan option! OR you can use a mashed up banana too — but i would still use flax/chia with it, for the binding factor 🙂 hope that helps! stay well! Hugs and love xox

    • Thanks so much Mindy! Yes! They were a treat! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  13. Looks Yummy. Sorry to hear you are still in lock down. Here in Florida everybody is out and about now. I guess that’s why so many New Yorker’s have fled and come down here. Blessings to you.

    • Thank you so much! Yeah there are only 30% occupancy in most buildings. Stay well. Hugs and love xox

  14. Thank you Carolyn! Very heartfelt! I love it, it’s just peachy!
    May I ask you? Is it possible to make a pumpkin cream without an oven? I only have a cooker. Could a saucepan do instead?
    Thank you in advance

    • You’re so welcome! Yes! You can cut the squash into small cubes and steam it! That’s how i used to make this all the time! I just stopped because it was easier to just cut it lengthwise than peel the dang thing. But you can definitely do it that way! Hope that helps! (You can also but the squash pre-cubed, either fresh or frozen!)

  15. You have the best point or view. I wonder how many people will learn the advantages of “eating in” and the better health they will realize. There is some advantage and potential of cooking for themselves. You are the best and I am with you all the way.

  16. This is really awesome … here in Uganda up West Nile region life is fine but hard to keep people indoors with the sun out today!
    I am thinking of what to do with my pumpkin, I know now, let’s see if I get successful.
    Stay safe everyone 😍

    • Thank you so much! Praying for you and your community!! Haha yes – it’s always fun to experiment in the kitchen! Enjoy! Stay well! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much Ruthie! aw i so appreciate you passing the recipe on! Hugs and love xox

  17. ” knock-your-quarantine-socks-off divine! ” HAHA this was so funny! 😁😂😂!!! I love this recipe! Will be trying it very soon and I tried the peanut butter and jelly one’s! They were sooooo gooodddd!!! I’ll be posting it up pretty soon! God bless and keep you love! ❤

  18. Great idea of PUMPKIN PANCAKES! !!!!! wonderful.
    I converted into your newest follower…

    Your Ideas, recipes are very good. I completed fell in love about the theme !!!

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