Paleo Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Try saying that 3x fast! LOL! I admit I go crazy during pumpkin season but this fruit is available all year round so I am always looking for new ways to consume it. I made these pumpkin energy bites earlier in the week and had some pumpkin leftover so I thought perfect, pumpkin pancakes! 

I figured pancakes because you always get more but then I decided to dust off my waffle maker and made those instead! Yes, it looks like dessert, that is how I like my food mostly! But don't be fooled as it is packed with vitamins from the pumpkin (hello vitamin A!) plus protein from Aloha Protein Powder which is organic, soy free, stevia free & vegan and tastes great! I went with chocolate, hence why my waffles look darker.

I could seriously just eat them right from the waffle maker and call it a day!  But....I do love my topping so I controlled myself while I added them on. The secret to not missing syrup? Melt frozen berries and pour over waffles - yum! Add creamy nut butter, cinnamon, and honey drizzle and you got yourself a delicious breakfast!  Perfect for the weekend treat! 

Does breakfast get any better than this!? Knowing that I have frozen my leftovers makes me giddy for next weekend already! Whether you make pancakes or waffles this is a delicious treat to definitely try out for weekend brunch, or anytime really! 

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Recipe Here

1/2 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp hemp seeds
a sprinkle of salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 egg whites & 1 whole egg
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Almond milk (as needed to thin out the batter)

1. Preheat pan or waffles maker-sprayed liberally
2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and whisk to combine
3. Combine wet ingredients in measuring cup (easier clean up)
4. Then pour the wet into the dry. Add almond milk to thin out batter as needed.
5. Pour into waffle maker or in a hot pan for pancakes.
6. Extras can be frozen or store in the fridge for a few days.
7. Get creative with topping & enjoy!