Today’s recipe is the 14th in the Freezer Meals series.
Breakfast is sometimes tricky, especially as the weather turns cold. Sometimes I want something warm, but I don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen preparing something on a week day. These pumpkin pancakes are a great option because you can make them ahead of time and just heat them up when you’re ready to eat them. They would be great with real maple syrup, butter, or even applesauce.
A quick word about these pancakes: they are grain free. Since they are mostly egg and pumpkin based they do not have quite the same texture as normal flour pancakes. They are a bit more spongey like a crepe in my opinion, but I think they are still good.
The recipe comes straight out of this cookbook, which is one of my favorite meal planning resources- she has so many great recipes!
(I doubled this recipe to get the proportions below. If you only want 2-3 servings, then only make half the recipe.)
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 Tablespoons maple syrup (the real stuff)
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted (plus extra for the pan/griddle)
- freezer bag or freezer safe container
- Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, and maple syrup together.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the spices and baking soda.
- Sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Add in the melted butter or coconut oil and stir well.
- Heat your griddle (375 F) or pan (medium heat) and grease the surface. Pour the desired amount for each pancake and wait until bubbles form on the surface.
- Flip the pancakes and cook until lightly browned.
- Cool the pancakes on a plate until they are about room temperature. You can later them with wax paper, foil, parchment, or plastic wrap to keep them from sticking together in your freezer bag or container.
- Label the freezer bag with the recipe name and date. They are already cooked so you just have to reheat them.
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