PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES

PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES

Do you crave something pumpkin-flavored throughout the year like I do?  Forget about a sugary pumpkin spiced latte and go for these wholesome pumpkin protein pancakes instead. Not only do they have a lot less sugar and fat than a usual PSL, they are also packed with 22 grams of protein.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2.  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

INSTRUCTIONS

  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.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 317
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Sodium: 364 mg
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Fiber: 12 g
Sugars: 9 g
Protein: 22 g

Containers
½ Purple
½ Red
2 Yellows

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