The magic of eggs is something new to me. I always thought I hated them. Then I thought I had a sensitivity to them. And now that I’m experimenting with adding them back into my diet, I just want to play with them…. and make stupid easy concoctions like these delicious pancakes. I still can’t get over that you can mix together just a banana (in this case pumpkin too) and an egg and get pancakes. Mind. Blown.
There’s a blog I read called A House in the Hills and the author, who has Crohn’s disease, had a hilarious post this week about everything she’s learned about food… what foods are the devil… what’s killing you… what foods are perfect that if you’re not eating… you’re going to die. If you’ve ever scratched your head at what to eat, you will laugh at this.
Point being, it’s really easy to get wrapped up and lost in all the differing opinions out there on what’s good and what’s not. Truth is, we are the only ones who can truly know what foods really feed us – the foods our bodies thrive on. Figuring that out means learning to tune in and listen to your body’s signals which is much easier said than done. Especially in our i’mtoobusytositdowntoeatgottarunseeyalater lives. This is where I can help. If you want to learn how to to tune in and really start listening to what your body’s telling you, give me a call or drop me an email. I’d love to help you hone this sense so you can finally figure out how to eat the best foods possible for you.
I hope you enjoy these pancakes and have as much fun making them as I did. Here’s to new discoveries!
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
14 tsp nutmeg
dash of sea salt
virgin coconut oil
Peel banana and place in bowl, then mash well with a fork until smooth. Add pumpkin puree and combine. Add eggs and whisk to mix everything together. Add spices and stir to combine.
Heat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat. Add coconut oil and coat pan well. Ladle batter (I like to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup) and pour to form pancakes. Cook about 1-2 minutes until pancake begins to bubble in the center. Using a spatula, flip pancakes and cook another 1-2 minutes.
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