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How to Make My Favorite Pumpkin Protein Pancakes [Gluten Free]

It’s no secret that I love protein pancakes!! Since we’re in the middle of pumpkin season, I decided I should try to make a pumpkin version of protein pancakes. They did not disappoint!! These pancakes are super easy to whip up and taste like fall. The ingredient list is short and they’ll keep you feeling full till lunch. 

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How to Make My Favorite Breakfast: Protein Pancakes

Y’all know that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I look forward to it the night before; I love breakfast food! Pancakes are one of my all time favorite things to eat for breakfast, or any time of day, especially protein pancakes. You will find that these protein pancakes are easy to whip up on a morning when you have more time and are great to make ahead of time for the week – meal prep style. IMG_4929

When I found Natural Citizen products on Twitter, I instantly wanted to try them. They are a company that believes in quality ingredients and giving back – two things that I’m all about too. They were kind enough to let me try their Organic Digest ‘smoothie booster’. While it’s called a smoothie booster, you can use it to boost baked goods too like I did here. I have also tried it in smoothies and it makes them super smooth & delicious. IMG_4926

As you may be able to tell from the name, this ‘booster’ helps support digestion and keeps things ‘regular’. I love that it tastes good and that it does its job in a gentle way – if you get my drift πŸ˜‰ Be sure to check their products out! I highly recommend PLUS you can save $10 on your order with code SWEETBLONDE πŸ˜€ You can buy with confidence as they guarantee their products, so if you don’t love it, they will give you your money back. IMG_4924

You can jazz these pancakes up however you want. I love to throw frozen blueberries into the batter or top with some fruit. They are packed with protein and make a great breakfast. My favorite time to eat this is post long run with a cup of coffee! IMG_4927

One more thing – you can use any kind of protein powder in the recipe. I have tried several different ones and my favorite is Quest Protein as it bakes really well. If you are looking for a plant based protein powder, use the Natural Citizen proteinIMG_4933

Organic Digest Protein Pancakes
delicious, protein packed pancakes!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1 scoop protein powder
  2. 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  3. 2T flax seed meal (ground flax seed)
  4. dash of cinnamon
  5. 1 scoop Natural Citizen Organic Digest powder
Wet Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  2. 2.5 egg whites (about 8 Tablespoons)
Instructions
  1. Blend all of the dry ingredients. (I used my NutriBullet)
  2. Transfer dry mixture to a bowl.
  3. Stir in liquid ingredients.
  4. Spray skillet lightly with coconut oil & cook in skillet like pancakes!
  5. It makes ~4-6 pancakes, sometimes more, depending on size of pancakes you make.
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How to Make Protein Packed PB&J Pancakes

I talk about breakfast a lot here on the blog. It is easily my favorite meal of the day. Sometimes I think maybe I should have called my blog ‘The Healthy Breakfast Club’ or something like that… haha. I digress. Today I have a new breakfast recipe for you that lets you have your PB&J and eat it too!IMG_7505

Another thing I love almost as much as breakfast is peanut butter. When I was in elementary school, PB&J sandwiches were my favorite lunch. My mom used to make them for me about once a week and that was always my most favorite lunch day. These pancakes allow us to enjoy the delicious PB&J flavors in a healthy, protein packed way. (don’t worry I didn’t skimp on the PB!)IMG_7515

This recipe was inspired by one of my best friend Katie’s recipes. Katie is AMAZING in the kitchen and she has a lot of great healthy recipes on her blog. Check out her awesome recipe page & give her some love!

Why is protein important? 

Protein plays a key role in this recipe. Unlike traditional pancakes, these are loaded with protein! Protein is the macro-nutrient that helps keeps you satiated – aka full. This is one of the reasons why including protein in each meal is so important. It is also important for  muscle synthesis (building/maintaining muscle). 
Our bodies can only use 20-30 grams of protein at a time, so aim to include somewhere around that amount with each meal or snack. If you eat more in a meal, it won’t hurt you, but your body won’t be able to use it.  

These pancakes have about 26 grams of protein from both the egg whites and the Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter. The pancakes themselves have a great peanut butter taste because the powder is actually in the batter. They are delicious & a great way to start the day!IMG_7502

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Check out a few other recipes I have made with Mighty Nut: Chocolate PB Shake & Fun Fruit Dip.

