These Paleo Pumpkin Protein Pancakes are full of protein, carbs, and a little healthy fat, making them the perfect post-workout breakfast for fall!
It officially feels like fall!! Well let me clarify – I’ve been on the east coast for most of September (I’m in Baltimore now) and it feels like fall there. The weather is seriously on point, I can’t get over it. Like I forgot how amazing this kind of weather is. But it has cooled down a little in Austin for the few days I’ve been there and feels pretty great too. For some reason I always say summer is my favorite season, but this weather is making me change my mind.
Once fall hits, you know what else comes along with it. ALL THINGS PUMPKIN!! And I’m jumping on that train early and bringing you these paleo pumpkin protein pancakes! When I say I was determined to get this recipe right, I’m not kidding. Like I finally got it on the 10th try. We are eating pancakes nonstop because I just couldn’t get the texture I wanted. But I finally got it and I’m so excited to share will y’all!
These pumpkin protein pancakes are packed with protein thanks to Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. If you are curious about collagen, I talked about some of the benefits and uses of collagen here. It is one of my favorite easiest ways to get protein into my diet. It dissolves in just about anything and it is pretty much flavorless (depending on what flavor you buy). I love Vital Proteins because it is sourced from grass fed and pasture raised cows, producing a high quality and natural source.
Besides protein, these pumpkin pancakes also have carbs and healthy fats, making them a well balanced breakfast. They make the perfect post workout meal too – full of carbs and protein and not too much fat, which is key for post workout. We love making these on Saturday morning after we get home from CrossFit. They can also be made ahead of time and eaten on the go – I’ve brought them to the airport one time haha. Top them with some butter, nut butter, and/or maple syrup and you are go to good!
Check out the video to see how easy they come together!
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Paleo Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Add pumpkin and eggs to a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk until combined. Add the dry ingredients and whisk again until well combined. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Melt avocado oil in a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat. Add about 1/4 cup of batter to the pan, forming pancakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes until fluffy and cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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