Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Fall is here and what’s better than enjoying a nice stack of pancakes on a chilly morning? This morning I decided to try pumpkin protein pancakes and they came out delicious! These protein pancakes had just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.

This recipe yields 3 pancakes which will serve one so multiply the ingredients as needed. I enjoyed my pumpkin protein pancakes with a 90 calorie Pumpkin Spiced Latte that I found on Natalie Hodson’s blog.

The key to perfect protein pancakes is allowing the batter to set for 5 minutes before you pour batter into hot skillet. I always spray a large skillet with cooking spray after I blend my batter and allow the skillet to heat up on medium heat while I let my batter set for a few minutes. I flip my pancakes when I start to see bubbles form, this usually takes 2-3 minutes.

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Total time: 15 minutes

Yields: 3 pancakes (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup 100% pumpkin pure
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a magic bullet or blender and blend until batter is smooth. Let batter set for 5 minutes.
  2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat on medium.
  3. After the batter is set and your pan is hot, pour batter onto pan (makes 3 pancakes) and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles appear.
  4. Top pancakes with maple syrup and enjoy!

Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Pancakes

It took me a little bit before I came across a recipe for protein pancakes that worked and tasted good. I ended up with a lot of dry and burnt pancakes before I discovered how to make the batter properly.  These protein pancakes come out perfect every time and have a similar consistency and flavor to classic buttermilk pancakes.

The key to making tasty and appealing protein pancakes is letting the batter set for 5 minutes. While my batter is setting, I begin to pre-heat my skillet over medium heat and I make sure that the skillet is fully heated before I pour my pancake batter onto the pan. Follow these two steps and you will make delicious protein pancakes every time!

Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Pancakes

Total time: 15-20 minutes

Yields: 3-4 pancakes (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 large banana, cut in half (use 1/2 for batter, 1/2 for topping)
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp all natural peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a magic bullet or a blender and blend until batter is smooth. Let batter set for 5 minutes.
  2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat on medium.
  3. After the batter is set and your pan is pre heated, pour batter onto pan (makes 3-4 pancakes) and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles appear.
  4. Top pancakes with peanut butter and remaining 1/2 banana. I like to drizzle natural maple syrup on top too. Enjoy! 🙂

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

I wanted to change up my protein pancakes this morning and was craving something sweet so I decided to whip up some Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes. These protein pancakes were full of flavor and tamed my sweet tooth all while providing a nutritious breakfast to start my day off right. Try these protein packed pancakes for your next breakfast!

 

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Enjoy Life Mini Chips

 

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients, expect for chocolate chips, to a magic bullet or blender and blend until batter is smooth. Add 1 tbsp chocolate chips and let batter set for 5 minutes.
  2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat on medium.
  3. After the batter sets and your pan is hot, pour batter onto pan (makes 3-4 pancakes) and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles appear.
  4. Drizzle with 100% pure all natural maple syrup. Enjoy! 🙂