Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Yes, I am trying to recreate the infamous “Pumpkin Protein Pancake” recipe because these are just THAT good.  And these seriously melt in your mouth.  And these are not using pumpkin to take the place of other carby goodness, nope you still get lots of doughy oats in here as well.

Try these out and they may change your mind on making pancakes.  I used to dread making pancakes because you had to dirty a pan and use extra effort (compared to a bowl of oats) but these are SO worth it. WORTH IT I tell you.  I swear these feel like you are eating alot more than a bowl of oatmeal as well too.  Like I almost couldn’t finish this stack, but then I did.

 

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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

3 tbsp egg whites in carton (or 1 egg white)

1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used NOW Vanilla Whey)

1/4 cup pumpkin

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

pinch of baking soda

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender cup and blend until smooth.  Add water to batter if it is too thick. You want the batter to be similar to an Aunt Jemima pancake batter consistency.

2. Spray pan with coconut oil and cook pancakes in small batches (I did 3 at a time) over medium heat.  Cook for 2 minutes (or until they begin to bubble) and then flip.  Cook for 1 minute more.

3. Pile the pancakes high and top with 2 Tablespoons Nikki’s Pumpkin Spice Donut coconut butter OR just mix 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice with 2 Tbsp coconut butter and drizzle over top!

These are honestly great for dinner too. Anyone else love BRINNER?!  These are a perfect ratio of carbohydrates, protein, and fats to either eat before a workout or in the morning before a long day at work.  I love taking a little extra time for breakfast before my busy days.

Let me know if you decide to make these or have tried them out!! Hashtag #dietitiandeanna on Instragram as well.  Find me over there for more fun meal/snack ideas and fitness!