Pumpkin Protein Power Pancakes!

 

Throwback to 2009! Shown above is me cooking Pumpkin Protein Power Pancakes with Laura Hartung, MA, RD for Gold’s Gym members to enjoy pre or post-workout as a nutrition-packed version of the beloved pancake. Why are these pancakes healthier than regular pancakes? More protein, more fiber, vitamin A, less sugar, and totally satisfying! If you’re looking to add more power to your pancakes, follow this recipe below and get cooking!

 

PUMPKIN PROTEIN POWER PANCAKES

“Pumpkin, it’s not just for pie!”-Laura Hartung, MA, RD

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 scoops whey protein
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole oats Condiments

Suggested Toppings: Melted natural peanut butter, or almond butter, or maple syrup.

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in until smooth. Heat griddle; spray w/oil. Place 2 small ladle-size portions onto the griddle. Heat on medium high until light & fluffy (look for bubbles)

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 pancake; 6 servings per batch without condiments

172 Calories, 1g Fat, 25g Protein, 17g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber

Recipe modified from www.laurahartungrd.com