Gluten Free Spiced Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

I have a new recipe for you to try tomorrow morning:

Gluten Free Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes!

A fun seasonal variation on my old fave flour free protein pancake. You’re welcome.

Here’s a video showing just how easy this flour free pumpkin pancake is to make:

With the exception of occasional appearances in my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, pumpkin hasn’t gotten as much love on this blog recently as it did in previous years!

It was time to change that.


This recipe restored my love for pumpkin and for sneaking vegetables into breakfast.

All is right again with the world.


Gluten Free Spiced Pumpkin Pancake

Makes 1 pancake


  • 1 medium very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup canned (pureed) pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (great source of healthy fat!)
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • Few shakes of cinnamon, plus a pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves


Combine all above ingredients in a bowl (mash the banana first unless you want a big mess) and mix until somewhat uniform.

Then, pour the mixture into a small pan (an omelette sized pan works best — be sure to grease it first) over low heat. Let the pancake cook untouched about 10 minutes, or until it starts sizzling and the pancake is firm enough to flip.

Cook another minute or two on the other side, then serve and enjoy! I love topping mine with fresh blueberries and/or some plain yogurt (pictured) – no syrup needed!


This pancake is best enjoyed with a latte by its side… and while still in your PJs. 




If you like this recipe, you’ll love my High Protein & Flour Free Breakfast Pancake, too!

Also: give my Paleo Pumpkin Muffins a shot!

What’s your favorite kind of pancake?

Really love pumpkin?

Here are more recipes to try: Healthy Pumpkin Recipes.


  1. 1

    The pancake recipe looks delicious but I love that the picture you posted with the Anthro mug. I have the exact same one that I’m sipping coffee from as I type. :)

  2. 3

    That looks like your table from the patio! Are ya crazy??? Too cold … even with pancakes and a latte!!!!

    • 4

      Haha I certainly didn’t eat out there! I took pictures for 5 seconds and then went right back inside. :) The lighting inside our apartment is just atrocious for photos so if I want good ones, it needs to be on the patio!

  3. 5

    I love pumpkin anything. It has the most comforting taste. I will try this recipe this weekend. Thanks much.

  4. 6

    Definitely trying this! I try to be gluten free so I can’t wait. Have everything I need but the pumpkin so I am putting it on my grocery list. Thanks!

  5. 7

    Aw, man! Haha.. I was JUST looking for a GF pumpkin pancake recipe this morning! I couldn’t find one I liked so I played it safe and did regular GF. These would have been perfect! So close. Oh well.. I guess I’ll have to try again that much sooner! :)

  6. 8

    This would be great on a crisp fall morning!

  7. 9
    Healthy Eater says

    Looks great for a snowy Saturday morning!

  8. 10

    Libby and I are BESTIES!!! I am a little jealous she’s cheating on me with you, LOL! ;)

  9. 12

    Can’t wait to try these! I’m eliminating gluten in the month of February to see how it makes me feel, so I’m glad to have a pancake recipe. :-)

  10. 13

    NOM. I’m a-gonna try to veganize this!

  11. 14

    I really want to test out this type of pancake recipe cause I’m a pancakeaholic BUT I dont like the taste of bananas in bread (I know its weird). Can you taste the banana at all?

  12. 16

    I have a bit of extra pumpkin leftover in the fridge–this looks like the perfect way to use it up! I love fun pancake recipes :)

  13. 17

    Hi Anne,
    I can’t find the recipe that you posted about adding pumpkin to oatmeal so I am sticking this in here. I added 1/2 can of libby’s pumpkin at the end of the cooking of my steel cut oatmeal (4 servings). I served it with fresh ground nutmeg, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of raisins. My husband added nuts. It was amazing. So thank you for that suggestion. I am going to make the pancakes tomorrow.

  14. 19

    I attempted to make these this morning but failed big time. After about 8 minutes I tried to flip the pancake but it was stuck to the pan and ended up being a total loss. Bummer!

  15. 21

    This looks so yummy – I haven’t had a pancake in years! Do you have any recipes with Almond Butter? I have Justins Maple Almond Butter right now and feel like it could make a great gluten-free pancake?!

  16. 23

    I LOVE pancakes of almost any kind. My favorite is actually similar to yours, but I sub out the eggs and banana with no sugar added apple butter, and pumpkin:) I also use coconut flour to thicken it as well, which makes it super fluffy and cakey:) Thanks for sharing this recipe!:) I love your blog!

  17. 25

    I tried making these this morning but I was not quite successful. Maybe it is because I used home -made pumpkin puree instead of canned. But these pancakes where very hard to flip (I tried both large as well as small pancakes) and really where more like omlette-scrambled egg than a pancake. But I love the basic idea so next time I might try adding some sort of flour.

  18. 27

    Ah, that is a fabulous tip! Yes, I will give that a try!


  1. […] know that my favorite flour free breakfast pancake recipe also has a pumpkin variation? Here it is: Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Recipe. It even has a little recipe video to show you how to make it! I decided to bring it back on Sunday […]

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