Guilt-Free Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes

So, this recipe is perfect for everyone. I have been trying to get creative since my kid goes on a hunger strike every other week. I have been experimenting with hiding the good stuff in things he would normally be drawn to like, pancakes, waffles, muffins, tots, etc. These pancakes are packed with protein with a fall spin.

I love foods like pancakes because I hateeeee measuring when I am cooking and since you cant really try as you go (like with sauces or sides) you can see when you are doing something wrong. When pancake or waffle batter looks too dry, you add a wet ingredient a vice versa, its pretty tough to screw up.

As with all my recipes, you can customize however you desire and the outcome will not be affected. If you don’t like hemp seeds, throw in chia seeds, if you aren’t a fan of pumpkin try some flavored yogurt and of course the topping options are endless.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup Almond flour (or regular flour, whole wheat, oat, coconut, etc.)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 C (heaping) pumpkin ( you can used pureed OR roasted fresh pumpkin)
  • 1/3 Chocolate protein powder ( I used a sample packet from Plant Fusion
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut milk (or you preferred cows milk or nut milk)
  • Sprinkle of hemp seeds
  • Sprinkle of flax seed
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • Nut butter (optional topping)
  • Coconut oil (optional topping)
  • Cocoa Nibs (optional topping)
  • Local bee pollen (optional topping)
    OTHER OPTIONS: collagen peptides, brewers yeast (if nursing), any potions you desire (ashwagandha from Mountain Rose Herbs is my personal favorite at the moment)

DIRECTIONS:

This seems silly but…

  • Whisk all wet ingredients
  • In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients
  • Combine
  • Grease your pan with butter
  • Make pancakes
  • Mix a spoonful of nut butter and a little coconut oil (heat if in a solid state) and use this as your “syrup”
  • Top them with all the goods

This is great for a quick breakfast before running out the door, your picky kid or just because!

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Guys, don’t take cooking to seriously, it should be somewhat enjoyable. Play around with ingredients and remember {almost} anything can be fixed.

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