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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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4 -5 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white whole-wheat or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 NOW┬« Sports Pumpkin Seed Protein
  • 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 white chocolate chips optional

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

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