Well, this is not any old pancake recipe. This is a super amazing pumpkin pancake recipe and, despite everything I mentioned above, these pancakes are totally worth it. I have to thank Two Peas and Their Pod for the inspiration for this recipe. Go check out their recipe though for really slick looking pictures.
Cinnamon Crumb Topping
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into chunks
Pancakes - Dry Ingredients
3/4 cup spelt flour, I used this one
1/2 cup oat flour, I used this one
2 tbsp. coconut sugar, I used this one
2 tsp. baking powder, I used this one
1/4 tsp. sea salt or Real Salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
Pancakes - Wet Ingredients
1 cup whole milk, you can use soured raw milk
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin, I used this
1 large pasture egg
2 tbsp. melted butter, I used this one
1 tsp. vanilla extract, make your own
1. Crumb Ingredients: In a small to medium bowl, combine the crumb topping ingredients and mix together with your hands or a fork until you have a crumbly mixtures. Set aside.
2. Wet & Dry Ingredients: Combine wet ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and then add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, a little at a time, and whisk until combined. If the batter is not thin enough, add a little more milk until it is.
Combined - I had to add a little more milk to this batter
3. Cook Pancakes: Prepare a griddle or large skillet with a little butter or ghee and then drop 2-3 tbsp of batter onto heated surface. Sprinkle on about a 1/2 tbsp of crumb topping. Cook over medium low heat until bubbles begin to form, about 3-5 minutes, and then flip. Cook another 3-5 minutes until golden brown and then serve with another 1/2 tbsp of crumb topping on top.
This makes about 10-12 delicious, fluffy pancakes that are about 3-4 inches in diameter. Serve warm with any extra topping, butter, and/ or maple syrup as desired. The official taste tester (7-year old) asked for seconds THREE times.
Keep in mind they are not quick to do. You can get all the ingredients ready in about 20 minutes but then you have cook time. It's about 8-10 minutes per "group" of pancakes so I made two at a time (in a skillet) and felt like I was standing there forever. A griddle would probably improve the process. Totally worth it though. I am freezing the leftovers. I think they will do just fine.