Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

I woke up this morning knowing I was going to make pancakes. It took me a good half hour to figure out exactly what kind, but I finally decided on these pumpkin oatmeal protein pancakes. I had some pumpkin puree left over from when I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies the other day, so I thought this might be a good place to use some more of it.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

This recipe is actually adapted from my Oatmeal Protein Pancakes. Since I was headed to the gym straight after breakfast, I wanted a pancake that was going to give me a good balance of carbs and protein — which these pancakes have! I had so much energy and had one of the best leg workouts I’ve had in a while.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are not overly sweet at all. Because of that, I wanted to make a sweeter syrup to go on top. I used reduced fat cream cheese mixed with syrup which gave the pancakes a tangy/sweet bite! You can also use plain maple syrup or nothing at all.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Pancakes


1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 egg
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon maple syrup

1. Combine cream cheese and syrup in a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until it smooth. Mix again and set aside.
2. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
3. Spray your pan with cooking spray over medium heat. Add about 1/4 of the batter to the pan. Cook until the pancake starts to bubble, then flip (about 3 minutes)
4. Serve with cream cheese syrup!

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12 Responses to Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

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  2. Cassie says:

    I love pumpkin! These pancakes look so fluffy and delicious!

  3. Sarah UK says:

    These are seriously delicious! We ate them with blueberries and a dash of maple syrup, amazing – thanks so much for a great recipe!

  4. darren says:

    how many calories and grams of fat per pancake?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Darren,

      This recipe was designed for 1 person, so if you eat the entire recipe (without the syrup), it’s about 350 calories and 15 g fat. So you really can eat the whole recipe and be ok. It will depend per pancake as to what size you are making. I often make 2 large pancakes, which would cut those macros in half if you ate just 1, but of course you can eat less.

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  6. Paula Slavens says:

    I count carbs versus fat. How many carbs in this 1-serving recipe? I would love to try it but need to know the count first.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Paula,
      Without the cream cheese maple syrup, you are looking at about 35 g carbs. If you add the cream cheese syrup, then the carb count goes up to roughly 50 g. Hope this helps!

  7. Ilene Winters says:

    How much protein per pancake???

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Ilene,
      I just used 1 scoop – whatever the scoop was that came in the protein powder. It was probably about 3 – 4 tablespoons worth. 🙂

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