Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

I asked Duff Man what he wanted for dinner last week and he said Breakfast for Dinner.  Given the choice for dinner, Duff Man will ALWAYS pick either Mexican food or BFD.

On this particular evening, I decided to make pumpkin pancakes--but with an added kick of protein so that DM wouldn't start tearing the kitchen apart looking for a snack 30 minutes later.

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

3/4 c. Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (right now I have the Trader Joe's brand)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 container plain Greek yogurt
1 large egg
1/2 c. pumpkin
1/2 c. milk

Heat up a skillet or large frying pan.

Put the dry ingredients (oats, flour, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger) together in the bowl of your food processor and whir together for 30 seconds until the oats are coarsely ground.

Add the yogurt, egg, pumpkin, and milk and mix until blended.

Pour batter into circles on griddle, 1/3 c. at a time, and cook 1-2 minutes.  (For pretty, perfect pancakes, use a cast iron or nonstick griddle and do NOT grease the pan.)  When the edges of the pancakes are dry, flip and cook 1-2 minutes longer.  

Serve hot with butter and syrup.  Enjoy!

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