Fluffy Pumpkin Protein Pancakes made with cottage cheese and fall inspired flavors, make a high protein breakfast. A healthy way to start your day! Low calorie & gluten free!
Monday is already here driving me crazy and that means tomorrow my parents will be arriving for surgery and driving me crazy too. I kid, I kid. It’s always a bit maddening when my parents come and of course, everything goes crazy. Like their car not starting and having to call AAA twice in one week. The vacuum cleaner dying. MailChimp delivering all my email subscribers to spam. Seriously?
Having gut wrenching hip pain for two days last week for no apparent reason didn’t help either. That put me behind on everything. Thankfully, I’m feeling a lot better, but sleep has been an issue worrying about the surgery. Oh yeah, and I’m getting Invisalign tomorrow. Sometimes life has unbelievable timing!
Guarantee when my parents arrive the first thing they will ask me to do is to go out to breakfast with them every day which we know I hate. Speaking of which what is it with old people going out to breakfast every day? My Grandma did that and I am SO not ready for that phase of life. P.S. My parents aren’t that old should I be worried?
In case you couldn’t tell from my ramblings, I’m kind of stressed here. Trying to finish a bazillion things before surgery – work, school, blog, coaching clients. I’m glad I took time off from swim instructing this month to work ahead. I’m worried about how the recovery will go especially after talking with the therapist on Friday who indicated the first 3 days are going to be very painful.
I start PT the day after surgery. They told me I’ll bounce back quickly with my fitness level. Still I worry. It’s a major surgery and I can’t stop thinking how they’re going to saw off my leg. I know I shouldn’t be thinking that, but it’s hard not to. There’s no going back after that.
Mostly, I’m dreading the being “broken” again and having to rebuild my strength and endurance. It requires so much mental strength and focus. So…this better be the last big thing for me in a really long time otherwise I’m running away and taking my pancakes with me! Well, maybe my computer and kitchen too. 🙂
If there’s one thing I can’t live without, it’s my protein pancakes. At any given time, there are two types of pancakes in my refrigerator – protein pancakes and whatever my latest obsession is from the long list of pancake recipes I’ve made. I have so many favorites sometimes it’s hard to choose!
But protein pancakes? They’re always a no question, must make and these Pumpkin Protein Pancakes are definitely going to be made all winter long!
Fluffy and veggie packed, they’re incredibly tasty and secretly healthy. I upgraded the original recipe by adding pumpkin and a few fall spices but you can’t even taste the pumpkin or cottage cheese in them. On a side note, for those who are lactose intolerant, I buy lactose free cottage cheese and it makes my belly happy.
You know what else makes my belly happy? These Pumpkin Protein Pancakes and I’m positive you’re gonna love them. Thick, chewy and packed with nutrition, they’re a healthy way to start the day with a treat-like feel. But shh…don’t tell my parents I have them or they’ll want me to share and these babies are all mine!
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- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp cardamom
- Ingredients for Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Heat a skillet to medium high heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until mixed thoroughly.
- Scoop ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet to form a pancake.
- Cook until small bubbles begin to appear then using a spatula flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove promptly from the skillet and place on a cooling rack while you repeat the process for remaining batter.
- Store in the refrigerator up to a week or freeze up to a month.
What is one food you can’t live without?