As soon as I get a whiff of fall, I break out every pumpkin recipe I have stored in my head! There are a few recipes I’ll be sharing on here this season, but this one had to be first. It’s super simple because all you have to do is throw the ingredients into your blender and make pancakes! Another plus? Your kitchen will be overwhelmed with the scent of fall
Besides being delicious and versatile, pumpkin is extremely nutrient dense. As far as vitamins and minerals go, it’s very impressive.
1 cup of pumpkin purée has:
- 1634% vitamin A
- 44% vitamin K
- 29% copper
- 20% manganese
- 20% vitamin B5
It’s also really low in calories with only 83 calories per cup. That same cup of pumpkin purée has 7 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.
Blender pancakes are the perfect recipe for a morning where you are a little bit short on time, but still want a comforting breakfast. One serving has 25g of plant-based protein and 12g of fiber! Looking to reduce the sugar content? Swap out the mini chocolate chips with your favorite nut or seed.
- ½ cup rolled oats, use GF if needed
- ½ cup unsweetened plant-based milk
- ¼ cup plant-based chocolate protein powder
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp psyllium husk powder (can sub 2 tsp ground flax seed)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp pumpkin spice seasoning
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
- Toppings: nut butter and maple syrup
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, except the chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
- Let batter sit for 5-10 min. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Use 2-3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake. On a preheated skillet, cook on one side for 3-4 minutes or until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Top with nut butter and maple syrup!
What I Used
For this recipe, I used Vega Chocolate Sport Performance Protein as my plant-based protein powder.
Bob’s Red Mill Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder is a great egg substitute, but it might not be something you have lying around! You can also use ground flaxseed if you don’t have any on hand.
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