Paleo Butternut Squash Pancake Recipe- Gluten Free, Grain Free, Delicious

Ever since starting the Paleo 30 day reset diet with my family, I was struggling to figure out what to make for breakfast that was relatively quick to make, tasted good, and seemed "breakfasty". I immediately came up with the idea of butternut squash pancakes. I played around with many different recipes, and this is what I came up with as the final recipe- it has the right texture, looks like pancakes, and the kids say it tastes good. I honestly haven't tasted them because my body doesn't tolerate eggs well, but they devour the entire thing in minutes.
My kids aren't doing paleo 100% now, but I am still making breakfasts like this for them, because they are very healthy and nutritionally dense- veggies, proteins, fats, and carbs all together, the kids like them, and they aren't complicated or time consuming to make in the morning. To make this quick I bake the butternut squash the night before, or make this with leftovers I have in my fridge already. You can also use canned squash. This recipe is good for everyone, not just people making paleo food, because of how tasty and nutritious they are.
I actually puree butternut squash peel and all (I remove seeds) because I don't want to take the time to do that, and why not leave it on... But you can peel yours if you want.

Paleo Butternut Squash Pancake Recipe- Gluten Free, Grain Free, Delicious

2 cups cooked butternut squash, pureed (I'm sure this would work just fine with sweet potatoes or pumpkin instead)
4 small eggs or 2-3 extra large eggs
1/2 cup potato or tapioca starch (homemade potato starch is fine)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Coconut oil (or other oil) for frying

1. If your butternut squash is already pureed, just mix it with the other ingredients. If it's not pureed already, just throw it all in the blender/food processor until you have a uniform mixture.

2. Heat up the oil in the frying pan.

3. Pour it into the frying pan, let it cook on one side for a few minutes until browned, flip over, then cook on the other side.

4. Remove from the pan, let cook a few minutes, and enjoy!

Are you a fan of pancakes or squash in general? Does this look like a recipe your family would enjoy?

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  1. I am going to try this. ...once I whip up a batch of potato starch!

  2. Can you use gluten free flour instead of the potato starch?

    1. You can, it just wont be paleo anymore, but if thats not a concern for you, then go ahead.

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