Breakfast, Snacks & Sweet Treats

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Breakfast

Snacks

Sweets


Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

I am loyal to pumpkin all year round, not just during the fall/winter months. However, I believe that everyone should FULLY capitalize during pumpkin season and incorporate it into as many foods as humanly possible. Here’s a quick tip if you use pumpkin puree for a recipe but don’t need the whole can: transfer the leftovers into a Tupperware container and store in the freezer, then throw it in smoothies, or thaw to use in other baked goods! This recipe is a slight twist on my original protein pancake recipe (listed above), but of course, involves a little less banana and a lot more pumpkin. 🙂 So tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 ripe mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond (or skim) milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • Top with almond butter and chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until it forms a smooth batter. (It will be a little thick – that’s okay.)
  2. Cook on a griddle until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Add toppings as desired.

The great thing about these pancakes is that they are great even left over. Cook them all at once immediately after you make the batter, and store the leftover, cooked pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Other topping ideas: bananas, vanilla Greek yogurt, peanut butter, honey, hemp or chia seeds.

8 comments on “Breakfast, Snacks & Sweet Treats”

  1. All these recipes sound amazing! Is there any way you can post the nutritional information for the protein pancakes? Thanks.

    1. Hi Linda! Thank you so much! I calculated the nutrition info using My Fitness Pal for this recipe, and based on the recipe making 8 pancakes, each pancake is approximately 100 calories, 1.5 g fat, 15.4 g carbs, and 7 g of protein. Hope that helps!! Enjoy! 🙂

  2. The smoothie sounds good. Here’s a smoothie tip to add a serving of vegetables. Grab a handful of fresh or frozen spinach and toss it in the blender with the other ingredients. While it might change the color, you won’t even taste the spinach. Great way to sneak in a serving of vegetables and add some nutrients.

    1. Thank you for the feedback Paul! I love that idea, and I always encourage people to add greens to their smoothie as a way to increase veggies in their diets. However, I’m guilty of rarely doing it myself! I am opposite of most people because I never struggle to get my servings of veggies in, so I usually just go with the fruit whenever I make a smoothie. I should start doing it too, though! Thanks again. 🙂

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