Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Hands down, the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever make which are so healthy and filling! High in protein, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and a vegan option, an easy method provides a perfect stack of pancakes every time with a hidden vegetable too! 

Healthy {and fluffiest!} Protein Packed Pumpkin Pancakes- Hands down, the fluffiest pancakes you'll ever make which are so healthy and filling! High in protein, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and a vegan option, an easy method provides a perfect stack of pancakes every time with a hidden vegetable too! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Happy Monday stunners! 

Firstly, thank you to everyone who chimed in on my post regarding recipe authenticity on Thursday– your constant support means a tonne! Secondly, you all still have a week to enter my monthly giveaway! I just checked and the nut butter collection…damn, I want to enter! 

Hope you all had an epic weekend. As usual, the Australian weather was being awesome, which is deceitful- the coming week is apparently supposed to be storming and thundering. Oh mother nature. Why? Lucky we can cry….in pancakes. 

 Healthy {and fluffiest!) Protein Packed Pumpkin Pancakes -Hands down, the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever make which are so healthy and filling! {gluten free, vegan, high protein!}

As the weather is being temperamental, let’s pretend I live in the northern hemisphere. Okay, actually let’s be real. I’m going to pretend I do live there and thus, my recipes will continue to be seasonal…..should I live in America.

So pumpkin, warming stews and crock pots are out in full force whilst here in Australia- the freezer section is overflowing with new frozen desserts, strawberries are dipping below $5 a container and the biggest indicator that the weather is heating up- My quest bar I keep in my glovebox has started to change shape. 

Healthy {and fluffiest!) Protein Packed Pumpkin Pancakes -Hands down, the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever make which are so healthy and filling! {gluten free, vegan, high protein!}

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a stack of pancakes and like my oatmeal phase– I’ve been experimenting with new combinations and flavours. I had 3/4 of a can of pumpkin left (the big one) and although I have use for half for another recipe, the extra portion left could not go to waste- especially as canned pumpkin is only available in one store here- the suitably named USA foods store. 

I love the flavour of gingerbread (I was that weird kid who actually ate the gingerbread men and not the candy buttons) and used the classic spices to create these pancakes. Can we please take a moment to appreciate the fluffy texture? For me, it’s fluffy pancakes or nothing. That’s my motto….for pancakes. 

Healthy {and fluffiest!) Protein Packed Pumpkin Pancakes -Hands down, the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever make which are so healthy and filling! {gluten free, vegan, high protein!}

Low in sugar, high in protein (regardless of whether you use the protein powder or not), gluten free and grain free? You can be satisfied knowing you’ve done you’re body a favour with these fluffy ‘cakes. Do yourself a favour and add the butter and molasses on top- it’s….I have no words. 

Also, stay tuned- Gingerbread oatmeal

If you love pumpkin pancakes, you’ll LOVE these super thick and fluffy flourless pumpkin pancakes too- Just see how easy they are below! 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

A fluffy, filling and delicious pancake recipe which is grain free and gluten free- with a high protein option!
5 from 4 votes
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour sifted (can sub for gluten free or oat flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla or neutral tasting protein powder optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice
  • 2 egg whites for a vegan option, substitute for 1 flax egg- 1 T flax + 3 T water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin not filling
  • 1 tablespoon - 1/4 cup dairy free milk
  • Molasses maple syrup and butter, for topping (Optional)


  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the coconut flour, protein powder and baking powder to avoid clumps. Add in the spices, sweetener and salt and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites (or flax egg) with the vanilla extract. Add this to the dry mixture and stir until a dough like consistency. Add in the pumpkin and slowly add the milk one tablespoon at a time until a thick batter is formed.
  • Heat a frying pan on low heat and spray with cooking oil. Once pan is extremely hot, pour 1/4 cup servings of the batter and cover. Once bubbles appear and the edges go brown, remove cover, flip the pancakes and cover again for approximately 1 minute. Repeat until all the batter is used.
  • Allow pancakes to cool slightly and top with butter, maple syrup and molasses.


* The amount of milk you use depends on the brand of coconut flour and protein powder used.
If you don't use protein powder, add an extra tablespoon of flour.
If you use an unsweetened protein powder, add a T of sugar or sweetener of choice.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!
Healthy {and fluffiest!) Protein Packed Pumpkin Pancakes -Hands down, the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever make which are so healthy and filling! {gluten free, vegan, high protein!} 


I asked on Facebook for those of you to chime in what recipes you’d like coming up- I plan on raiding my mum’s cook book (i.e. her brain) and steal some family favourites- Here are a few options- Spicy Beef Chilli, Slow cooked Persian chicken, spiced apple muffins and cranberry oatmeal cookies. Let me know in the comments- or better yet- Like this blog on facebook– I’d make you all four and chuck in pancake too.

