Archive | November, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

19 Nov


During this time of year I sort of become obsessed with “pumpkin spice” seasoning. I put it on absolutely everything that makes even a little bit of sense no judging here — celery, PB and yes pumpkin spice is delicious. It just makes me happy.

In this spirit I went perusing for protein pumpkin pancake recipes the other day and couldn’t really find one with enough pumpkin or spice for me so I decided to workout my own. After several trial batches I found the right taste-bud pleasing combination for me. I can eat the entire batch and not feel guilty cause they’re super healthy, as just a bonus they also fill me up and keep me satisfied until late in the afternoon. The above Instagram pic. is an earlier version, good but I’ve finally made them great. I kind of love them, a lot.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes


1 C. pureed pumpkin (plain)

2 eggs

1 Tbsp. PB2 or your favorite protein powder

1/2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. pumpkin spice

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. maple extract

4 packets stevia

dash of salt

Mix well. I just use a spoon and mix it up in a large measuring cup. Preheat nonstick skillet over medium-low. Spray a little olive oil and spoon/spread out a medium sized circle. I’ve found a medium-low heat is important to prevent scorching. I topped mine with unsweetened homemade applesauce I cooked super quick in the microwave — just one apple, peeled, diced — small. Nuke for 2 minutes, puree a little if you like and of course add pumpkin spice. Yum!