I think my family members deserve fancy blog names. From hence forth they shall be known as Sunnybuns (my six-year-old Ponyo clone), The Captain (the four-year-old tyrant who rules supreme), and Suspect #9 (my hairier, more paranoid other half).
Besides yellow salad tomatoes, the only other thing growing in my garden is pumpkins. I couldn’t be happier about that. They are not quite ready to cut off the vine, but the burgeoning orange glow I can see from my kitchen window has pumpkins on my brain, so I popped open a can.
First, I poked holes in the middle of pumpkin biscuits and convinced The Captain they were donuts.
The next morning when she wanted pancakes I thought I’d do a little dabbling and see if I couldn’t come up with something even healthier.
I’ve had success with the family of paleo pancakes that are essentially fruit-flavored circular omeletts, such as these blender banana pancakes. Hm, thought I, bananas are often used as a fat substitute in baking, and pumpkin can be used in the same way. I bet I can do a one-for-one swap no problem.
Thus the Paleo Pumpkin Pancake was born. It makes so much sense, I doubt I was the first to come up with it.
My Gimp-Fu is maturing, but I am still a Padawan.
I looked up the Banana Pancake recipe after I created this image, and the number of eggs is not what I remembered. I’m pretty sure I did use five in my Pumpkin version, but I’m also pretty sure it won’t matter. It’s the kind of recipe where almost definitely counts. I didn’t measure a thing.
For the sake of science, I tested an oatmeal option as well, just a small handful thrown into the blender. I would show you an image, but I found a typo in it. Luckily, before I sent it out into the world. The oats added heartiness, fill, and nutty flavor.
These pancakes are a solid 4 stars, given what they are. If you like your pancakes light and fluffy, I’m not sure any Paleo or Gluten Free variety will really do for you. If you never met a pancake you didn’t like, these will be a fun change of pace. I like my pancakes dense and squidgey, and I thought these were delicious.
So did the captain.
Now, what to do with the half-can of pumpkin I still have left over?