Pumpkin + Coconut Spiced Pancakes (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Pumpkin pancakesToday is mostly about delicious stacked pancakes and awe inspiring quotes. These words of wisdom made their way into my life this morning:

“Only the truth of who you are, if realised, will set you free.”

Eckhart Tolle

Deep eh? Man I gotta read ‘The Power of Now’, like now!  I love it when a quote just sparks something in me, inspires, motivates, ignites and this is definitely one of those quotes for me. Discovering and accepting our true authentic selves, existing as we truly are, the good, the bad and the ugly, practicing self acceptance and lending the same sentiment to others. It’s authenticity that I value more than anything and it’s clear to see when someone is being their true and authentic self, these people are magnets as we’re always drawn to the real. I vow never to be afraid of being the truest realest me, embracing self discovery always, because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be free? Pumpkin pancake stack

Who we are when people aren’t looking, listening, simply observing ………… well that’s how we should allow ourselves to be all the time. It’s a journey at the end of the day so let’s have some pumpkin + coconut spiced pancakes along the way. See how I did that, eh?

Pumpkin pancakes galore

I’m really rinsing the pumpkin thing at the mo and seeing as i’ve never had pumpkin pancakes there was very good reason to keep going with this pumpkin theme, I mean obsession. It’s hardly a crime is it?! Honestly, it’s fair to say I have a pumpkin preoccupation all year, not just halloween!Easy recipe!

Well what about these then, a stacked pile of loveliness. So yum but unfortunately I didn’t make enough. Their moreishness (yes, in my world it is a word!)  plus sharing with Russ proved hard to do…..soul destroying really.Pumpkin pancakes

These pancakes are oat based, eggless and pumpkin packed so they’re great for dairy and gluten free diets or for anyone who is simply cutting back on these things. I used a little coconut oil for greasing, maple syrup for drizzling and nuts for dressing. A pretty good breakfast I’d say.

Be happy and proud of who you really are and eat pancakes, often. A beautiful stack

Pumpkin spiced coconut pancakes

(Serves 2)

1 cup gluten free oat flour (make your own by processing oats to a fine flour)
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup almond milk
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseeds combined with 3 tablespoons water) or use 1 egg for non vegan version
pecans + maple syrup
coconut oil for frying

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk the pumpkin puree, milk + flax egg in a measuring jug.
2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry + combine thoroughly to form a thick batter.
3. Using a 1/3 cup, ladle the batter into the pan + cook well on both sides. Transfer to the oven to keep warm whilst cooking the remaining pancakes.
4. Tower the pancakes on a plate, sprinkle with pecans + drizzle with maple syrup.

14 Comments on Pumpkin + Coconut Spiced Pancakes (Gluten Free + Vegan)

  1. Sara
    November 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey! Would LOVE to make these! My fiance and I are vegan so we’re always looking for great breakfast recipes! Could we use egg replacer instead of the flaxseed egg mixture?

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    • Russell
      November 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi. I haven’t tried using an egg replacer, but i’m pretty sure it’d work fine.

      Reply
  2. Rachel
    November 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Desicated coconut = powdered? shredded? sweetened? unsweetened? Any substitutes?

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    • Russell
      November 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi. I always buy desiccated coconut shredded and unsweetened. Coconut powder or flour would work great too but this recipe would work fine by omitting this ingredient altogether.

      Reply
  3. Kirsten Taylor
    November 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Sorry about my ignorance! But what is desiccated coconut?? I am so excited to try these!!

    Reply
    • admin
      November 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Desiccated coconut is dried + shredded coconut, it’s usually found in the home baking section of the grocery store. http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-desiccated-coconut.htm#slideshow If you can’t find it then any ground nut would work fine. I hope you enjoy them :-)

      Reply
  4. Michelle
    November 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I made these with Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking mix and omitted the coconut. They were great. I added a little agave to the batter too for mild sweetness.

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    • admin
      November 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Sounds delicious. We don’t tend to get many ‘Bob’s Red Mill’ products around here which is a shame because they look great. I noticed pretty lots in Canada + US – jealous! Glad you enjoyed the pancakes :-)

      Reply
  5. Vicki A
    November 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Delicious! I made these this morning and even my pre-teen son loved them. I’ve been looking for a great gluten free pancake that didn’t have too many hard to find grains in them. Thank you!

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    • admin
      November 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

      I’m so happy your son loved them too! I’ve just made some gluten free snickers inspired pancakes which I’ll post soon! Much love :-)

      Reply
  6. Rye
    November 21, 2013 at 3:53 am (1 year ago)

    Hi there–these look great. Do you think I can use chia eggs instead of flax eggs?

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  7. admin
    November 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi! Chia eggs would be perfect. have a great day!

    Reply
  8. Joan
    November 25, 2013 at 3:25 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks so much for this recipe. They are delicious.

    Reply

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