Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Almond Date Sauce

I don’t make pancakes often but when I do I make different versions of these nutrient-rich, gluten-free plantcakes. The first 3 ingredients listed (oats, banana, almond milk) are a great base for any pancake which can then be flavoured with seasonal fruit or vegetables (pumpkin in this case). Pumpkin has several evidence-based health benefits including: improved heart health, better eye health, and lower blood pressure.

You may find these much denser than typical pancakes which is why I shared them with a very grateful friend. Also, I like making mini pancakes so I have more for stacking. Enjoy!

Pancakes:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin (or more if you’re here for the pumpkin)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice (2 parts cinnamon to 1 part each all spice, nutmeg, ginger)

Almond Date Sauce:

  • 3 dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • almond milk to thin

How to:

  1. Blend pancake ingredients in a blender until it becomes a smooth enough consistency for pouring.
  2. Use a measuring cup (1/4 or 1/3 cup) to transfer and pour batter for each pancake on to a hot frying pan (with stove on medium heat).
  3. Cook pancakes until bubbles start to form, then flip them.
  4. Stack pancakes on a plate.
  5. Put sauce ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  6. Pour over stack and top with fruit and/or nuts.

PCOS Powers:

  • cinnamon = may help balance glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides in blood
  • almond milk = high in vitamin D and calcium (many women with PCOS are vitamin-D deficient)

 

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Angela G. says:

    Well, don’t these look delicious? 🙂 xx

    http://angieisagirl.wordpress.com/

    1. Thank you! I guarantee looks are not deceiving here!
      I will check out your blog, too. 🙂

  2. pinkiebag says:

    These look like the perfect autumnal pancakes, yum 😊. Thanks for sharing.
    http://pinkiebag.com/

    1. You are welcome! And I totally agree with you. I definitely have fall flavors on my mind.

  3. I seriously need to make these!! They look incredible! xo

  4. Yum! These pancakes sound delicious!

  5. Shann Eva says:

    Yum! I can’t remember the last time I had pancakes, so these would be super yummy. Can’t wait to try them!

  6. Gennifer Rose says:

    Hi Dylan!

    I am seriously obsessed with anything pumpkin flavored these days. Can’t wait to make these on a lazy Sunday morning this fall.

    xo Gennifer
    http://www.GenniferRose.com

  7. Jackie says:

    Love me some pumpkin pancakes…honestly, I love pumpkin anything!!

  8. Sammi says:

    Love this recipe! We make a lot of pancakes and I am always looking for new ideas. Plus, your sauce is so much healthier than syrup!!

  9. Barbara says:

    These would make an awesome breakfast or even a dessert. Great pic. 🙂 I love pumpkin.

  10. These sound phenomenal! Almond sauce? Wow!

  11. Valerie says:

    Wow those pancakes sure do look delicious! I just ate breakfast and now my tummy is rumbling just by looking at this picture

  12. Ashley says:

    I have never made pancakes other than blueberry or chocolate chip, but I am not a huge fan of pancakes. But these do look good!

  13. I am a pumpkin spice everything kind of girl!

  14. Mel says:

    These look so good and sound healthy too! I’m always looking for ways to use up old bananas and what better way than with a pancake.

  15. Katrina says:

    These look AMAZING AND SO yummy! Defiantly looks like a fancy brekkie I will have to try.

  16. Oh my yum! I haven’t made pancakes in forever but I think it’s time!

  17. Christie says:

    Pumpkin Spice PANCAKES?! How have I not heard of this before?! Sounds amazing – definitely something I’ll have to recreate – yum. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

  18. Margaret says:

    Great recipes. Never thought of almond sauce. Sounds good.

  19. I am definitely trying these!!

  20. These pancakes look amazing. I think I will treat my family to a big batch on Thanksgiving morning!

  21. tpicou10 says:

    These look so good! I’ll have to try the recipe for my husband.

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