Three Ingredient Pumpkin Paleo Pancake

On New Year’s Eve our oven broke.  It was actually a blessing in disguise because that oven was old, cooked food unevenly, and the stove burners were hard to clean.  The Englishman and I headed to Home Depot and bought a beautiful GE Oven and Range that came with 5 burners and a self-cleaning oven.  Needless to say I was pretty excited.  In honor of the occasion, I finally perfected the three ingredient pumpkin paleo pancake.

three ingredient pumpkin paleo pancake almond butterI’ve seen three ingredient paleo pancakes around the blog world for a while now, but for whatever reason I couldn’t get on board with the banana and egg combo.  My pantry is currently overflowing with canned pumpkin from when I stocked up in the fall so I decided to make a pumpkin version instead.

Now to be perfectly honest, this three ingredient pumpkin paleo pancake is technically more like a crepe as it is thinner than your traditional pancake.  This particular recipe also has no sugar added, but feel free to add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit.

Lastly, this could technically be considered a four ingredient pancake because of the cinnamon, but I’m calling it three ingredient since the base is egg, flax and pumpkin.

This is a perfect quick breakfast to make before work or on a leisurely Sunday morning.  I personally prefer to top my pancake with almond butter for extra staying power, but feel free to top with fruit, syrup, or whatever your heart desires.

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Pancake (makes 1 large pancake)


1 large egg + 1 egg white

1 tbsp flax

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

pinch of salt and cinnamon


Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.

Pour your pancake batter into a greased skillet and cook over medium heat.  It will take about 3-4 minutes for your pancake to set.

Three ingredient pumpkin paleo pancake skilletGently flip your pancake and cook the other side for about the same amount of time, then enjoy your pancake!  Again, I like to smother mine with almond butter, but then again that’s just me.

Three Ingredient pumpkin paleo pancake This is a perfect recipe to help use all that extra canned pumpkin you may have lying around and to sneak in some extra omega 3’s for the day from the flax.

Any other three ingredient pancake recipes I should try?

3 thoughts on “Three Ingredient Pumpkin Paleo Pancake

  1. Karla @ Foodologie

    Oooh I like that you used pumpkin. I always use banana. I think once Emily (from a Nutritionist Eats) told me she does: Banana + Almond Meal + Egg. I think that might give it more of a pancake texture, but I haven’t tried it. I definitely want to try with pumpkin though!

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