No protein powder needed in this recipe for Pumpkin Protein Pancakes! Enjoy a batch for breakfast or a snack on a busy day!
Time for another delicious recipe- Pumpkin Protein Pancakes. Today I’m super excited because the lovely Brittany from Eating Bird Food is here! I’m sure many of you are already familiar with her blog and the delicious recipes she posts. I’m so honored she agreed to be here today! Brittany and I have really connected in the blog world over the past couple of years. We even had the opportunity to go on a trip together this year and were emailing excitedly before I realized I wasn’t going to be able to go because of baby. But I have faith that we WILL connect in person sometime soon! Please take a minute to go check out her blog if it’s new to you. It’s guaranteed to make you drool and I love the way her sunshiney personality comes through in all her posts!
Hi there Lean Green Bean readers! I’m Brittany, the blogger behind the blog Eating Bird Food. I’m an holistic health coach, certified personal trainer and lover of all things food, nutrition and fitness. On my blog I post healthy recipes, workout ideas, inspiration and share a few lifestyle posts here and there.
Although I’ve never met Lindsay in person we’ve been blog friends for quite a while now and I’m beyond honored to be here guest posting while she’s caring for the newest addition to the bean family. I couldn’t be more happy for her and Mr. Bean!! (Side note: Am I the only one that thinks of this guy every time Lindsay mentions Mr. Bean?!? hehe)
Since fall is upon us and I can’t seem to get pumpkin off my brain I thought I’d share a seasonal recipe for pumpkin protein pancakes. The cool part about these pancakes is that they have a ton of protein but you don’t need any protein powder — just egg whites, cottage cheese and a few other ingredients.
The thing about protein pancakes that can be kind of frustrating is that many recipes yield only one pancake. It’s usually a large pancake and plenty filling but sometimes you really just need a full stack. Especially if you’re a volume eater like me.
Well this recipe makes enough batter for four pancakes so you can definitely make a stack. Woo-hoo!
I love the blend of flavors here — pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and a hint of sweetness from the apple. The oatmeal and cottage cheese make for a great texture. Overall, these are some of the best protein pancakes I’ve made. I hope you’ll give them a try this fall!Print
Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
Pancakes that are full of protein and great flavors. The oatmeal and cottage cheese make for a great texture.
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/3 cup chopped apples, reserving about 1 Tablespoon for topping
- maple syrup and pepitas for topping
- Place all ingredients in a deep bowl or cup. Give the ingredients a good stir to combine everything then blend with a immersion blender (or a food processor) until the batter is well combined and a smooth, thick consistency.
- Heat pan or griddle to low-medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.
- Scoop out about a quarter cup of batter at a time and pour onto pan. You should be able to make about 4 small pancakes.
- Cook until little bubbles form and the edges of the pancakes are solid enough to put a spatula underneath. Flip the pancakes and cook for one to two additional minutes.
- Place on a plate, sprinkle chopped apple and pepitas over the pancakes, drizzle with maple syrup and serve.
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Thanks again to Lindsay for having me! If you’re interested in more healthy recipes, feel free to check out Eating Bird Food. I’d love to connect with you.
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Heather @ fit mama realfood says
I love a good pancake that sticks with you for a while. Great flavors!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Yum! These pancakes look fabulous! My favorite way to eat pumpkin, hands down, has got to be pumpkin pie!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Oh yum- Love adding pumpkin in pancakes! My favourite way is savoury- roasted with oil and salt and pepper!
I’ve made pumpkin pancakes before and they were always a hit with people. Thanks for sharing this.
I actually have everything I need to make these at home right now. Bummed I didn’t’ see this before I made breakfast!
Tina Muir says
Oooh good idea! Clever to use cottage cheese instead of protein powder, will have to give that a try. I like using real foods rather than processed ones1 Thanks for the recipe, pancakes are my go to after my long runs!
I love cottage cheese in protein pancakes and baking! It’s like little bursts of goodness, plus they get so much rise!
Joanna @Makingmine says
Two of my favorite bloggers in 1 place, haha! These look fantastic! I’ve never heard of using cottage cheese this way – very interesting!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
Pumpkin muffins are my favorite, but these look awesome!
Emily @ Zen & Spice says
I’ve been wanting to try cottage cheese in pancakes for so long. It sounds like it would be so delicious!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Yum, I love protein pancakes.
Dietitian Jess says
Thanks for the intro to another great blog, love the addition of cottage cheese to the recipe!
Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says
Looks like my kind of recipe. I have cottage cheese in my fridge right now so may just have to make these.
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
I know about the one pancake thing. Love that this recipe makes more. And I am still loving pumpkin. Just can’t get enough.
Jessica @Myhealthypassion.com says
looks so good! I should try these! 🙂
Thanks for having me Lindsay. I hope we get to meet in person sometime soon. <3
Megan Ware says
Looks like a great recipe for the weekend Brittany! I have a bunch of cottage cheese coupons from Daisy that I’ve been giving out to clients but I haven’t used even one myself since I’m not a huge fan. You’re giving me an excuse to break out the coupon book 🙂
genevieve @ gratitude & greens says
These pancakes sound wonderful for a fall Sunday morning! Can’t wait to give them a try 🙂
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
Yum! Love the cottage cheese substitution in this recipe. Can’t wait to try it.
Lori Musselman says
This looks absolutely delicious! I’m pondering running to the store for cottage cheese.
Matt @ Runner Savvy says
Kristin @ W [H] A T C H says
these look delcious! do you think this would work with gluten free oats?
Do have nutrition info on these pancakes. Sound amazing. Would love to try.
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says
YUM, this recipe is perfect!
These pancakes sounds amazing! just the thing i need to wake me up in the morning 😀
These look fantastic! Love apple and pumpkin together 🙂