October 31 2020
Pumpkin is particularly rich in Vitamin A - (and abundant in time for cold and flu season, we think there is no coincidence, as Vitamin A is a first line defense in defending viruses - nature has her way...)
A highly nutrient dense food, we love pumpkin for this reason. Providing a significant source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that our body converts to into vitamin A and also rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C to name but a few.
Pumpkin is great for heart health, cancer prevention, and aiding in blood sugar regulation - all things that will support your fertility as well.
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1⁄4 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil (plus extra for pan frying)
Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, and maple syrup together.
Sift the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and baking soda into the wet ingredients.
Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat and then mix it into the batter.
Grease the skillet and spoon the batter into the skillet to make pancakes of your desired size. When a few bubbles appear, flip the pancakes once to finish cooking.
And for BONUS FERTILITY BOOSTING benefits - top your pancakes with hemp seeds, cocoa nibs, nut butters, cinnamon, and/or sesame seeds. You can also add flax and chia seeds to your batter (we sometimes add sunflower butter to the batter as well for a richer denser pancake....mmm, it's making our mouth water just thinking about it 😋) Don't be shy - they will be delicious in all ways.