Today we’re taking pancakes to the next level. Pancakes are the ultimate comfort food, and what makes this recipe fantastic is the fact that we’re flavoring them with pumpkin. Not only do they taste like cinnamon-y pumpkin-y goodness, but they’re made with healthy chickpea flour. Some of you might be going whaaaaa?! But this lovely legume can be used in more ways than we ever thought possible (like aquafaba, for example). Well, we’re still very much on board with the healthy substitution trend to make our favorites a *little* bit better for us (leaving room for drowning these babies in maple syrup!). After all, that’s what life is all about, amirite? Read on to see how it’s done.
The basic rule for baking cakes and in this case, pancakes, you want to mix you wet ingredients together then do the same for the dry then add the dry to the wet. While it doesn’t matter too much with pancakes, I like to follow this method as I feel like it yields the best results. If one bowl mix is your thing, I fully support less hassle and dishes.
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- In a large mixing bowl, add pumpkin puree, almond milk and vanilla extract, and mix well.
- In a small bowl, mix chickpea flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. If the batter seems a little thick, add one tablespoon of almond milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Spray pan or griddle and set to medium heat.
- Pour ¼ cup batter into heated pan or griddle and cook until bubbles start to form on the surface and edges are golden brown.
- Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Best served with granola and maple syrup.
Top with warm almond butter, maple syrup and granola for an all-out indulgence. I’ll start my day off like this everyday and now you can too!
You can find this recipe along with other creations I’ve made on Brit + Co!