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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes.

Sat, Sep 11, 2010

Food Glorious Food

Wednesday night at the Sears Fit Club Twitter chat we tweeted about fall foods.

(yeah, we started out with fall fitness but you know how that is. Fitness? Foods? They both begin with F and are, in a way, inextricably tied)

Which then quickly segued to the liberal usage of pumpkin in all things fall.

From Starbucks Pumpkin Lattes (not at fan) to the pie of the pumpkin (big fan. of the innards).

All of which lead this misfit to a pumpkin craving & to experiment with her protein pancakes and add some puree.

And then to yammer wax eloquently on Twitter yesterday about how fab the pancakes turned out.

And, because this info was too long for a 140 character tweet, you’re getting a random Saturday recipe post.

(shocking I realize and perhaps the only recipe I will ever have to share)

Please to enjoy.

MizFit’s Mishmashed Almost ‘Cakes-PUMPKIN STYLE

1 cup egg substitute (any. I like these. you can use eggs Im just renown for under-cooking when ravenous so its been mandated I use the pasteurized.)

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1/4 Fiber One (original. and you can leave this out if you want.  I like it.)

1/4 cup dry oatmeal

1/3 cup protein powder (ANY BRAND. Read the label. You can use FLAVORED but just remember we want LOW SUGAR.)

1/4 cup Sugar free syrup or a smattering of frozen/fresh fruit (or honey. or agave. you get the THIS IS TO SWEETEN idea)

half of an old can of pumpkin puree you find in the pantry (see above. not pumpkin pie *filling*)

dashdash of cinnamon (add. taste with finger. add more. ask four year old to taste. watch her wrinkle nose in dislike. re-taste. agree. wish you could add less…)

Blend the above concoction in a blender and VOILA.

Now, if youre anything like I am, you shall find each time you make these the batter turns out a different consistency (what’s THAT about?).

Sometimes it’s a bit too thin and Ill add ground flax seeds to thicken or too thick and I’ll dump in more egg substitute (pure protein, People!) or syrup (pure heaven, People!) to thin it out.

Play around with it.

I know I do.

Sometimes I add 1/2 cup dry oats and skip the Fiber One.

Other times they are GREEN Protein ‘Cakes because Ive shoved spinach in the blender as well.

After the concoction is complete you simply make pancakes as you would with any other (odd high protein) batter.

Me? I like to use a waffle iron every now & again for some texturizing variety.

Go forth and find your blenders—–I’ll wait.

Give em a try and let me know how they turn out.

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42 Responses to “Pumpkin Protein Pancakes.”

  1. Cynthia (It All Changes) says:

    Why at 5am do these sound amazing? Yet my blender is sitting in the sink from canning experiments and I don’t have protein powder. Arg.

    BTW do you have a suggestion for a non-dairy, non-sweetened protein powder? Those are two big no-nos for me and seem to be in almost every powder.

    • seattlerunnergirl says:

      Cynthia, try Jay Robb’s egg white protein powder! You can buy it online or at Super Supplements. The only “sweetener” he uses is stevia, so I’m thinking (hoping?) that might work for you!

    • Shirin says:

      You can also try pea protein powder. I have found it from Kirkland Labs with no ingredients but the peas.

    • Candice says:

      Yes! Use BiPro, it is cheap at 25$ a tub. Dairy free/carb free/sugar free/fat free/glutten free. It is 100% tasteless. I throw it into my blender with 4 whites, 1/2-3/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup blueberries and cinnamon then blend and make into pancakes. YUM YUM. I throw Bro into everything because I cant taste it. Its 100cal 20 G protein nothing else

  2. Nan says:

    I am not usually a fan of anything pumpkin, but I DO have some puree in the house from my last WW stint :)

    I’ll try these!

  3. Nan says:

    I get confused too by all the powders!!!

  4. Helen says:

    You are crazy with that All Whites video.

    I love it.

    I have everything for these except the pumpkin puree.

    Do I have to exercise with the puree before I use it? LOL

  5. Reen says:

    Ooh, I’d love to see if I can get these by Hubby. Medical issues are going to be forcing him to change his diet.

    I’ve got everything in the pantry to make these. Only problem is the protein powder I have is chocolate. Hmmm, chocolate pumpkin pancake? Sounds interesting. Think I’ll be making some pancakes this weekend!

  6. Lisa says:

    How embarassing is it how excited I am for a Saturday post ;)
    Have a pancake-filled weekend Mizzy.

  7. Lori (Finding Radiance) says:

    Pumpkin anything has my name all over it! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Joanna Sutter says:

    I adore pumpkin protein pancakes! And yes…they are finicky little suckers, aren’t they? They require you to tap into the food scientist in you sometimes in order to get the consistency just right.

