The humble pumpkin has many uses, and is never more popular than at Halloween! The hours of entertainment they provide when carving them into lanterns, and the eerie glow they emit in the darkness of the night. Pumpkins are as versatile as they are delicious and nutritious.
Pumpkins use in cooking
The thing is this, pumpkins can be eaten sweet or savoury, but most will consume them in their boring boiled down form, which granted is no less nutritious, but it’s worth remembering that the nutritional value of food left uneaten is ZERO…so let’s make pumpkin appetising and super nourishing by blitzing it up, and adding it to some of our favourite everyday food a drinks.
Protein Pumpkin Pancakes
- 1 scoop protein powder
- ½ cup pumpkin
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup oats
- ½ cup + 2 tbs water
- 3-5 sachets of stevia or ½ tbs sweetener alternative
- So simple even a headless huntsman could do it, just add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Next, heat a non-stick frying pan and add some cooking spray.
- Ladle approx a ¼ cup of batter into the pan and turn pancakes as top begins to bubble and edges appear to have browned.
4 pancakes provide:
Dashingdish.com, (2013). Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes. Retrieved 30th October, 2013, from http://dashingdish.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-protein-pancakes/