Pancakes with butter squash, cinnamon and peanut butter

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There’s nothing quite like a comfort breakfast food, especially on cold and rainy autumn mornings. Waking up to deliciously soft, creamy, warm and fragrant pancakes really makes a difference, at least to me. Aromas and flavours of a butter squash, cinnamon, peanut butter and oats all together create one perfect melt in your mouth bite of fluffiness. Paired with some homemade cinnamon & spices plum or some raw honey and autumn life looks good 🙂

These are very easy and quick to make, in just about 15 minutes you can make a stack like this one. Though there are some preparations needed such as baking the butter squash a day before. Just peal and cut the butter squash in even pieces and bake in the oven until soft which takes about 20 to 30 min on 180C. Now let’s make the pancakes.

What you’ll need for about 15 pancakes

  • 250g rolled oats
  • 200g butter squash baked
  • 1 ripen banana
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • rice milk, about 70-100ml

How to make them:

  • Blend the oats into flour and add all the rest of the ingredients except rice milk.
  • When all the ingredients are mixed, start slowly adding rice milk to make a thick batter. The quantity of the milk can vary depending on the texture of the other ingredients, for example my peanut butter was a bit more runny and the banana very ripen and thus very moist so I needed less milk. Just keep pouring and stirring and you’ll see when to stop, the batter should be very thick.
  • Then simply fry them on a pan, no oil at all, all they need is about half a minute each side as most of the ingredients in fact do not need any more cooking.

Now these may look naughty, but are actually really good for you. Full of good carbs, proteins, fibers and fats, the star of this dish is a true mood booster. The butter squash, as well as all other pumpkins, contains a special amino acid that serves as a mood lifter. Besides this one, it bursts with potassium, even more than a banana so these pancakes can be an excellent snack after a training. It’s also good for the skin and the eyesight with plenty of vitamins A, E, C, copper, magnesium, omegas 3 & 6. And another thing, it’s very poor on calories only 26cal in 100g, so it’s a real friend in keeping a body weight.

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