three ingredient pumpkin protein pancakes.

by Janetha on October 2, 2010

in meals

this morning, i finally had time to make something i have been craving for awhile now.


there are only three ingredients to the best pumpkin protein pancakes in the world.  they are:

  • pumpkin
  • protein
  • pancakes

ha! how simple is that?

let’s start with the protein powder.


i like to use tera’s whey bourbon vanilla, but i have also used EAS vanilla whey in the past.  i think any old protein powder will do, just as long as you use vanilla.  then again, you could always integrate a chocolate element into the pancakes (oh, and even add chocolate chips! the wheels are turning…)

here are the stats for the protein powder i used. if you want your nutritional information to be similar to mine, aim for these numbers:IMG_0290

next up: the pancakes.


this is by far my favorite boxed pancake mix.  if you can find it, this is the one you want to use.  if you can’t, make sure you find one that only requires you to add water—not oil and eggs.

check out the great ingredient list:IMG_0288

and the stats, 7 grams of protein!


an now, the final and possibly most important ingredient: the pumpkin.


here is the exact recipe for the three ingredient flapjacks. i decided that spices and water don’t count as ingredients.  that’s my story and i’m sticking to it.

  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pancake mix
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice, to taste

to make the pancakes, put the pumpkin, pancake mix and protein powder into a bowl.


add the water and start mixing. IMG_0295

stop mixing when it reaches batter-like consistency.  add more water if necessary.


heat your griddle to 325 degrees, or a pan over medium heat.  pour your pancakes onto the greased, heated surface.


this single-serving recipe should make 4 good sized pancakes.


this is when i add my spices.


alternatively, you could add your spices straight to the batter, but i prefer this method. i sprinkle both the cinnamon and pie spice right onto the pancakes.

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these don’t bubble up like your typical pancakes, so you need to watch them closely.  when the edges start to crisp a bit, it’s time to flip!

let them cook on the other side for another minute or two.  i like mine a tad gooey in the middle for the full pumpkin pie effect ;)IMG_0308

you can top your pancakes with whatever you’d like, but i decided to go all the way with the pumpkin theme today.

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these pumpkin protein pancakes had the perfect consistency.


the pumpkin butter added the perfect sweetness with a pumpkin pizzazz.

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paired with a J mug of coffee, this was the perfect saturday morning breakfast.


pumpkin pie for breakfast.. the only thing missing was the whipped cream!IMG_0322

here is the nutrition label for the pancakes, pre-pumpkin butter:


and may i add, these are incredibly filling.  i am now in a pancake coma and just might go back to bed.



1. do you like pumpkin / pumpkin flavored foods? one of my best friends hates both pumpkin AND whipped cream. bless her soul.

2. what did you have for breakfast?

xo. janetha g.

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