Pumpkin makes a great dessert.
I really love it mixed into yogurt bowls, as ice cream, or as bread. I do not like pumpkin pie. It’s texture thing… maybe too close to white potatoes? I digress.
This post has nothing to do with pie. I tried something new with my pumpkin – I made it a savory breakfast! It’s actually just a new version of my sweet Pumpkin Pan-lette… a Mexican Pumpkin Pan-lette! Some may consider this strange. It also happens to be good.
I added Mexican-inspired spices to the pumpkin and egg mix in order to make this part omelette, part pancake creation a smoky, spicy breakfast.
Pico de gallo and some runny #yolkporn (a.k.a. syrup) topped this. Someone on Instagram suggested bacon… which would have been brilliant. If you make it, add bacon.
Mexican Pumpkin Pan-lette
- 1/2 C egg white
- 1/2 C pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Topping ideas: fried egg, pico de gallo, bacon
Combine all pancake ingredients into a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Pour into a prepared (I used olive oil) skillet and cook as you would a pancakes (~2-3 mins on each side).
Meanwhile, prepare toppings. I used a fried egg and pico de gallo.
Plate your ‘cake-lette, top as desired, and enjoy!
Note: I made this as one huge pancake. In order to avoid flipping disaster, I finished mine under the broiler and turned it over onto my breakfast plate.
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Are you a pumpkin pie fan?
What's been your favorite pumpkin creation this season?