Pumpkin and cornmeal pancakes with dairy free maple cream

  • Skill Medium
  • Prep time 30 mins
  • Cook time 20 mins
  • Servings 8 (makes 20 pancakes)
Pumpkin and cornmeal pancakes with dairy free maple cream


Pancake batter
1 3/4 cups So Good™ Unsweetened Almond & Coconut Milk
1/2 cup (125ml) pumpkin puree
1 tbs brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups brown rice or quinoa flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda

Dairy-free maple cream
1 cup walnut or pecan halves
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
pinch fine sea salt
2 tbs margarine
340g firm silken tofu
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon, optional


  1. Whisk together the So Good™ Almond & Coconut Milk Unsweetened, pumpkin, brown sugar, egg and 1 tbs of the oil in a large bowl. Whisk in the flour, cornmeal, mixed spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda until well combined.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frypan over medium heat. Lightly grease with the remaining oil. Stir batter once more (it will be thick). If batter is too thick, add an extra ¼ cup So Good™ Almond & Coconut Milk Unsweetened or water.
  3. Spoon 2 tbs of the batter into the pan. Use the back of a tablespoon to spread out the batter to make a 10cm circle. Pancake will be ready to flip when the underside is golden brown and there are bubbles on top, about 3-4 minutes each side.
  4. Flip and cook the pancake until the centre springs back when pressed. Keep pancakes covered to keep warm.
To make the maple cream
  1. Combine nuts, 1/4 cup of the syrup, salt and margarine in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes, until the nuts become fragrant and the mixture thickens up a little.
  2. Blend nut mix with remaining ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor until perfectly smooth. Chill for at least 4 hours to thicken.


  • To make 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, peel and remove the seeds from 500g pumpkin. Dice pieces and place in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook on the stovetop for 15 minutes, until tender. Pour through a sieve or colander. Leave to drain, then puree the flesh in high speed blender or food processor, or simply mash with a fork.
  • Yams make an excellent substitute for the pumpkin.
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