Anyone interested in some light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes? These are naturally gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free (plus, they’re sugar free and high protein friendly!). They are perfect topped with some pure maple syrup, melted dark chocolate, or warmed nut butter.
Are the pancakes vegan?
I used a regular egg in this recipe, but you could try substituting a flax or chia egg in the place of a regular egg (or try an egg replacer mix like this one from Bob’s Red Mill). To make a flax or chia egg, simply mix together 1 TBS ground flaxseed or whole chia seeds with 2 1/2 TBS water and allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes. After 5-10 minutes, add it to the rest of your ingredients like you would a regular egg.
If you need the recipe to be gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oat flour. Oats are naturally gluten free, but some oat may be contaminated with gluten-containing grains if not certified gluten free.
You can use whatever granulated sweetener you prefer in this recipe. Some good options include coconut sugar or date sugar. If you want to keep the recipe sugar free, use a granulated sugar free sweetener like monk fruit.
To make the recipe higher in protein, omit the sweetener and use 1 TBS vanilla protein powder instead. I used Organifi organic vegan vanilla protein powder in my recipe to boost the protein and lower the sugar. If you want to try it out, use my code RUTHANNE for 15% off!
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 egg (try a flax or chia egg to keep it vegan)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 TBS non-dairy milk
1/4 cup oat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp salt
1 TBS granulated sweetener of choice (see dietary notes above)
chocolate chips (optional, to add to batter)
Add all of your ingredients to a small dish and whisk until smooth. Stir in desired amount of chocolate chips by hand if using.
Heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat and drizzle with coconut or olive oil (or spray with cooking spray).
Drop your batter onto your greased skillet/griddle and cook pancakes for 2-4 minutes each side (depending on the size). Recipes makes 2 large pancakes or 5 small pancakes.
Top pancakes with nut butter, maple syrup, or melted dark chocolate.
Did you make this recipe? If so, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below!