Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

I know some people are pumpkin-ed out after a long Holiday season, but I can never get enough. This pancakes taste like you’re eating pumpkin pie for breakfast – and only take a few minutes to prepare. Try them topped with maple syrup, or if you liked my Pumpkin Peanut Butter, try some peanut butter on top!

Although I usually prefer getting protein from other sources, protein powder can be a great way to add protein to foods you already eat. These pancakes would have been delicious on their own, but adding extra protein helps you stay full longer and gives you energy at the start of your day. I ate them on a chilly fall morning before a long day of watching football and have been thinking about them ever since (clearly I should just make them again…)

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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

serves two

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 scoop protein powder of choice

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 egg whites

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp water

sweetener of choice (I used about 1 tsp brown sugar)

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Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. If you want a smoother textured pancake, combine in a food processor to break up the oats. Cook on a non stick pan and cook about 2 minutes each side. Easy, delicious, and full of protein!

Adapted from: http://dashingdish.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-protein-pancakes/

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