Keto Zone Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious way to get more protein in your diet?

You are going to love these protein packed pumpkin pancakes!

Protein is an important macronutrient for reducing craving, improving mood, and regulating hormones.

A protein packed breakfast can tell your body that it is safe and nourished, allowing your nervous system to relax and your hunger hormones to balance out.

To maximize these benefits aim for a protein bolus of at least 20-30 grams with your first meal, depending on your own personal macronutrient ratios.

And a healthy dose of protein are not the only reason these pancakes are fantastic!

Made with nutrient dense pureed pumpkin and antioxidant rich seasonal autumn spices like ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, these pancakes are the perfect fall treat for the whole family.

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic coconut flour
1/2 cup hydrolyzed collagen protein powder
1/4 cup keto sweetener 
6 pasture-raised/organic eggs
1/2 cup organic pumpkin, pureed
1/4 cup grass-fed butter
1/2 cup full fat organic coconut milk
2 teaspoons organic cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon organic ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon organic clove powder
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil or grass-fed butter for the frying pan

 

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut flour, protein powder, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add in the pureed pumpkin, eggs, melted butter, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Continue to whisk until well combined.
  5. Melt coconut oil or butter in a large skillet.
  6. When pan is preheated, add about two tablespoons of batter in to the skillet to form a pancake.
  7. Fill the skillet with as many pancakes as it will hold.
  8. Cook pancakes until they begin to set around the edges, about 5-7 minutes.
  9. Carefully flip each pancake.
  10. Continue to cook until both sides are golden brown.
  11. Repeat until batter is used up.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 pancakes

Per serving:

Calories: 245 kcal

Total Fat: 16 g

Total Carbohydrates: 9 g

Dietary Fiber: 5 g

Net Carbs: 4 g

Protein: 21 g

 

How did your pumpkin pancakes turn out? Let us know in the comments below!

Recipe adapted from alldayidreamaboutfood.com

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