Kabocha Squash Pancakes


Kabocha squash pancakes with tahini and maple syrup.

This recipe was inspired by the culinary genius that isΒ Marissa over at Pumpkin And Pomegranate.



  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats pulsed in food processor or blended until oat flour consistency
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • Generous sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 cup rice milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white (for vegan version, sub 2 TBSP ground flax seed mixed with 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup cooked pureed kabocha squash (can sub any winter squash or sweet potato)


  • Stir dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients and stir in cooked squash.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Fry pancakes in skillet with oil of choice. (I prefer unrefined coconut oil, ghee, or butter).


{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

HI BYE February 24, 2014 at 7:09 am



Annie August 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

Hi Heather, do you think I could leave out the Stevia ?


HEAB August 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Hi Annie,
I’m pretty sure you can just skip it. In fact, I’d probably make the pancakes without it myself these days. If the batter seems too runny, add a little more oat flour. Enjoy!


M February 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Hi Heather!
I’m generally incapable of following recipes but I managed to follow this one perfectly and the result was amazing! It is such a hearty and delicious breakfast. I’ve since modified it according to what I have at hand and how lazy I am and it always turns out delicious. I really enjoy your blog! I love the way you eat, I love butter, I love squash and pumpkin and many of your other favorites! Next stop: OAT BRAN!
Have a great day!


Carbzilla December 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I had a kabocha pancake disaster this morning – these just wouldn’t solidify and flip for me. I cooked them until I was sure the egg was cooked and just ate them all squishy and flumpy anyway. They were delicious, but I’ll have to work on my form. They just needed a little something more to hold them together.


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Carbzilla, As long as they were edible, then there was no disaster. πŸ˜‰


Ozlen December 20, 2009 at 9:04 am

Hey Heather- I made these this am for everyone even the picky hubby ate it. I served them with tukey bacon and used my stevia-vanilla dropper instead of stevia and vanilla seprately. They were delicious. I had mine with maple syrup pb.

One question – how many does this recipe serve in your house??

Thanks so much!



Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

Ozlen, So glad you enjoyed. Um, I ate the entire batch myself, but it should probably serve 2. πŸ™‚


Celestial December 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm

hot diggity dawg! I just made a half batch, with pumpkin, coconut butter and maple. oh life is a-ok right now.


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Celestial, Happy Pancake Sunday! Yours sounded delicious. πŸ™‚


Sarena December 2, 2009 at 3:54 pm

These pancakes look so good! I am definitely making these with my butternut squash that is dying to be used!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 2, 2009 at 4:34 pm

They were so good, and I think they’d be great with butternut squash. Enjoy Sarena!


Savannah Brentnall November 11, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Justine, you can buy gluten-free oats now, if that’s the issue for you.


Nicole November 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Holy cow I am trying these tomorrow. You better believe I will be letting you know how they turn out!


Shelby November 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Mmm, this sounds like perfection! I haven’t had pancakes in a long time!


Justine November 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

Heabs, I have to make these minus the oats. What do think would be a good sub?



Heather Eats Almond Butter November 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Justine, Marissa used buckwheat flour, and I’m sure any gluten free baking flour would work just fine. I want to try it with millet myself.


molly November 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

hey heather,
have you tried the flaxseed method of egg substitution before? it never seems to work quite right for me πŸ™
i love the sound of this recipe though. will give it a go!


Heather Eats Almond Butter November 2, 2009 at 10:08 am

Molly, Yes, I’ve tried it Brownie Batter Pancakesand in these falafel balls. Worked just fine in both, and yes, please try the kabocha pancakes. So good!


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