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These butternut squash pancakes are made with oats, eggs, and warming spices! They’re super easy to make in a blender, only 7 ingredients (plus toppings) and add a nutritious punch to breakfast. Recipe is both gluten-free and dairy-free.

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These banana oat pancakes are one of the most popular recipes on my blog and they inspired me to make this butternut squash version to switch things up! This recipe uses canned butternut squash purée (which has a similar texture to bananas), so it comes together pretty quickly.

As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that these tasty pancakes are healthy and nutritious, too! The main ingredients – butternut squash, rolled oats, and eggs – all pack in a bunch of nutrition benefits, including fiber and protein (I go into more detail below if interested).

Feel free to make these in advance and add toppings as desired. I’ve included some storage tips and topping ideas for you below as well. Enjoy!

Want more butternut squash ideas? Check out my roundup of healthy winter squash recipes for inspiration!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make these butternut squash pancakes are 7 simple, pantry-friendly ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Instead of butternut squash, you can try this with canned pumpkin puree or canned sweet potato puree. Both will pair well with the spices in this recipe.
  2. If you want to make homemade butternut squash puree, you can of course do that too!
  3. If you don’t have a blender, you can use oat flour instead of rolled oats to make this recipe. Simply whisk them together with the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then follow the remainder of the directions.
  4. For a gluten-free recipe, please be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
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Topping Ideas

There are so many things you can top these butternut squash oat pancakes with! Some of my favourites are:

  • creamy nut butter – like peanut or almond
  • chopped raw nuts – like walnuts or pecans (BONUS points if you use toasted nuts for added flavour!)
  • a dollop of greek yogurt or dairy-free alternative
  • maple syrup and/or raisins for extra sweetness

NOTE – there are NO added sugars in the pancake recipe itself. I love giving you the opportunity to add sweetness as desired (we all have different preferences for sweet). I personally love these with a sprinkle of raisins and a drizzle of maple syrup!

Can You Make This Recipe In Advance?

Yes definitely! Feel free to make the pancake batter ahead of time. Keep it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days before using.

How To Store & Reheat Leftover Pancakes

If you have any leftover pancakes, you can easily store them in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Simply cover the pancakes in foil or store them in an airtight container or bag. You can quickly reheat them in the microwave.

If you’d prefer to freeze these pancakes, place a sheet of wax or parchment paper between each pancake (so they don’t freezer together), then wrap them tightly in foil or place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.

Frozen pancakes will keep up to 2 months. You can reheat frozen pancakes in the microwave or in the oven.

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Butternut Squash Pancakes Nutrition Benefits

Butternut Squash Nutrition

  • an excellent source of vitamin A + vitamin C – one up provides 457% and 52% of your daily needs, respectively!
  • a source of other micronutrients, like:
    • vitamin E
    • magnesium
    • potassium
    • manganese
    • B-vitamins
  • rich in antioxidants like beta-carotene
  • an excellent source of dietary fibre

Oat Nutrition

  • are a great source of dietary fibre and plant-based protein
  • an excellent source of B-vitamins, like:
    • thiamin
    • folate
    • pantothenic acid
  • packed with essential minerals, like: 
    • manganese
    • phosphorus
    • magnesium
    • copper
    • iron
    • zinc

Egg Nutrition

  • an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is essential for building and repairing our muscles, organs, skin, hair, nails, and other body tissues
  • packed with a ton of important nutrients, like:
    • vitamin A
    • vitamin D
    • vitamin E
    • vitamin B12
    • iron
    • selenium
    • choline
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These butternut squash pancakes are made with oats, eggs, and warming spices! They're super easy to make in a blender, only 7 ingredients (plus toppings) and add a nutritious punch to breakfast. Recipe is both gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blenderhigh-speed blender, blend oats until they become a flour (this takes less than a minute).
  • Add butternut squash, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the blender, and blend again until a smooth batter forms. Scrape down the edges of the blender as necessary to combine.
  • Let batter sit for about 10 mins to thicken. You can either transfer it to a bowl or leave it in the blender.
  • Heat skillet with oil or butter over medium heat. Add about 2 spoonfuls of pancake batter per pancake, cooking for a few mins on each side. Repeat until all batter is used (recipe as written makes about 8 smaller pancakes).
  • Serve pancakes and add toppings as desired (ideas below). Enjoy warm!

Notes

*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS + INGREDIENT SWAPS:
  • Instead of butternut squash, you can try this with canned pumpkin puree or canned sweet potato puree. Both will pair well with the spices in this recipe.
  • If you want to make homemade butternut squash puree, you can of course do that too!
  • If you don’t have a blender, you can use oat flour instead of rolled oats to make this recipe. Simply whisk them together with the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then follow the remainder of the directions.
  • For a gluten-free recipe, please be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
  • There are NO added sugars in the pancake recipe itself. I love giving you the opportunity to add a sweetener when serving as desired (we all have different preferences for sweet). If you want them to grab-and-go, you may want to add some maple syrup to the batter itself. I would go for about 1-1.5 Tbsp :). Alternatively, you could try sprinkling some raisins in the pancakes too!
 
*TOPPING IDEAS:
  • creamy nut butter – like peanut or almond
  • chopped raw nuts – like walnuts or pecans (BONUS points if you use toasted nuts for added flavour!)
  • a dollop of greek yogurt or dairy-free alternative
  • a drizzle of maple syrup and/or a sprinkle of raisins for extra sweetness
 
*STORAGE/MAKE AHEAD:
  • Feel free to make the pancake batter ahead of time. Keep it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days before using.
  • If you have any leftover pancakes, you can easily store them in the fridge for 1-2 days.
  • Simply cover the pancakes in foil or store them in an airtight container or bag. You can quickly reheat them in the microwave.
  • If you’d prefer to freeze these pancakes, place a sheet of wax or parchment paper between each pancake (so they don’t freezer together), then wrap them tightly in foil or place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Frozen pancakes will keep up to 2 months. You can reheat frozen pancakes in the microwave or in the oven.

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