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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

* 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. Oh, yes! Definitely making these. Ginger and pumpkin belong together.
      The 16 oz package of organic strawberries I purchased at trader Joe’s this weekend was $3.79. Kind of pricey and they aren’y very ripe. I may be switching to frozen for the next few months. Pumpkin is too darn expensive, in my opinion. At Trader Joe’s it is $1.99 a can but it varies within a dollar at other stores.

      I am all in for any Persian recipes. Actually, all four of the recipes sound good. (I liked you on Facebook when I established my account.)

      1. Thanks so much for liking my page- it means alot Sarah! and yes…they will all come out soon 😉

    2. Um I don’t see my Persian Cauliflower Soup as an option. For shame.

      I love how fluffy these are and I think you meant to say when you live in America.

      1. Google Osh Reshte- It’s a Persian soup my mum used to make (completely vegetarian)- I have always despised it. You would love it!

    3. allow pancakes to cool? I can’t wait for that. Especially with these . Just pour the maple syrup in my mouth and let’s do this

    4. Dude, those are some legit pumpkin pancakes. Love that you used protein pow too, they’re like the perfect post-workout breakkie

      1. Cheers mate- I ate them after working out- and by working out I mean cleaning my apartment. It’s pretty much like chest and shoulder day…

    5. I’ve never been a big fan of protein pancakes, but these actually look seriously good (ie. fluffy and not flat)! I’ve always loved gingerbread, even as a kid too. It might have something to do with our family tradition of making a gingerbread house every Christmas with $80 worth of candy on it (I’m not joking lol).

    6. I actually I think I felt my eye sockets grow half an inch when I saw the amazing foodie-photgraphy of those pancakes. Geebus. Those look incredible and I am adding ginger to my pumpkin cakes going forward. Side note, a can of pump is $1.99 on average, but sista’ is cheap and goes to the $1 stores for pumpkin. I am not opposed to “lower end” groccery shopping. Especially when their candy isle is on point! Lovely recipe my friend, thank you for sharing.

      1. How rude. Do you think I don’t have any?

        (I actually don’t so please do. Also cereal).

      1. Stahhhp it. You’re pics make me want to consume chickpeas. That, my friend, is talent.

    7. Yum I love pancakes and the gingerbread spices are speaking to me. These might be on the tomorrow morning pancake menu! Thanks for sharing!

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