Yes, I KNOW IT IS ONLY AUGUST. I am not one of THOSE people. I know I am supposed to wait to go all "pumpkin flavored" everything ... but it was so cold this afternoon. It wasn't my fault!
I started off making "normal, protein pancakes" but the chill in the air, demanded I add pumpkin, Cinnamon Vitality EO & Nutmeg Vitality EO, I had no choice!!
I seriously "accidentally" made the BEST Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Protein Pancakes. Holy Smokes!!! Great macros!! Only 300ish calories with 25 grams of protein & 11 grams of fiber! Whoop! Whoop!! I Love cooking with our Vanilla Spice Pure Protein!! Brian said it was far too early for pumpkin flavored anything so I made his with the Chocolate flavor & added keto chocolate chips.
We added oats, flax seed and hemp seed to both batches & both were amazing and super easy!! Made about 16 of each & popped the leftovers in the freezer so we have them for easy meals for the next few weeks.
Vanilla Spice Protein Pumpkin Pancakes Makes 16 pancakes
¾ cup (180g) pumpkin puree
1 cup cashew nut milk (any milk will do)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 scoops (41g), Pure Protein Complete Vanilla Spice
1 ½ cups (150g) rolled oats
3 tablespoon, Hemp Seed
3 tbsp, Flax seed
2 scoops Meal Boosters Unflavored Collagen
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 - 6 drops Cinnamon Vitality Essential Oil
2 drops Nutmeg Vitality Essential Oil
3 tablespoons Choc Zero Maple Syrup
Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order listed
Blend until smooth, about 30-45 seconds.
Let sit for about 5 minutes while griddle heats up.
Heat griddle over medium to medium-low heat.
Drop ¼ cup of batter into the pan.
Cook until bubbles start to form (about 2 minutes)
Carefully flip and cook until golden brown.
Notes: * If you like them sweet, add maple syrup, applesauce or any sweeteners. * Add any toppings, I used walnut butter * Store in an airtight container for 4 days in the fridge or about 3 months in the freezer.