Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes are light, fluffy, and packed with pumpkin spice. This one bowl breakfast recipe is gluten free, vegan, and whole grain.
Ahhh… Pumpkin Pancakes… the place where my love for pumpkin began.
It was any old Fall day and I was any old non-pumpkin lover. Not a pumpkin hater, to set the record straight, just not a true fan of this Fall flavor. My experience had been limited to the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte and with a sweetness level too high for me to muster, I wrote off all pumpkin treats.
But then, my college roommates decided to make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast one morning. And that was our meet cute. Pumpkin and I have been going stead every Fall since.
The pancakes were impossibly fluffy, cooked to golden brown perfection, and infused with the flavors of pumpkin spice. The real pumpkin in the batter was sweet and added moisture for the perfect pancake texture. For the next three months I made a mondo batch of these cakes and stored the batter in my fridge so that I could cook them up even on weekday mornings.
Here is my ode to the original recipe that made me love pumpkin. This Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes has the same flavor and fluffy texture, but are both gluten free and vegan thanks to some tasty swaps. They are also naturally sweetened and made with whole grains. But who am I kidding with this one. The only thing I care about is that these Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes taste just as good as the real glutenous, dairy-filled thing.
Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes are light, fluffy, and packed with pumpkin spice. This one bowl breakfast recipe is gluten free, vegan, naturally sweetened and whole grain. Top them with syrup and butter or go bold with peanut butter and apples.
- 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup almond milk OR coconut milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk, pumpkin, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Add in the oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice and stir to combine.
- Set a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the pan for 3-5 minutes, or until its warm. Using a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the batter into the pan. Cook the pancakes for 5 minutes, or until the surface has evenly darkened in color , including the middle. Flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the pancake is firm, not squishy, when you poke the center. Repeat with the remaining pancakes.
- Serve pancakes topped with syrup and vegan butter, if desired.
To keep the first pancakes warm while the others are cooking, I place them on a plate in the oven on the lowest temperature possible - usually around 180-200 degrees. They stay warm until all the pancakes are done and everyone is ready to eat!
For a nut-free pancake, swap in oat or rice milk in place of the almond milk and cane sugar in place of coconut sugar.