Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

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This recipe has been over a year in the making. Originally it came from my best friend (Thanks Jenn!). My boys had spent the weekend with her and she made them pancakes. They asked for them repeatedly when they got home. I got the recipe from her, made them, and yes, I can see why they requested them. Yum! The only problem was the 3/4 c. of brown sugar in them. Yikes!

I started first by eliminating the sugar, adding protein powder and then experimenting with different mixes until I came to the following. My boys LOVE them and I love the added protein!

  • 1/2 c. vanilla protein powder (I used 4 scoops of Shakeology which added 72 grams of protein)
  • 1/2 c. Heart Smart Biquick Mix
  • 1 c. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Mix
  • 1 c. applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer until smooth and runny. Carefully flip once bubbles start. This makes about 12 pancakes (enough for 4). I like to make 2 batches and put the leftovers in the frig to heat up quickly during the week. We do NOT use syrup with theses since they are so good on their own. XOxo

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