I’ve got an incredibly decadent recipe for vegan pumpkin pancakes to share with you today. While the ingredients boast some great health benefits, these pancakes don’t compromise on fluff or taste.
Pumpkin pancake recipe
Who said pancakes can’t be nutritious?! My family loves a good Saturday morning pumpkin pancake breakfast, though I often get a sugar crash after eating a few. This recipe for vegan pumpkin pancakes doesn’t have the same affect on me, and that’s due to the rawkstar ingredient list.
Whole wheat flour
One serving of whole wheat flour contains 13.2 grams of protein and 10.7 grams of fiber. That alone gives this pancake recipe a powerful boost, and lowers the sugar intake.
The star of this vegan pancake recipe, pumpkin, has a great deal of health benefits. It contains more potassium than a banana, 7 grams of fiber, and beta carotene, which is needed for both eyesight and skin health. It was even used in a study of diabetic patients, which showed its ability to lower blood sugar levels.
Flax eggs for vegan pancakes
This healthy vegan substitute for eggs is a great baking trick. For 1 flax egg, simply add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to 3 tablespoons of water. Mix, then allow to sit for a few minutes before adding to a baking mixture. Flaxseed is a versatile superfood ingredient that is packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. The US National Library of Medicine states flaxseed is high in antioxidants and beta carotene.
Homemade pumpkin spice blend
This vegan pumpkin pancake recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any on hand, then you can easily make this blend at home! My simple recipe includes:
- 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
Just add these spices to a jar and shake, then it’s ready to use. Don’t be afraid to adjust the spice amounts based on taste preferences. The cardamom adds a bit of complexity to the flavor of the mix, which I like. You can make a large batch to have on hand for all things pumpkin spice this season, or toss it together just when needed. 2 teaspoons of this blend will take these vegan pumpkin pancakes to the next level.
More vegan pumpkin recipes
Do these vegan pumpkin pancakes have you craving all things fall? Here’s a great list of more vegan pumpkin recipes:
- Maple Pumpkin Smoothie
- Vegan Pumpkin Soup
- Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
- Pumpkin Chia Pudding: Thrive Winter Reset
- Autumn Bliss Smoothie Bowl: Simple Green Smoothies book
- Pumpkin smoothie for fighting PCOS
I’d love for you to try this vegan recipe and let me know what you think. Leave a comment with your review of this recipe, and also some of your other fall favs.
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, soaked in 6 Tbsp water
- 2 tbsp maple syrup, plus more for serving
- 1 tbsp melted vegan butter, plus more for cooking and serving
- Whisk flour, baking powder, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and sea salt together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk milk, pumpkin puree, flaxseed mixture, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon melted butter until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. The mixture should have a few lumps and not be completely smooth. If the batter is too thick, thin out with a little more milk.
- Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little butter to the pan or griddle and spread it evenly. Ladle about 1/3 cup of the batter onto the heated, butter griddle or pan, working in batches as needed.
- Serve with maple syrup or jam.