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Coconut Pumpkin Pancakes


A taste of autumn, island style.

Autumn was always my favorite time of year when we lived in the Northwest. As we enter our third autumn here in Hawai’i I am finding ways to blend the familiar tastes of fall from here with favorites of the Northwest. My latest triumph was Coconut Pumpkin Pancakes. So ono, as they say here.

The recipe follows but I must say, if you can get a hold of some coconut syrup instead of maple syrup it will really sweeten up this Saturday morning treat.

Coconut Pumpkin Pancakes

1 cup flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup canned pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)

2 eggs

2 tablespoons coconut oil

3/4 cup milk

½ cup flaked coconut

Mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.

Pour batter onto hot griddle. Flip. Top with flaked coconut and coconut syrup.

Enjoy with much aloha!

  • Sherry Dennis

    Sounds yummy. I’ve got to try it. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
    Sherry in Mesquite Texas

  • Melissa from Canada

    Pumpkin in pancakes?!!!! YUM (my tastebuds scream!!!) Look forward to trying this recipie! Your oatmeal chocolate chippers and snockerdoodles have been BIG hits with my family for years now!!!! Thanks with much joy Robin! <3

    • I hope the pumpkin pancakes pass the test with your clan as well!

  • csthankful

    Ohhhh these sound nummy. The picture looks good enough to eat!

  • Sara Fortenberry

    Robin, this looks great. Can’t wait to try it. Will likely substitute almond milk for milk for flavor and to shave a few calories. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Almond milk. Great idea. We love almond milk. And oat milk. I think I’ll try one of those the next time I make this. Great suggestion, sweet Sara. I saw Melody a few weeks ago and it made me miss you and all those catch up moments we shared over the years at the tea you so graciously hosted at CBA.

  • fallisintheair

    As soon as I read this, I had to try! They are sooooo good! All of you need to try!!!!!! 😉

  • Frodo Lion Montreuil

    oooh! Must try! I wonder if that coconut creme stuff you get in a squeeze bottle up here thinned down could make a sweet syrup

    • It’s certainly worth a try!

      • Frodo Lion Montreuil

        I LOVED this recipe!!!

  • Johnna Traver

    Nice! Reminds me of when my sister taught Kindergarten on Maui at Doris Todd Memorial ~ every year she would bring a pumpkin into class and let the kids experience cutting it open, drying the seeds and cooking it to make pumpkin soup.

    • Doris Todd Memorial is such a great school. We know so many kids/adults that went there over the years. Sticking your hand inside a gooey pumpkin for the first time is always a memorable experience.

  • Tanya

    (This is Tanya’s teenage daughter) Hello! I just wanted to say thanks for writing me back Mrs.Robin! :) I was so excited when I got it in the mail! And it means so much more since its handwritten!

  • Tina

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m thinking of using pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, since pumpkin puree has virtually no taste of it’s own – which is why the cinnamon comes out on top & is so yummy – for the pumpkin flavor. Would I use the same amount of PPS as cinnamon? Also, would non-dairy egg replacer work as well as eggs? Never have used it, but daughter is vegan & want to send her the recipe.

  • God Lover

    Does it look positive for your production(s) of Christy and Todd?

    • We’re still in praying mode. I hope you’re praying with us!

      • God Lover

        You bet I am!

  • Rebecca Jo Cannon

    Oh sounds yummy! Living here in Maui with a son who’s a le Cordon Bleu Chef, & he loves pumpkin anything; this will be a treat to share with him! Mahalo for sharing Robin! I still like to keep some of that Northwest tradition too.

  • Brandy

    Fall is my favorite time of year. And these look delicious! Hope all is well with you, Robin! Be blessed this autumn season! (And let me know next time you’re in Colorado!) 😉

  • Shanna

    Robin, I have to tell you that you are my favorite author. My cousin introduced me to your Christy Miller books when I was 13 and I feel in love with your writing style. I’m 24 now and have read so many more of your books! I must tell you that you’ve been an inspiration in my life and I have learned a lot about the Lord from you. It’s so great to find Christian books to read that aren’t dull and boring. Yours are always so interesting and detailed. You seem like a very interesting woman and I want to meet you in heaven one day! Thanks for being a lovely woman of God & for using your gifts to bring other girls/women closer to our creator. Much love, Shanna.

  • Anna Passmore

    Dear Mrs. Robin Gunn, will you please write a book about Christy millers little girl My friend, Mackenzie, has a nephew with cancer and she loves your Christy miller series and Sierra jenson and Katie weldon and the collage years she loves them all, but you see her family doesn’t have a lot of money. She wants you to write more books all the time!!! She doesn’t own all your books she had to barrow them from me…. I have them all 😉 well I hope you can write more books about this series!! Loveing your books, Anna Passmore

  • Sharon Soden

    Hi Robin,
    My “sisterchicks” and I met you at Women’s Retreat this last April and fell in love! I have read all of your Sisterchick books, all of the Glenbrook series, Victims of Grace, and all of your novels. I gave my granddaughter your Christy Miller series, and she loves them. I can’t wait for your next book (I like the orange cover). My husband and I, and my sisterchick Lynn and her husband, are coming to Hawaii via Princess Cruises, and will be in Mauii on Halloween. The ship leaves the harbor at 6 p.m., so we will miss the festivities there. I printed the recipe for your Coconut Pumpkin Pancakes, and plan to shop for the Coconut Syrup while we are in Hawaii. God bless you! You are indeed a Missionary. I hope you never stop writing! ♥

  • Agatha

    Hi,Robin!!Thankyou so much for writing those books. I LOVE to read.If I am being lazy, then I am reading, of course!! GOD bless you, Robin! Are you writing those books alone? Or is somebody helping you?

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  • Meg

    Hi Robin, just made these this morning, the whole family approved. I had some Almond/Coconut Blend Milk on hand, so we used that in the pancakes, yum!