Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

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I love this time of the year: The cool weather and of course pumpkin season, which was the inspiration to my breakfast this morning. This recipe was adapted from by the pumpkin protein pancakes at PbFingers.com.

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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

– 1/2 cup oats (i use gluten free)

– 1/4 cup pumpkin

– 1/4 cup cottage cheese (i used fat free)

– 1 egg

– 2-3 tblsp milk of choice

– 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1-2 tsp of sweetener of choice (agave or honey)

– pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet until well blended. Heat pancakes on a nonstick skillet. I make it into 2 large pancakes, and top it with a half of banana or berries, and a drizzle of honey.

Nutrition Facts (serves 1)

Calories: 320, Carbs:35g, Fat:8g, Protein:19g

 

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Microwave Chocolate Muffin Cake

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Cake for breakfast? Sign me up. This quick and easy microwave cake takes less than five minutes to make; and its protein packed, low calorie, and gluten free! If you don’t like chocolate, no problem. You can make it whatever flavor you like. In fact, I have made blueberry muffin cake and a pumpkin one; and both were really good.

– 1 egg

-3 tblsp. pumpkin puree (or unsweetened applesauce)*

– 2 tblsp. oat flour**

– 1/4 tsp baking powder

-1-2 tsp sweetner (agave or honey)

– 1 tblsp. cocoa powder

– pinch of salt

* If using pumpkin puree, I recommend adding 1-2 tblsp of milk ( I used almond milk)

** To make your own oat flour, grind old fashioned oats in a blender. Measure after!

Whisk all ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until it has risen completely and a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool for a minute. Top with fruit, nut butter, or simply eat it by itself, or on-the-go.