Delicious Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

pumpkin protein pancakes

It's PUMPKIN SEASON!  It's PUMPKIN SEASON!    And I'm so excited about it that I feel like a little kid in a candy store. 

As as yesterday was the first chilly, fall-like day we've had so far, I immediately ran to the store to get pumpkin everything. I came home with big pumpkins, little pumpkins, and of course, organic pumpkin purée.  

Needless to say, I was so inspired to make pumpkin pancakes this perfectly crisp autumn morning that I shot out of bed at 7am.  However, these aren't just "any" pumpkin pancakes.  The goal of my recipes is always to be simple, healthy, and delicious.  In addition, these pancakes are gluten-free, Paleo, and contain no added sugar (except if you opt for honey or maple syrup on top). 

As I don't like long introductions, let's just jump right into the my visual recipe.

 

Visual Recipe

1.  The ingredients are simple:  eggs, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and  Naked Whey Vanilla Protein Powder   if you want to pack more protein into your pancake game.  

1.  The ingredients are simple:  eggs, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and Naked Whey Vanilla Protein Powder if you want to pack more protein into your pancake game.  

2.  Naked's Protein powders    are simply the best and most natural protein powder I've found. The vanilla contains only 3 ingredients: 100% Grass Fed Pure Whey Protein, Vanilla and Organic Coconut Sugar. It is non-denatured, cold processed and absolutely delicious.

2. Naked's Protein powders are simply the best and most natural protein powder I've found. The vanilla contains only 3 ingredients: 100% Grass Fed Pure Whey Protein, Vanilla and Organic Coconut Sugar. It is non-denatured, cold processed and absolutely delicious.

3. Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth (you can use a blender or food processor).     4.  Heat up a PFOA and PTFE free   nonstick pan   or   griddle,   melt about 1 TBS of coconut oil and spread it around evenly.

3. Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth (you can use a blender or food processor). 

4.  Heat up a PFOA and PTFE free nonstick pan or griddle, melt about 1 TBS of coconut oil and spread it around evenly.

5. Spoon out about 2 TBS of batter per pancake and cook until the pancakes start turning opaque in the middle. Then flip, brown on the other side, and serve with your choice of topping (e.g.,  raw honey ,  Organic, Grade A Maple Syrup , or organic creme fraiche.

5. Spoon out about 2 TBS of batter per pancake and cook until the pancakes start turning opaque in the middle. Then flip, brown on the other side, and serve with your choice of topping (e.g., raw honey, Organic, Grade A Maple Syrup, or organic creme fraiche.

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

makes about 4 servings (about 6 slim pancakes)

Ingredients

My husband, the rabid DUKE fan, had then with maple syrup on top.  He REALLY liked them!

My husband, the rabid DUKE fan, had then with maple syrup on top.  He REALLY liked them!

*(Ceylon cinnamon has been shown to decrease cholesterol and blood pressure)

 

Directions

  1. Combine the eggs, pumpkin purée, Naked Whey Vanilla protein powder, all the spices, and dash of salt in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. You can use a blender or food processor to speed up the process. 
  2. Heat up a PFOA and PTFE free nonstick pan or griddle.  Melt about 1 TBS of coconut oil and spread it around evenly.  Add more coconut oil with every new batch, as necessary.  
  3. Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth (you can use a blender or food processor). 
  4. Heat up a PFOA and PTFE free nonstick pan or griddle, melt about 1 TBS of coconut oil and spread it around evenly.
  5. Spoon out about 2 TBS of batter per pancake and cook until the pancakes start turning opaque in the middle.
  6. Flip, brown the other side, and serve with your choice of topping (e.g., raw honeyOrganic, Grade A Maple Syrup, or organic creme fraiche.