a simple fall breakfast: 2-ingredient paleo pancakes

happy Friday! I thought I'd share my Tuesday breakfast / thoughts, because it's honestly perfect for any fall breakfast (or snack, or dinner...)

when you wake up on a Tuesday morning thinking 1) it's Friday and 2) realizing it's 34 degrees outside, you kind of just want some comfort food for breakfast.

good thing my go-to comfort breakfast, a big bowl of oats, is a big bowl of no-no according to the Paleo rules.

kind of depressing, since oatmeal is like a big hug and takes less than 5 minutes to make. I was left with the thought of "what the F do I eat for breakfast??"

being horrendously unprepared for a Paleo lifestyle, I didn't have almond or coconut flour AKA some of the only flours you can use. I settled on "2 ingredient" butternut squash pancakes and hoped that making this wouldn't make me late for work.

I've made 2 ingredient banana pancakes in the past, and while they were good, I wouldn't call them pancakes per se. they're more like warm bananas (but at least they didn't taste like eggs). 

these turned out way better, but still aren't very "pancake-y." they are, however, a great light breakfast and would be perfect pre-workout.

2-ingredient sweet potato paleo pancakes

butternut squash pancakes

serves 2 | time: 15 minutes | breakfast | paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian


adapted from Wellness Mama

  • 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1 egg (use 2 for a fluffier pancake but be careful of this tasting like a scrambled egg)
  • coconut oil for pan

optional add-ins (strongly recommend):

  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin spice
  • cinnamon
  • banana

other add ins:

  • pepitas
  • raisins
  • coconut flakes


  1. measure out the squash puree and put into a bowl.
  2. add egg(s) and whip until it achieves a smooth consistency. it may help to add banana or honey for sweetness; I strongly recommend adding vanilla extract and some spices for an added kick.
  3. in a pan, heat up 1/2 tsp of coconut oil. when it's all melted, pour the pancake mixture into the pan. If adding in mix-ins like raisins, add now. flip when ready.
  4. top with whatever you please & enjoy!