A Pumpkin Recipe You'll Want To Make
With the colorful leaves of fall scattered on the ground and sweater weather in full swing, pumpkins are once again in the limelight. From the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks to the huge (and delicious!) pumpkin pies at Costco, there’s a never ending list of things that can be made with pumpkin!
Here, to add to that list, is a deliciously healthy breakfast recipe by Kim at Kim’s Cravings. It’s called, “Pumpkin Oat Protein Pancakes”.
It’s got everything you need to keep those sugar cravings at bay and fill up on your nutritional needs. With oats in these pancakes, you’ll be able to increase your whole-grain, vitamin, mineral, fiber, and antioxidant intake. Pumpkin, the obvious star of this show, is also a good source of fiber. The two protein sources you’ll get here are: protein powder and egg whites. When choosing a protein powder to use, it is best to use one that is unflavored or vanilla flavored. Your choice of protein powder will also depend on what you like best - whether it is sourced from an animal or a plant. Finally, these spices, ginger and nutmeg, have been found to provide medicinal properties that can improve your overall health.
Are you done reading why these pancakes are healthy for you and ready to make your own batch?
Well, here’s the recipe!
Pumpkin Oat Protein Pancakes
- 1/3 cup (27g) oats
- 1/2 scoop (13g) protein powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/3 cup egg whites (from a carton)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
- Optional: stevia, splash vanilla, pancake syrup, maple syrup, butter, fresh fruit
- 1. Preheat large skillet or griddle and spray with cooking spray.
- 2. Grind oats, protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, spices and stevia (if using) in the blender until it’s flour-like.
- 3. Add, to the blender, egg whites and pumpkin and blend for a few seconds.
- 4. Pour batter into preheated griddle to make 4 pancakes; cook for about 5 minutes and until golden brown. Flip and continue to cook about 3 more minutes and until both sides are golden brown.
- 5. Serve immediately topped with your favorites and enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 15 min
Tips for holiday eating:
- Eat slowly. By eating at a slower pace you can better recognize when you’re body is full. It will also prevent you from overeating.
- Don’t skip meals. I know you want to save up for the big feast but by missing out on your regular meals, you’ll be hungrier and more likely to overeat.
- Get enough sleep. When you put off sleeping, you have a higher chance of mindlessly eating. Instead of grabbing more of those cookies or creating that huge sandwich you’ve been thinking about at midnight, brush those teeth and head to bed.
- Eat a serving of vegetables first. Choosing your veggies over those extra carbs or sweets first will ensure that you get them in before you start feeling full.
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