Healthy THICK and FLUFFY Pumpkin Gingerbread Pancakes loaded with protein and made with NO sugar! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com 

Are you a fan of gingerbread? Did you ever eat it as a kid?

How much are strawberries where you are living?

How much is a can of pumpkin? 

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    157 thoughts on “Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

    1. I’d love to see the spiced apple muffins recipe!
      I like gingerbread a lot ! We have pretty good gingerbread in Germany, even different kinds. And I’m sure you also know Spekulatius cookies, they tate like gingerbread and have an awesome texture! Especially when dipped into tea 😀
      Strawberries are about 3 euros a package (250g on average) when in season. That’s pretty decent!food is so cheap over here but nobody realised it!!

      1. You, my friend, are in for a treat- although I made them into bars 🙂 I think Germany have the BEST gingerbread I have ever eaten!

    2. These look so good! I’m heading back to NY in a little under a month and these are definitely on my home to-make list.

      I also demand your mom’s Slow Cooked Persian Chicken recipe immediately- slow cooker recipes are my latest obsession and I trust Mom recipes implicitly!

    3. I love gingerbread. I used to eat the Jamaican gingerbread by the bucket load as a kid. I should so try and make that. These look awesome and so do your photos mate! Did you see that storm!?

    4. Mmmmm gingerbread!

      Slow Cooked Persian Chicken please. 🙂

      Strawberry season just finished in Scotland mate, I could get about 500g worth for £2.50.

      I eat lots of Strawberries and make them into my Strawberry Whisky Cheesecake too! 😀

      1. Of course- It’s similar to the saffron chicken dish but slightly spicy! wow, that’s a pretty decent price- although today there was 3 punnets (250 gram each) for $5!

    5. I’m so with you on the fluffy pancakes thing! I tried a recipe for almond flour pancakes a while ago and it was so bizarre because it was just…all kinds of dense. Michael and I made pancakes this weekend and they had absolutely no nutritional value in them whatsoever, but they might have been the most delicious recipe I’ve ever tried. Fo realz!

      1. Thanks Tiff-any. I totally just liked your facebook page because I couldn’t WEIGHT. Ha. Ha. HAA.

    6. No better way to start out your monday morning than being called a stunner lol thanks for that. I love when pancakes look/taste hearty. These look really really good, and if they’re still fluffy after using pumpkin and coconut flour that’s really impressive. Gingerbread is never a flavor I think to use but I bet it’s so good with this!

      1. Hahaha, I just dish out the compliments..and pancakes! Yes- the key is ironically the egg whites- they tend to really fluff up with coconut flour.

    7. I wouldn’t know what the price of strawberries are these days because they entered the too high in price for me towards the end of August so I stopped buying completely. Probably $4.99 a container on a good day right now…I always loved Pepperidge Farm Gingerman cookies as a kid. Still do.

      1. Haha, I thought pepperidge farm was an actual farm, until a reader told me it was a cookie brand!

    8. Yup yup, ohhhh yes.
      Give me all the pancakes. Correction, give me all the PUMPKIN pancakes.
      and true story, I actually had no idea I even liked gingerbread until last year. I feel like I wasted 25 years of gingerbread binges. Here’s to making up for it now!

    9. Ung I love how dense they look. Yes I love a dense pancake! Sadly, I’m waiting on an amazon delivery of a Libby’s 4-pack (it’s so hard to find pumpkin here and when you do it’s like £3-4 a can) so this one has to wait 🙁

      I loved gingerbread, but always felt self conscious eating it (I didn’t want people to be like ‘HAH that ginger girl who eats gingerbread!’)

      I try not to let it put me off now…

      1. Omg, Australia sucks- Amazon is fine as long as you DON’T order edible products- fail whale.

        Please eat gingerbread…you already adore carrots 😉

    10. Oh I love gingerbread and definitely more than candy dots! We used to buy boxes of the ginger snap cookies at home and I would dip them into mint tea or hot chocolate as a kid.

      Anything gingerbread is welcome…hint, hint (:

      Apple spice muffins get my vote. Apples are my favorite fruit so fall is just amazing….kabocha, apples and broccoli/cauliflower hoarding continues…

      1. I love ginger snap cookies! I think I need to recreate them somehow!

        YES- Expect the recipe shortly- in bar form 😉

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