Coconut Winter Squash Pancakes

Saturday morning is pancake morning in our house, and I decided to try adding some veggies to the mix this morning for a more fall-themed flavor.  It may still feel like summer here in Texas, but in West Virginia, where I grew up, they are enjoying cooler temperatures… and I can pretend, can’t I?

Coconut Winter Squash Pancakes

What you need:

1 small acorn squash

1 cup coconut flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup water

10 eggs

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

Pierce acorn squash 6 times with a knife.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Turn over.  Microwave another 3 minutes or until soft.  (My acorn squash was small.  If you have a larger one, it may take a little longer.)

Split squash in half and gently scoop out seeds.  Allow to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, mix coconut flour and baking soda in a mixing bowl.  Add the other ingredients and mix well.  Scoop squash “meat” from the skin and mix with batter until well blended.

Spoon onto a lightly oiled skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.  Garnish with fresh fruit and serve with a side of bacon.  (We eat turkey bacon in our house.)

These are not sweet like traditional pancakes, and having each bite with a slice of strawberry was just enough sweetness for myself and my boys.  My husband likes adding some pure mape syrup on top.

My older son (almost 3 years old) got creative halfway through the meal and said, “Look!  I made a dinosaur!”  I can see it… can you?  🙂

This was a perfect way to start the day together as a family!  My husband and I are heading out the door in a few minutes for a fun gig – our trio Triforia Winds will be performing this afternoon at a Bachendorff’s on behalf of the Dallas Wind Symphony.  Tune in to WRR between 1:00-3:00 (http://www.wrr101.com/listen/) and you might catch a few notes of our performance!

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3 responses to “Coconut Winter Squash Pancakes

  1. May just have to try this. I think even some pumpkin and some nutmeg might be nice. Thanks for posting.

  2. I think pumpkin would work great! I’ll try that next time!

  3. Pingback: 26 Tasty and Filling Savory Paleo Pancake Recipes

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