The season of pumpkin everything is back and that means it’s time for some Protein Pumpkin Pancakes! This healthy seasonal pancake recipe is packed with all the right flavor, easy to make, healthy, and FLUFFY!
To get your pancake mix smooth you’ll need to start this seasonal recipe with either a food processor or blender. If you don’t have either, here’s a link to our favorite food processor!
Add into whatever you’re using 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1 large whole egg, 2 large egg whites, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 scoop of a vanilla protein powder, 1-2 packets of your choice sweetener, 1/4 cup of fat free cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree.
Flavor tip? Make chocolate protein pumpkin pancakes by using chocolate protein powder and 1-2 tablespoons of some cocoa powder!
Process or blend all of those ingredients together until your protein pumpkin pancakes mix is smooth.
Did you know that the flavor of cottage cheese is easily masked by other ingredients all while adding some casein protein to the recipe?
Take out a pan or griddle, turn your burner on medium heat, and coat your pan or griddle with some non-stick cooking spray.
Pour your mix onto your pan or griddle once it heats up and cook each side of your pancake(s) for around 2-3 minutes. Cooking time will depending on how big you made your protein pumpkin pancakes so make sure to keep an eye on them!
Remove your pancakes from the heat and optionally top them with your favorite seasonal toppings! I topped mine with some sugar free syrup and ground cinnamon.
Seasonal Topping Ideas
- Pumpkin Greek yogurt
- Sugar free caramel
- Our Low Fat Pumpkin Butter!
- Bacon bits
- Fat free whipped cream or topping
Let us know what you top yours with in the comments below!
Protein Pumpkin Pancakes
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- ½ Cup Rolled Oats - 40g
- 1-2 Packets Sweetener
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - 30g Vanilla
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree - 120g
- ¼ Cup Cottage Cheese - 57g Fat Free
- 1 Large Whole Egg
- 2 Large Egg Whites
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- Combine all of the ingredients into a either a food processor or blender
- Process or blend everything together
- Take out a stovetop pan or griddle and turn your burner on Medium heat
- Coat your pan or griddle with some non-stick cooking spray
- Pour your batter on
- Cook each side for 2-3 minutes
- Calories: 432
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 685mg
- Carbs: 41g
- Fiber: 9g
- Sugar: 7g
- Protein: 49g