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Pumpkin Pancakes with Exotic Mushrooms, Sage and Ghee Recipe

Pumpkin Pancakes with Exotic Mushrooms, Sage and Ghee Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

A really delicious, indulgent savoury pancake when you need something a bit special. You could substitute sweet potato for the pumpkin or, to make it gluten-free, swap the spelt flour for gluten-free flour. Enjoy these Pumpkin Pancakes with Exotic Mushrooms, Sage and Ghee for breakfast!

Serves: 6



  • 2 small eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup milk
  • 90g pumpkin puree
  • 100g spelt flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 250g mixed mushrooms (enoki, oyster, pine, or field if you prefer), sliced
  • ¼ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 10 sage leaves
  • Ghee, for frying
  1. Combine eggs, milk and pumpkin puree in bowl.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt, and mix to combine.
  3. In frypan over medium heat, add a little ghee and then ¼ cup scoops of batter to pan.
  4. Cook for about 2 mins, or until golden and little bubbles are beginning to form on the surface.
  5. Flip and cook on the other side until golden.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. Remove pancakes and add 1 tbsp ghee to pan.
  8. Add mushrooms and walnuts and cook for a few mins or to your liking.
  9. Add sage leaves in last couple of mins of cooking time and allow them to crisp up a little.
  10. Serve pancakes topped with mushrooms, walnuts and sage leaves, and a drizzle of any ghee left in pan.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.