Keto Pumpkin Pancakes
If you haven’t tried pumpkin on a ketogenic diet, you’re missing out! Not only is pumpkin packed with vitamins and beneficial compounds for your eyes and brain, it also tastes delicious in sweet and savory recipes. These fluffy pumpkin pancakes make the most of this tasty vegetable without too many added carbs.
Related: Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs
Pumpkin pancakes are so easy to make — you only need a blender or hand mixer and a skillet. To keep it keto, serve with a generous helping of grass-fed butter or ghee. (You could also drizzle maple syrup for a paleo-friendly topping, but enjoy that for special occasions and don’t use it every day.) Serve pumpkin pancakes with low-carb drinks like original Bulletproof Coffee or warming bone broth for a cozy keto and paleo breakfast.
Upgraded Pumpkin Pancakes
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or from a BPA-free can)
- 1 tablespoon birch xylitol or stevia to taste
- 1 teaspoon paleo baking powder
- 1/2 cup almond or flax meal
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2-3 tablespoons collagen peptides
- Grass fed butter or ghee for greasing and topping
- Combine all ingredients in a blender on low speed, or in a bowl with a hand mixer.
- Grease a cast iron skillet with grass-fed butter or ghee
- Cook pancake mixture on a low heat until each side is golden brown and pancakes are puffed up (about 3 minutes each side)
- Serve warm with a generous helping of butter.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving):
- Calories: 203
- Total Fat: 12.6g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 210mg
- Sodium: 231mg
- Total Carbs: 12.7g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Sugars: 2.3g
- Sugar Alcohols: 3g
- Net Carbs: 5.9g
- Protein: 13g
Note on ingredients: Except for coconut, all nuts are considered “suspect” on the Bulletproof Diet because of their high levels of omega-6 fats that can oxidize and contribute to inflammation. Nuts are also susceptible to mold and contain lectins, nutrient-sapping compounds that can be tough on your gut. Use nuts in moderation, or remove them from your diet and reintroduce in small amounts to test your sensitivity. Flax meal can be harsh on your stomach, so enjoy in moderation (and grind it fresh to reduce fat oxidation).
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