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Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Topping

November, 2015 (Last Updated: August, 2019)

Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine reduction.

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Topping

Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes with Apples in a Red Wine reduction

Definitely just made us some “grown up” pancakes.

I was being totally rebellious when I made this recipe. More so experimental. I mean, the only other time I’ve ever cooked with alcohol was in a chilli! For some reason I said to myself, “I wonder what apples and red wine tastes like” and so I went for it.

Apples already go so well with pumpkin but the addition of the red wine really steps up the flavour and complexity of the topping. It is sweet and slightly sour – the red wine flavour remains super rich and perfectly enhances the dish.

These Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Sauce have just got one over my Almond Butter Banana Pancakes now.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Topping

Grown up Pancakes

Yes, alcohol isn’t Paleo but seeing as we’re in the holiday spirit, let’s have a gander with this one, shall we?

The red wine reduction here is aimed to be a much sweeter sauce than the one that usually goes with beef dishes. You’ll actually want to pick a red wine with a higher alcohol content (*wink wink*), as the more it breaks down, the sweeter and fruitier it gets. Go for a Cabernet to give you a good depth of flavour.

To make the topping, you can use any apples of your choice. I used Coconut Sugar to sweeten but feel free to use honey. The pancakes are super easy, I use Coconut Flour with Tapioca Flour to keep the pancakes fluffy and light!

You’ve got to let me know, what do you think of this one? I’m betting this would work just as great with berries too!

Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Topping

Apple Red Wine reduction is so rich and sweet!

5 from 1 vote
Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Topping
Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Red Wine Topping
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
28 mins
Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes with Apples in a Red Wine reduction
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Adult, Paleo
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 3 -4 servings
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 1/4 cup of Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons of Coconut Flour
  • 3 tablespoons of Tapioca Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Coconut Oil for frying pancakes
Apples - Red Wine Reduction
  • 3 Apples
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil or grass fed butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Red Wine Cabernet is best
  1. Start on your apple-red wine topping: Core and dice your apples (no need to peel). Add them to a sauce pan on medium heat with the 2 tablespoons of coconut Oil.
  2. Heat the apples through for 5 minutes then add in your coconut sugar and red wine.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and leave the sauce to simmer.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add in your wet ingredients: pumpkin, eggs, milk, honey and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Next, using a sieve, add in your dry ingredients. Stir till incorporated.
  6. With a frying pan on medium heat, add in 2-3 tablespoons of your mixture. Depending on how big your pan is you could get away with making 2-3 pancakes in one go.
  7. Flip the pancakes, once the edges begin to brown. Pancakes should take 2-3 minutes on each side.
  8. Whilst frying the pancakes, keep an eye on the topping. Stir occasionally. The apples tend to soak up the sauce quite quickly so it is done when there is just enough red wine liquid in the pan.
  9. Once done, serve your pancakes with your topping and enjoy!


Pumpkin pancakes with Apples in a Red Wine Reduction

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    November, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Perfect brunch recipe thanks

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    May, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    These are incredible!! why didnt I think of this? perfect breakfast ..and I am thinking about surprising hubb with this one day soon

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      May, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      Oooh if he likes a sweet treat for breakfast then I’m sure he’ll love this one! 😀

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    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    May, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Is this a breakfast or a dessert? So sophisticated. They would love this recipe on a cooking show!

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      May, 2016 at 6:20 PM

      Aha, I’m gonna say it’s both Peter! Thank you – it’s such an easy recipe! 😀

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    May, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    You seriously just put red wine on pancakes?? This is AMAZING. I always end up with half a bottle of cooking wine left over and try to find more things to use it up.. YUMMMMM

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      May, 2016 at 6:18 PM

      I just went for it Sarah, haha! It came out soooo good!

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    May, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Apple red wine sounds very interesting. I have to try that someday!

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      May, 2016 at 6:17 PM

      Oooh it’s definitely a treat April! 🙂

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    May, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Wow those look like gourmet pancakes! What a yummy breakfast idea 🙂

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      May, 2016 at 6:16 PM

      Thanks Liz! They’re so good! 😀

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