Butternut Squash Pancakes are GAPS Legal, paleo pancakes and oh, so good! This butternut squash pancake recipe is not only easy but also delicious and healthy - definitely a win-win! Not convinced? Watch the video to see how easy they are to make!
One vegetable our garden produces a ton of, it is butternut squash. With its sweet nutty flavor, everyone loves it - it is definitely a family favorite.
I am glad too, since butternut squash is a great source of vitamins A, C and E, magnesium and potassium.
You can read more about the 7 Health Benefits of Butternut Squash if you need some convincing in Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe!
Butternut Squash Pancakes Video
I learn best by watching someone else. So, watch the video and see for yourself just how easy it is to make Paleo Pancakes!
Butternut Squash Pancakes Video Resources
I love knowing what other people use and why they like particular products. Here is a list of resources that you see me use in the video and why I like it. Most links will take you to Amazon.
- Cast Iron Skillet - I love cooking with cast iron. It's natural nonstick coating is easy to maintain and the heat is so easily distributed.
- Almond Flour - I use this brand and really like it.
- Glass Milk Bottle - These bottles work great for serving things like syrup, salad dressing and I even use them as vases for wild flowers.
My History with Butternut Squash Pancakes or Paleo Pancakes
To be honest, before going on the GAPS diet, I had never even tried butternut squash! It was just not a vegetable that my mother ever cooked and I have tended to cook like she did!
My first attempt was with Butternut Squash Soup and that was delicious. But, it was not until the third stage of the GAPS Introduction that I started making Butternut Squash Pancakes.
After the first two stages of the introduction diet, everyone was hungry for anything resembling a "real" pancake and these were definitely a hit!
After several years of being off the GAPS diet, I am back on it to help get rid of my eczema naturally I have worked through the Introduction stages and am now on the full GAPS diet to help and, it is working by the way!
When I first began having them, little did I know that they were also a paleo pancakes recipe! I love eating healthy and plan to continue - food truly can be medicine!
Butternut Squash is Good for You!
BBC Good Food recently did a special spotlight of this particular squash, and I'd like to share some of the health benefits of butternut squash they highlighted:
Is butternut squash good for eye health?
Research has shown that certain phytonutrients, such as zeaxanthin and lutein, may help to protect eye health. Butternut squash contains both of these carotenoids. Vitamin A also plays a role in eye health and healthy cell renewal. Diets that are high in fruit and vegetables, including butternut squash, are rich in antioxidants which appear to offer eye protection benefits.
Can butternut squash help to support the immune system?
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can go a long way towards supporting your body's natural defenses, although there's no guarantee that you won't succumb to a cold. Beta-carotene, found in butternut squash, helps to support the natural function of the immune system, along with vitamin A which can help to prevent infections...
Is butternut squash good for digestion?
Just 100g of butternut squash contains around 3g of fiber, which is 10% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of fiber for adults. According to the NHS, most of us don’t eat enough fiber, getting around just 18g a day. There is strong evidence that fiber is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, bowel cancer and type 2 diabetes. But that it can also help digestion and prevent constipation.
Tips for Making Butternut Squash Pancakes or Paleo Pancakes:
- I roast my butternut squash for this recipe (and most others too!) because it intensifies the flavor. Roasting is the easiest method of preparation and you don't kill your hands using the potato peeler! See Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe.
- Don't just think "pancakes" = "breakfast" - these are great served as a side dish to accompany other dishes or even alone!
- Butternut squash keep for long periods of time as long as they are kept cool so stock up when they are on sale.
Top Butternut Squash pancakes with one or more of the following:
- Maple syrup
- Jam - Instant Pot Strawberry Jam is delish on them!
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter
- Nothing - Yes, they taste great plain!
How to Make Butternut Squash Pancakes or Paleo Pancakes Step by Step
- Cook butternut squash and mash. See Roast Butternut Squash Recipe Photo 1
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Photo 2
- Using a hand mixer or a whisk, mix well. Photo 3
- In a hot skillet with a bit of oil in it, pour 1/4 c. of batter and cook over medium heat until browned, flipping once. Photo 4
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Butternut Squash Pancakes
- 2 c. butternut squash cooked and mashed
- 1 c. nut butter or nut flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda optional
- 2 tbsp tallow, lard or coconut oil
- Cook butternut squash and mash. Cut the squash into cubes and boil until tender or Roast Butternut Squash
- Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer.
- Place a small amount of tallow, lard or coconut oil into a preheated skillet and melt.
- Pour 1/4 c. of batter into the skillet and cook over medium heat until browned.
- Flip the pancake once and cook the other side until brown.
- Serve warm and Enjoy!
- Roasting butternut squash intensifies the flavors plus it is easier on your hands!
- Pancakes are NOT just for breakfast - these make great sides to go with other meals.
- Butternut squash is a winter squash and will keep for long periods of time uncooked, if kept cool.
What is your favorite way to eat Butternut Squash Pancakes - honey, maple syrup, jam, plain? Leave a comment - I would love to know!