Oh holy weekend, thank goodness you are here! It’s been a busy one and unfortunately next week is looking even busier. I’m heading out this morning to run the Color Me Rad 5k and I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes. I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty fun!

If you ask me, I think pancakes and weekends go pretty perfectly together, actually I’m up for pancakes any day of the week. When I think of my weekend breakfast it usually involves pancakes or waffles. What are some things that you associate with the weekend?

On my list are:

  • grilling out
  • sleeping in
  • PJs all day long
  • grocery store
  • lazy mornings
  • family fun

These don’t always happen and sometimes the weekends can be even busier than the week, but one can always hope.

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Kabocha pancakes are super easy and even easy enough to make during the week, which I often do. You can also change things up according to what ingredients that you have on hand. For example, the other day I had some leftover roasted butternut squash, so I used that instead and oh my….they were delish. I personally like making one big pancake as big as my head, but you can totally divide the batter up and make a couple of regular sized pancakes.

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Kabocha Squash Pancake (serves one)
Ingredients:
1/3 cup kabocha squash, cooked and mashed (butternut squash, sweet potato or pumpkin works too)
2 eggs or 3 egg whites, lightly beat
1 tbsp ground flax
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
generous sprinkle of ginger
packet of stevia (optional)

Instructions:
Stir and combine squash, egg, flax, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and stevia. Pour mixture onto heated and greased pan. Continue to cook on med-high heat for about 7-10 mins on one side, flip and cook 3-5 mins on the other side.
Top with all of your favorites and enjoy!

195 calories per pancake without toppings and using two eggs.

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I’ve got a couple of other variations of this pancake on the blog, if you’re interested.

Paleo Flax Pumpkin Pancake

Paleo Pumpkin-Banana Pancake

Something to think about…..

What are your favorite pancake toppings? I love nutbutter, maple syrup, yogurt, fruit and shredded coconut.

Ever tried a flourless pancake?

Anyone ran the Color Me Rad race?

What fun plans do you have this weekend?

Enjoy you weekend!