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  1. Wow! That is a gorgeous pic. It makes me want to try these right away!! I have the same issue with food pics. It’s one thing that keeps me from food blogging, but oh well. It looks like you’re getting the hang of it.

  2. I added about 1-2 tablespoons of coconut flour to the recipe and it was a lot easier to work with since it wasn’t so thin. Delicious pancakes and so easy. Thanks much, Lauren, for your wonderful recipes and very informative web site!

  3. I think that you are so inspiring. Your blog is beautiful and your recipes are some of the most creative recipes I’ve come across (and I’m constantly trolling blogs)! I love that this has only two ingredients, and since I had some leftover squash puree (butternut, not pumpkin) this morning, I decided to give this one a go. Yum, yum, yum!

    I also thought that this little p’cake might make a really nice wrap for some pulled meat or carnitas for a nice sweet/savory combo. Can’t wait to try it. I know I’ll be getting some mileage out of this recipe.

    Thanks Lauren!

  4. My kids wanted pancakes this morning, and I thought i’d try these so I could join them. I wish I had read the comments first and added some coconut flour to thicken them up. I loved them, but my as yet un-converted, flour-eating family weren’t impressed. One child said it tasted like pumpkin eggs not pumpkin pancakes, lol. Well, he was right, wasn’t he? Two out of three liked them, but said we should come up w/ a different name for them because they weren’t pancakes. 🙂 At any rate, 2 of 3 ain’t bad, right? We’ll keep plugging away at a slow conversion. I want my kids to learn to enjoy food that is good for them and not feel forced into eating “my way.” Thank you so much for providing all these wonderful alternatives to try out!

    • Hi, I used pure pumpkin and whisked the eggs first, then added the pumpkin and cinnamon. I found them to be the perfect density. I only put one teaspoon of cinnamon, definitely needs two. It was my first go at this, but it was wonderful to have an another option in the morning! Thanks Lauren!

  5. Lauren, these pancakes saved me! So many pancake recipes call for nut/coconut flours, and neither I can have. So simple and so delicious, these really are perfect on a Sunday morning. I like to top them with greek yogurt and a blueberry sauce (then I don’t need to have ANY sweetener!). I was wondering if you would consider writing a post about your daily routine – what you eat in a typical day, your go-to meals perhaps. I’m so curious! Thanks!!

  6. I just made a batch as I happened to have some homemade pumpkin puree in the fridge! Yum! I didn’t expect them to be this good. So quick and easy to make when you feel like a treat, they didn’t look as pretty as yours thou. Thanks for the recipe I definitely will make again 🙂

  7. I just made this recipe this morning and they were horrible. I am truly sorry to say something like that. I added a pinch of salt to them and some coconut flour to make them in to more of a batter and still nothing. I had to drown them in honey to get my son to eat them. Luckily I harvest the honey from my own property so it was incredibly fresh and natural. Unfortunately bland food is what I have been running into a lot trying to create a better lifestyle for myself and my family.

    I love the information on your website. I am, by choice, a stay at home Dad with two young boys and the information I have attained from your website and a few other has been invaluable. However, my wife, who is a very picky eater…..doesn’t like salad type picky eater…and and my older son (3), who is not a picky eater, are finding this diet to be an extreme challenge……especially at breakfast. Eggs every day isn’t going to cut it but I have yet to find a pancake, waffle, Paleo-like granola, etc., that has real flavor to it. Unless I use almond flour which is incredibly bad for you.

    Do you know of any other cook books or ideas for VERY picky eaters like my wife?

  8. I made these this morning, and they turned out great! All five of my kids approved. I changed the quantities a bit. 1 cup pumpkin puree (mine was quite runny), 6 eggs, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 Tbsp. coconut flour. We put yogurt and apple butter on top. We are brand new to grain free eating due to my daughter’s recent diagnosis with Type 1 DM. I’ve found your site very helpful!

  9. Dear Lauren,
    I been reading your articles ,trying your recipes, changed my eating drastically, I am type 2 DB, 2 years now, I stopped the meds after the first 2 months, they made me ill & nauseas.
    I been reading my brains out & barely eating anything except steam veggies, small bits meat, lots salads, low low carbs, & reading all labels, I don’t use processed foods brought my a1C way down, I tried the Ketogenic diet,with a Paleo, not sure what I was going to end up with, but I’m trying everything, I cook & prepare everything at home from scratch, no eating out. I’m glad I just read on your article about dairy/free milks, the silk almond unsweetened, I been using it for a long time to make my morning smoothies, since the Keto diet I have had loose bowels every single morning without fail & wonder if it is the milk? I can’t seem to get normalized & wonder what I’m doing wrong. I don’t claim to know everything but I got to get this under control & find out whats causing it. Food just goes right thru me. I’ve lost 40 some pounds in these 2 years, & just thought the dieting & eating all the organic foods that are good for you would take care of things, now I’m worried I’m not eating enough and cetainly don’t wish to lose any more weight.I’m 5’3 and 119 #’s. Any suggestions would be appreciated, I stopped the almond milk as well. Thank you,Joyce

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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