2) After the pumpkin has cooled, scoop the flesh into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
3) In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add all the wet ingredients and mix gently with a rubber spatula just until the mixture is incorporated. There may still be a few small lumps. Do not over mix or the pancakes will be tough.
4) Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto a lightly buttered griddle or electric skillet at 190C and cook until the pancakes form bubbles and the edges look dry. Flip the pancakes and cook for 1 or 2 more minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.
5) Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with warm pure maple syrup and butter.
Cook's Note: I use an ice cream scoop or ladle to gently place the pancakes on the griddle, saving enough space between them to allow them to spread without merging. I do not add any of the traditional pumpkin pie spices to the batter because I prefer the light taste of the fresh pumpkin and oatmeal, but be creative and play with spices to suit your own taste.
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