Jump on it, I did.
Honestly, after the first time I tried kabocha squash I just didn't get it. I didn't understand why everyone was raving about this particular type of squash. I found it dry and quite bland compared to other squashes; I wasn't impressed. But, I'm all about second chances and I started think that maybe, just maybe the kabocha squash I had was an older one that had dried out.
So, I gave it a second chance and guess what?
I'm in love.
The second that this creamy, butter-like, rich-flavoured squash entered my mouth I finally understood exactly why everyone goes crazy for it. Although I am not sure that it is my favourite type of squash, I do love it and will be on the look out for it whenever in a grocery store. Unfortunately, they seem quite hard to come by. However, if you're lucky enough to have a kabocha squash on hand at the moment, I have a delicious recipe for you that is absolutely perfect for this Sunday morning!
Pancakes are most definitely the perfect Sunday morning breakfast.
These panackes turned out perfectly and tasty enough to share only after the first try! It was like it was meant to be.
They are fluffy and moist (yes, I said moist because it describes the texture perfectly!), yet they are still firm enough to form the perfect pancake and not make a mess of your pan when trying to flip them.
The pancakes are naturally sweet from the squash, but also have a hint of nuttiness from the peanut flour.
Anyone who is fall-obsessed like myself will love these pancakes, so get cooking!
Nutty Kabocha Pancakes
Makes 3 pancakes
1/2 cup cooked kabocha squash
1/4 cup peanut flour
1/4 cup egg whites or 1 whole egg
oil (I like using coconut oil)
Mix all ingredients together in a blender until batter forms. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Once oil is melted, pour batter into pan and cook like you'd normally cook a pancake (flipping when bubbles form on top).
I served my pancakes with peanut flour sauce (peanut flour & almond milk mixed together) and fresh figs! It was delicious and perfect for the season
Figs were the ingredient of the week for Heather's Meatless Monday A – Z, so make sure you check out her link up tomorrow (Monday, September 17th) because everyone's recipes are always so impressive!
Have a beautiful Sunday, loves! I am going to be doing homework all day long (wish me luck!), but tomorrow I will be doing a vlog-style Marvelous Monday because I have some pretty exciting news to tell you about that I think will perfect to share during tomorrow's Marvelous Monday!