  9. Erica says:

    I’m with Lori- I’m all for pumpkin anything. You don’t like the Starbucks pumpkin spice?? Can I suggest getting less pumps of it? I think they put too much in the beverages and the spices become overwhelming. The pancakes sound fan. I made a no crust pumpkin pie last year and it was the jam- can send you the link if you’d like (I don’t like regular pie crust either)

  10. Kathryn says:

    I am going to get some protein power today at TJs.

    Do you have a favorite?


  11. Sandrelle says:

    For some reason I never thought of putting pumpkin in my protein pancakes, definitely trying this, thanks!!

  12. Karen says:

    I love pumpkin bread and pumpkin bagels and… yes.. the lattes. But not pie. These sound yummy. I am going to send the link to my friend who is a huge pumpkin fanatic.

  13. tricia says:

    Would you believe I don’t own ANY protein powder or any other type of supplement. In fact,I would be hard pressed to even find a vitamin (outside of my food) in this house.

    I’ve always shunned all of the above…..but…..my ears perked up with this recipe.

    • Candice says:

      just do 3/4 cup oatmeal, 4 egg whites, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/4 cup puree into a blender then cook like a pancake. The texture will not be that of your buttermilk pancake, but us fitness buffs are used texture differences

  14. Liz says:


    Thanks Mizzy.

  15. Reen says:

    Miz, I’ll let you now how the chocolate pumpkin pancakes turn out. I do have a Weight Watchers recipe for chocolate pumpkin muffins, and honestly, with that recipe, you can’t even taste the pumpkin once you cook them.

  16. Jody - Fit at 52 says:

    OK, I already ate breakfast BUT I need to buy cottage cheese anyway! I am all over this one! Thx!

  17. Yum Yucky says:

    I totally ate 2 slices of pumpkin pie for breakfast. Not quite this recipe, huh?

  18. Jessica at Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I am a big Pumpkin fan. I tried a pumpkin latte in my Vita-mix the other day and I was greatly disappointed. Ever since then I have been craving pumpkin. I think I am going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Kelly Olexa says:

    I’m SO going to make these puppies tomorrow. ;-)

  20. Linea says:

    I got to confused in the protein powder aisle :)

  21. Tricia says:

    You lost me at the cottage cheese. I do no kinds of cheese and cottage is the worst. Makes me gag just looking at the container! Second, I use no variations of protein powder for any reason. Just have an aversion for anything artificial or stupidly expensive! I’d rather have the real thing!

    I guess I could just add it to my regular pancake batter and reduce the amount of skim milk I use. I love pumpkin!

    • Nancy Wride says:

      Hey Tricia, it is not fresh pumpkin but kid and family love Trader Joe’s pumpkin waffle and pancake mix. They are reliably great, no sweat on consistency, not too sweet at all. I like them with just Earth Balance butter. And no apparent cheese :D
      Now I gotta buy some…..

  22. Patrick says:

    Mmm, pumpkin,my favorite squash!

  23. Renee says:

    I have vanilla chai hemp protein powder perfect for this recipe! I can’t wait to try it, maybe in the morning!

  24. Geosomin says:

    mmm..I love pancakes and try to make them every weekend. I try and keep them healthy and I’m always looking for a new kind of pancake so I’ll be trying these very soon. Nerdy cooking question: I’m all over fluffy cakes -Are they light and fluffy (or should I be adding baking powder to make them so?)

  25. Jeremy Logsdon says:

    That sounds really good. Definitely making that one next weekend. Think I have an old can of pumpkin puree that needs a use, too.

  26. charlotte says:

    AND… bookmarked! I bet the kids will love this. Thank you!

  27. Riss says:

    Mmmm Pumpkin Pancakes! I’ve been trying to hold off on making my pumpkin protein pancakes until the weather cools down in the South just a little bit more! Nothing more comforting that a nice little stack of pumpkin protein pancakes and a homemade chai latte! The perfect taste of fall!

  28. Katdoesdiets says:

    OK, I’m determined to make these sorta kinda primal, hmmm.

  29. Normal2Natalie says:

    yum yum. i make a variation of these protein pancakes every morning for breakfast. i can’t believe that i never thought to try adding pumpkin. i cut back on the cottage cheese and added pumpkin and yum. they turned out great! and yes, mine are a different consistancy every single time also! ugh.

  30. Chi Veith says:

    yo adrian, I DID IT!!!!

  31. sean says:

    I found this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Muffins that sounds really good.


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