Pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes

In Russia, pumpkin grows in zones with mild and continental climate. Pumpkins are harvested in autumn and used in many recipes. Very popular and easy to cook are, for example, little juicy pumpkin pancakes with honey and sour cream.

400 g (=0.9 lb) pumpkin
200 g (=1.6 cup) wheat flour
100 ml (=1/2 cup) milk or whey
2 eggs
4 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
250 ml (= 1.1 cup) sour cream
pinch of backing soda
butter or oil for frying


  1. Peel and grate pumpkin on a fine grater.
  2. Separate egg whites and yolks. Beat egg whites and sugar until stiff.
  3. Combine egg yolks, honey, milk, flour, baking soda and salt. Make smooth creamy batter. Carefully stir in whipped egg whites.
  4. Add grated pumpkin and mix well.
  5. Heat butter or oil in a pan. Pour a little bit of batter on the pan using a tablespoon. Cook both sides until golden brown.
  6. Serve with sour cream.

Variation: use oatmeal instead of flour.

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