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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes


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


Low calorie, plus protein Pumpkin Spice Latte PSL


This drink was inspired by Michelle Money’s (Bachelor, Bachelor Pad) youtube channel MMandLshow. Check out her and Laura’s videos. They are awesome!! After they suck you in for a few hours you may come back and thank me.

Here’s their recipe copied exactly from their site:
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup plain pumpkin purée
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 Truvia Packets
1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
10oz brewed coffee

Blend all ingredients and serve over ice or heat up in microwave for 45 seconds.

I tried it their way and then changed 1 thing and it was SO MUCH BETTER!! I used Shaklee’s cafe latte shake mix instead of the vanilla protein mix. Delish!! No, I don’t sell Shaklee. No, I don’t get any cashola from saying that the cafe latte mix was better. Frankly, I just prefered it. I think you would too.

Make this delicious low calorie PSL, sit back and enjoy!!