I am not one of them. And, hopefully after these pancakes, you will not be either.
I mean, let's just talk about how great pumpkin puree is. First, it has amazing flavor, second, it can be used as a lower-fat alternative in baking for oil or eggs, third, it makes things super moist, and fourth, it's actually pretty cheap! So stock up, people, because you will want to make these! (Bonus: they're good for you, too!)
Oh, and did I mention that this HUGE stack, with the whipped cream and chocolate topping, is under 300 calories? With about 20 grams of protein?
CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES
(Original recipe here)
1/3 cup rolled oats, ground into a flour
1/4 cup Pure Pumpkin
1/2 scoop Vanilla Whey Powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Butter extract
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup Liquid Egg Whites
1-2 Tbsp Almond Milk
1 Stevia Packet
Chocolate Layer: (technically optional, but who are we kidding)
1 Tbsp PB2/Powdered Peanut Butter
1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
1 packet Stevia
2 Tablespoons Cool Whip Free (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients for pancakes and mix well until everything is incorporated.
2. Spoon batter onto heated griddle and cook as you would any other pancakes (I made four medium-sized)
3. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for the chocolate layer. When pancakes are done, spread chocolate layer between each pancake, then top with cool whip. Yummy!!