IMG_7513PB&J Protein Pancakes

serves 1

Ingredients
Pancakes
1/3 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup oat flour (just grind up some GF oats in your blender)
1/4 tsp baking powder
2T Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter – flax & chia flavor
dash of cinnamon
1 cup egg whites 
Topping
1/2 cup raspberries + a few extra
1T Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter – any flavor
1T water

Directions
1. mix all ingredients together
2. in a skillet over medium heat, spoon out half the batter. Cook like a regular pancake, then cook the other half. 
3. While the pancakes are cooking, make the topping. In a small bowl, mash up the raspberries. In another small bowl, mix 1T of powdered peanut butter with 1T water. 
4. Top pancakes with peanut butter spread and mashed raspberries.
5. Enjoy!!!

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*Please note: This post is sponsored by Sweat Pink on behalf of Mighty Nut/Peanut Butter & Co. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors!

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XOXO
Stay Sweet!
Sarah

Gluten Free Protein Pancakes – 3 Ways

These protein pancakes are the BOMB.COM! Here’s the deal: I have tried a lot of different gluten free pancake recipes and mixes and they are either dry or grainy and you can only eat one tiny little pancake. These, on the other hand, are fluffy, soft and you get to eat THE WHOLE stack! Plus they have about 30 grams of protein (depending on the protein powder you use). They are the perfect way to start your day with a nice balance of carbs, protein and fat. 

Im seriously geeking out about this recipe. I am loving it and you will too. Here’s why:  
1) it’s super tasty
2) it’s very versatile and can be made with many different ingredients (read: you don’t get bored!)
3) it’s easy and fast 
4) the serving is HUGE! You get to eat a ton of pancakes! 

IMG_0176You MUST try gluten free protein pancakes because everyone who has eaten these so far has loved them! My husband ate them and wanted more, and, as an added bonus, had no idea they were gluten free. Then Katie tried them and liked them so much she called me out on Instagram so I would hurry up and post the recipe. Haha. The reason these are so loved is because they really taste like pancakes. Or as some would say, it tastes like you are cheating but you’re not! 

Alright, let’s get to it… here is the BASE RECIPE. This is for basic pancakes. We’ll get all fancy a little later. 

Base Recipe: 

  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal (ground flax seed)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2.5 egg whites (works out to be 8 tablespoons) 

Blend all of the dry ingredients (first 4). Transfer dry mixture to a bowl. Stir in liquid ingredients (last 2). Cook in skillet like pancakes! It makes ~4-6 pancakes, sometimes more, depending on size of pancakes you make. IMG_0170

Now… here is where you can get creative! You can throw almost anything you want into these pancakes. My favorite have been the blueberries so I keep eating that on repeat. Haha. If you have any fun ideas for these, let me know in the comments!
I should mention – each picture below is a serving of pancakes! 

3 Variations:

vanilla protein powder + blueberries
for this use vanilla protein powder and add blueberries to batter. IMG_0173This one has to be my favorite. I have also made it with peanut butter protein powder and it was good too!IMG_0177 Pancakes and blueberries are just perfect together. 

1/2 scoop peanut butter, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder + choc chips + almond butter
for this, use chocolate protein powder and peanut butter protein powder, then add chocolate chips to the batter. I used mini choc chips. Top pancakes with almond butter.
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I generally am  not a huge sweets person in the morning, which is why this recipe is not my favorite.IMG_0149 It is super delicious though and you could even eat it on a night you feel like having breakfast for dinner! IMG_0152
Yes, this is one serving! YUM!!!IMG_0157

peanut butter protein powder + mixed berries 
for this, use peanut butter protein powder and top with mixed berries. IMG_8427You can try adding the berries to the batter but it gets kinda messy… IMG_8405
I love this one because it’s almost like PB&J. The Quest peanut butter protein powder is the one I used and it’s got a light enough flavor to not be obnoxious and overbearing but still give you that peanut butter taste. IMG_8431

In case you can’t tell, I am LOVING this recipe! It keeps me full and it fun to eat, so I see it being one of my morning favs for some time! 

The protein powder I have used in the recipe, and that I use in almost any baking recipe, is Quest protein powder. I am obsessed with it because it has 23g of protein PER SCOOP and less than 1g-2g of sugar depending on the flavor.  It is good in smoothies, and I love it for cooking. You can put protein in pancakes, for example, and you don’t even notice! The price is great because this powder is super high quality and made with the best ingredients.  The other cool thing is you can buy single packets so you can try a flavor without having to  buy the whole canister.

The flavors are chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, (those 3 are my favs) strawberry and NEW banana cream and salted caramel.gluten free protein pancakesI haven’t tried the new flavors yet. I have a packet of salted caramel, I have just been trying to decide what to do with it. Maybe I’ll make pancakes! Haha. 

XOXO
Stay sweet!!
Sarah