Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Fantastic breakfast option if you’re trying to build muscle, lose weight or simply follow a paleo diet (originally used at our muscle building cookery lesson). It’s so good I even tricked my 2-year-old daughter into eating these!


Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 scoop collagen peptides powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (I like cashew milk! or coconut milk!)
  • dark chocolate chunks, if desired
  • sliced almonds, for garnish
  • maple syrup or honey for topping!
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  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. In a blender, add eggs, pumpkin, oats, collagen, honey, baking powder, spices, salt and milk. Blend until pureed and smooth.
  3. To make the pancakes, you can add coconut oil or butter to the skillet if you want that crispness! You can pour the batter directly from the blender or scoop it out into a 1/4 cup measure for more uniform pancakes.
  4. Once you pour the batter into the hot skillet, take a spoon and slightly smooth it out into a larger circle if it seems thick. Add a sprinkling of dark chocolate chunks into the batter if you wish!
  5. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form, about 2 to 3 minutes – then flip and cook once more for 2 to 3 minutes. You’ll want to cook the opposite side a bit longer than you would traditional pancakes- these are denser.
  6. Serve with syrup and a sprinkle of almonds and maybe more chocolate. This will make about 8 pancakes!
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Jan Cron – Kitchen Maverick

Has spent a lifetime learning the best cooking techniques and perfecting flavours, if 70% of being healthy is what you eat and 30% exercise then we need to concentrate on getting the best balance of tasty food into our bodies. He’s gone back to school to learn about nutrition, to research relevant, irrelevant and utterly absurd diets, so you don’t have to.

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