Try A Protein Pumpkin Pancake Treat This Halloween!

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

Ingredients

- 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

Directions

  • 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:

108kcal

1g Fat

20g Carbohydrates

4g Fiber

1g Sugar

14g Protein

References

Dashingdish.com, (2013). Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes. Retrieved 30th October, 2013, from http://dashingdish.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-protein-pancakes/

 

 

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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