Pic of Pumpkin (or squash) pancakes

Pumpkin (or squash) pancakes

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Pumpkin (or squash) pancakes

Pudding & Cake Serves 10 30 min
This is a twist on the traditional version of a Scotch (or American) pancake, incorporating pumpkin flesh for added moistness and sweetness. Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a couple of tea towels until they're all reading to serve.


  • 150g pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 30g caster sugar (about 2 tbsp)
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • about 2 tbsp milk
  • oil for greasing, e.g. sunflower
  • maple syrup or honey, to serve


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Steam or boil the pumpkin until soft (about 10 minutes). Purée in a food processor (or mash really well) and leave to cool.
  • Step 2

    Mix the flour, sugar, cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and salt together in a large bowl. Add the eggs and cooled pumpkin purée. Whisk together, then gradually add enough milk (about 2 tablespoons) until the mixture has the consistency of double cream.
  • Step 3

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan or flat griddle pan. Add a little oil and use a piece of kitchen paper to grease the pan all over. Add a large tablespoon of the pancake mixture and repeat; you'll probably have room for about four at a time. Fry on a low to medium heat, until you see bubbles forming all over the top of the pancake.
  • Step 4

    Gently use a pallet knife to turn the pancakes (they should be a golden brown colour), then cook for a minute or so, until golden brown on the other side. Cook in batches and keep warm, wrapped in a clean tea towel. Serve drizzled with maple syrup, or honey.

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