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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

I’ll often roast a big batch of pumpkin during the week and then store it in the fridge. It’s perfect to add to salads and great to use in this recipe for a quick batch of pancakes.

Makes: 6 pancakes




  • ½ butternut pumpkin, peeled & cut into cubes (you’ll need 200g once it’s roasted)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 75g blanched almond meal
  • 75g brown rice flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • Coconut yoghurt, to serve
  • Maple syrup, to serve
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C. Pop the pumpkin pieces onto a tray, drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and bake in the oven until golden brown and cooked through, approx. 40 mins.
  2. Allow the pumpkin to cool slightly, then mash with a fork. Add the 2 eggs and stir to combine. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the olive oil) and gently fold everything together until you have a thick pancake batter.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add 2 spoonfuls of the batter and cook on each side for 5 mins until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Continue this process until you have approx. 6 pancakes.
  4. Serve warm with coconut yoghurt and maple syrup.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.