Friday, March 21, 2014

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Are you getting sick of things pumpkin yet?? Are you tired of pancakes yet?? Well, I am not!! I don't think I will ever get tired of pancakes and pumpkin.  I did decide to switch it up a bit this week and try some chocolate pumpkin pancakes.  With an extra boost of protein of course.
Now that is a big stack of pancakes! 8 total in case you weren't sure.  And like always, these were all for me.  That is a huge serving for under 300 calories.  I swear these are way better than any boxed pancake mix too.  I feel like the boxed mixes don't have much flavor...kinda boring.  These are certainly not boring! Pumpkin, chocolate, and cinnamon are amazing together.  I can also guarantee that mix stuff will not make pancakes as moist as these.

You really don't even need many more ingredients.  When you use the mix you still have to add oil and eggs.  Plus, these are 438,298 times better for you!
You will need canned pumpkin, egg beaters, chocolate protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, a dash of salt, and sweetener of your choice if desired.

These are super easy too.  Everything can be mixed in one bowl with one spoon.  

Just dump all your ingredients in there and mix until smooth.  Gotta love that baby food looking batter again.

Get your pan nice and hot and use some non stick spray.  You will get 8 pancakes from this batter.  I made two batches of four.
Look for those tiny bubbles around the edges to tell you when to flip.  

Close up of my most round pancake ever!! I am getting good at flipping!
Can you see how soft and moist these are?! I topped mine with some sugar free syrup and a touch of cocoa powder just to make it look even prettier.  
In case you didn't catch it earlier, this whole stack is only 285 calories! That's only about 35 calories per pancake.  Not only that, but this breakfast is packing a whopping 44 grams of protein! Can your boxed mix do that?! Oh, and they are fat free too. That's because I used an egg white protein powder, but you can use any kind.  

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (240g)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (30g)
  • 2/3 cup egg beaters (138g)
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon 
  • dash salt
  • sweetener if desired 
Simply mix all your ingredients together until smooth.  Cook like regular pancakes.  Eat the whole stack!! Enjoy!

285 calories for whole stack
0g Fat
44g Protein
23g Carb

1 comment:

  1. These look really nice, I will make them for breakfast! Thank you for the recipe :)