Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
If you’re craving something pumpkin-flavored for breakfast, forget about a sugary pumpkin spiced latte and go for these pumpkin protein pancakes. Not only do they have a lot less sugar and fat than a usual PSL, they are also packed with 22 grams of protein. Now that sounds like a much better way to enjoy this fall flavor.
Total Time: 25 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 10 min. Yield: 2 servings, 3 small pancakes each
Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 3 large egg whites (⅓ cup) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla flavor ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground nutmeg 1 tsp. baking powder Nonstick cooking spray 2 Tbsp. reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
Preparation: 1. Combine pumpkin, almond milk, egg whites, and extract a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside. 2. Combine oats, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder in a medium bowl; mix well. 3. Add oat mixture to pumpkin mixture; mix until just blended. 4. Heat large nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat. Ladle about ¼ cup batter for each pancake; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Flip. Cook for 90 seconds, or until golden brown and cooked through. 5. Divide pancakes between two serving plates; top evenly with yogurt.
Tip: Leftover pancakes can be reheated in the toaster.