Recipe: Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Fall is in full bloom with Halloween just behind us and Thanksgiving right around the corner. On that note, one of my favorite treats this time of year are pumpkin spiced coffee and pumpkin pie. Given that both of those aren’t exactly nutritious I figured I’d work on a pumpkin recipe that you can enjoy guilt-free. Protein pancakes are one of my favorite healthy meals to cook, so I whipped together an extremely easy, high protein pumpkin pancakes recipe. Each pancake has 102 calories and packs over 11 grams of high quality protein — enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 1 batch, 4 pancakes
High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes, Ingredients:
- 1 large egg
- 2 egg whites (egg whites in a carton work fine too)
- 1/2 cup or 40g of quick cook oats
- 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
- 1/2 scoop unflavored or vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup of 1% cottage cheese
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3-5 packets of stevia
High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes, Directions
1) Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If you find the batter is too thick, you can add a few tablespoons of water or unsweetened almond milk.
2) Meanwhile, heat a non-stick griddle or pan on medium heat and coat the pan with cooking spray (I prefer coconut oil).
3) Pour the batter onto your griddle or pan to make 3-4 pancakes (you may not have room to make all the pancakes in one batch).
4) Flip the pancakes when the edges are nicely browned and the top has a bit of bubbling. This should take 3-5 minutes.
5) Cook the other side for an additional 2-4 minutes.
6) Serve warm. Top with Walden farms calorie free pancake syrup, almond butter, greek yogurt or fresh fruit.
7) Bon Appétit!
High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes, Nutrition Facts (per pancake)
- Calories - 102
- Fat - 2.25 grams
- Fiber - 1.75 grams
- Sugar - 1.5 grams
- Protein - 11.25 grams
- Carbohydrates - 10 grams
Joshua Nackenson, is a medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with a passion for all things related to fitness and nutrition. His primary athletic focus is powerlifting, were he competes in the 165lb and 181lb weight classes. In between powerlifting training and competitions, he stays fit by competing in local 5ks and Tough Mudder events. Josh holds a certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
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