Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip, Protein Pancakes

Now is that a mouthful or what. Despite the terribly long name, these babies are nothing short of incredibly delicious… and nutritious. I promise you. This is not like those cereal commercials that claim to be healthy and delicious. No, Kellogg’s. You’re a liar. Your over-sugared, processed cereals are delicious, but there’s not an ounce of nutrition in them. Just because something is “whole-grain” doesn’t make them good for you. I digress.

So, I came up with these last week one day when I REALLY, REALLY wanted to go to Wawa and buy their whole shelf of donuts. Once again, I digress.


Here’s the shpeal!

What you’ll need:

1 heap scoop of EFM’s Witch’s Whey
1/3 cup of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffle and Pancake mix
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla paste (or extract)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
3 tbsp. of egg whites (or one egg if you would prefer)
2-4 tbsp. milk (almond, coconut, cashew, whole—your choice)

2 tbsp. dark chocolate chips

How you’ll do it:

1) In a small bowl, add all the dry ingredients (whey, pancake mix, cinnamon, baking powder and salt) and whisk until all the ingredients are mixed well.
2) Make a little well in the middle of your dry ingredients and add the vanilla paste or extract, pumpkin puree, egg of choice and milk of choice. Once all the liquids have been added, whisk away! Once everything is perfect and smooth, stir in the chocolate chips. Let the batter sit for about 2-4 minutes to let the baking powder activate. Now is a good time to preheat that pan!
3) Preheat your skillet, griddle or frying pan to medium. Once your cooking vehicle is heated, choose your desired fat! I used bacon grease, but you can use coconut oil or grass-fed butter.
4) Measure about a 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. This recipe should make about 3-4 pancakes.
5) Let each side cook for about 2 minutes and greasing pan as often as necessary, so the pancake does not stick and/or burn into a black, ugly mess. You don’t want that.
6) Once pancakes are all done, dress them however you’d like! I usually enjoy mine folded in half with almond butter, pumpkin spice cream cheese and a nice piece of bacon!

I guarantee you’ll have the best pancakes ever. And if you’re like me and like them thick… these are actually the best pancakes in the entire universe.

2 thoughts on “Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip, Protein Pancakes

  1. Pingback: Bacon Pancakes Make the World Go Round – #nhubbieskitchen

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