High Fiber / High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

As I was getting my lightbox set up to photograph this meal, my darling husband had the nerve to say, “Why are you blogging pancakes?” I asked, “Why not?” He answered that “pancakes aren’t really that special and they won’t really photograph that well.” Readers, I beg to differ. These are my special high protein / high fiber pumpkin pancakes and I hope that someone out there is happy to read about them!

This is a recipe I made up a few months ago when I started my heavy weightlifting routine. To some of you, the ingredients may look funny. But if protein powder is already a staple in your household, I urge you to give these a try. They really do satisfy my craving for the real thing! And just look at the size of that stack – tell me, could Bisquick give you that many pancakes for just 284 calories? Definitely not. But even better, these are loaded with fiber and protein so from a hunger standpoint, there are even more satisfying than the real thing. I love making these mid-morning on a weekend to get me through the day. This time, we had them for dinner along with some apple chicken sausage.

High Fiber / High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup Fiber One Cereal
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp pancake mix
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
dash of cinnamon

Place the cereal in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for a few minutes, until softened. Drain and add to a blender along with remaining ingredients. Blend thoroughly.
Cook the pancakes on a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, turning once after the first side is cooked through. Watch carefully, because they cook more quickly than regular pancakes.
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 283.4
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 30.0 mg
Sodium: 425.3 mg
Total Carbs: 34.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.5 g
Protein: 39.1 g
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6 Responses to “High Fiber / High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes”

  1. 1

    bakinandeggs — April 6, 2009 @ 2:24 pm Reply

    I’ve been wanting to try protein pancakes. I’m going to try your recipe. Thanks for posting!

  2. 2

    Gourmet Chick — April 6, 2009 @ 4:54 pm Reply

    I have blogged about pancakes and they are not even special protein ones so no need to worry there!

  3. 3

    Gourmet Chick — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    I have blogged about pancakes and they are not even special protein ones so no need to worry there!

  4. 4

    bakinandeggs — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    I've been wanting to try protein pancakes. I'm going to try your recipe. Thanks for posting!

  5. 5

    Gourmet Chick — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    I have blogged about pancakes and they are not even special protein ones so no need to worry there!

  6. 6

    bakinandeggs — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    I've been wanting to try protein pancakes. I'm going to try your recipe. Thanks for posting!

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