Healthy Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Pumpkin Breakfast

Healthy pumpkin protein pancakes are simply made with ingredients like whole-wheat flour, pumpkin puree, pumpkin seed protein powder and pumpkin spice. Full of fall flavor as well as protein and fiber, they make for the perfect breakfast on a cozy fall morning!

healthy pumpkin protein pancakes with white chocolate chips

There’s nothing like fluffy pumpkin pancakes on a Saturday morning in the fall. I love enjoying a nice cup of pumpkin coffee (or this homemade pumpkin cream cold brew) on a crisp fall morning with football on TV while making these pumpkin pancakes. 

Sprinkled with white chocolate chips in every bite and topped with banana slices, pumpkin seeds and extra pumpkin pie spice, these pumpkin pancakes are perfect for the season and a recipe I hope you make again and again this season. I know I will be! 

Pumpkin seeds are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber and magnesium and I love that this protein powder harnesses all of their great nutrition and is easy to add to things like these pancakes, these waffles, smoothies and so much more! 

It’s a great option for those looking for a dairy-free, non-pea based protein powder that is corn free, soy free, egg free and sugar free and vegan.

A couple years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the NOW® headquarters near Chicago and see into their production facility where they’ve been making natural products for over 50 years!

I learned so much about their measures and standards to ensure excellence in quality for all of their products, which was truly unparalleled in comparison to any other brand or company that I’ve seen. They have a wide variety of supplements and oils that I often incorporate into my beauty and skincare routine.

Lately, I’ve been using their castor oil on my eyebrows and eyelashes to help lengthen and hydrate them. 

Speaking of skincare, because pumpkin contains a trifecta of skin nourishing ingredients (vitamin A, C, & E), it’s great to use in a homemade face mask, or sugar scrub. I made this one using NOW® essential oils. It smells like fall  and leaves your skin feeling super soft and smooth!  

easy pumpkin pancakes with white chocolate chips and sliced banana

Ingredients for Pumpkin Protein Pancakes 

  • Pumpkin puree 
  • Vanilla or unsweetened protein powder
  • Whole-wheat pastry flour (can sub all purpose flour)
  • Egg
  • Maple syrup 
  • Non-dairy milk of choice 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Ground flax seeds/chia seeds or hemp seeds
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Baking powder
  • Salt 
  • Chocolate or white chocolate chips (optional)
  • Pecans
  • Banana slices
  • Pumpkin seeds 

How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes 

Making these pancakes is super easy — simply add all of the ingredients into a blender until smooth. Pour the batter into a mixing bowl (that makes it easier to scoop onto the pan) and portion out onto a greased pan to cook using a ¼ cup measuring cup. That’s my not-so-secret trick for getting them to all be the same size!  

I like adding white chocolate chips into the batter but of course you could add regular chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips too. Chopped pecans would also be great, and don’t forget to top them with banana slices, extra pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup. 


Healthy Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
There’s nothing better than a stack of pumpkin pancakes on a cozy fall morning! Wake up to this extra fluffy and protein packed stacked that is spiced to perfection with pumpkin and pumpkin spice.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 -5 servings


  • 1 cup white whole-wheat or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed*
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate or white chocolate chips optional


  • In a small bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • In another larger bowl whisk together the egg, pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips if desired.
  • Grease a skillet or a griddle with butter or coconut oil. Use a 1/4 cup to portion out the batter. Once the edges start to bubble, flip the pancake and repeat with remaining batter.
  • Top pancakes with sliced banana, pecan pieces and an extra drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!


*alternatively you can also add chia or hemp seeds for extra healthy fat and fiber.
Keyword pumpkin pancakes; pumpkin protein pancakes

This recipe was created in partnership with NOW®. All opinions are my own and I’m proud to partner with brands and organizations that share my mission of making healthy food more accessible to everyone.

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