Jack-o lantern pumpkin pancakes
If you’re searching for a fast and yummy way to use those Halloween pumpkin carving leftovers then this is the perfect recipe! Let the kids decorate their own Jack-o-lantern pumpkin pancake with melted chocolate, whipped cream and sprinkles or maple syrup.
These Quick Jack-o-lantern pumpkin pancakes are perfect for breakfast or a snack. Also, the kids can decorate them however they like. They don’t contain any sugar, just the toppings of your choice would add sweetness, but if you prefer keeping it sugar-free simply make an unsugared whipped cream. The almond powder and pumpkin purée keep them naturally sweet and moist.
The cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger give it its autumnal flair! It’s my own version of pumpkin spice mix but if you prefer a more elaborated one simply use your own pumpkin spice mix. (Here is a nice homemade recipe I found online)
Making the Jack-O-Lantern form is going to be the biggest difficulty of this recipe! You’ll need to get a metal cookie cutter, grease it well and pour the mix in. Don’t let cook it though … leave it about 15 seconds until the batter doesn’t leak. This way it slides right off! *of course with hand protection, whether it’s a kitchen cloth, mittens or tongs.
The recipe is easily modified to become gluten-free. Simply swap the flour for almond powder. I let it set in the fridge for 10 min. The longer the better… they say… but frankly, I usually make pancakes in the morning with my two little hungry monsters and they won’t wait long to get those tummies filled up… so I just blend and make them right away and they turn out great.
If you have some extra pancakes, keep them as a snack on the go, they are also delicious cold.
- none stick pan flat bottom
- 75 g precooked pumpkin
- 100 ml milk
- 30 g flour
- 20 g almond meal
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp pumpkin oil or olive oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- ¼ tsp nutmeg *optional
- ¼ tsp ginger powder
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender until homogenous.
- Let the mix rest in the fridge for 10-20 min.
- In a lightly greased pan, medium heat, add a lightly greased metallic cookie cutter (optional) and pour the mix in it.
- Cook for 30 seconds and take off the cookie cutter, then let cook until golden, flip and do the same on the other side.