Monday, October 16, 2017

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Hey Fit Fam,

I bake with protein SO often that I can't tell you the last time I made pancakes or waffles that were not some sort of protein creation. Nothing wrong with some protein baking .. but man I forgot how melt in your mouth delish a REAL pancake without any protein added is!!!

My carb intake is kinda crazy right now so I've been trying to find ways to get in more carbs without going crazy on fiber (yes too MUCH fiber can be just as bad as not enough.)

While I AM NOT a huge pumpkin fan ... there is ONE company that seems to just get it right. I don't know HOW but pretty much ANYTHING from Trader Joe's that is PUMPKIN ... is AMAZING. It's like they have figured out the perfect spice ratio or something. I literally STOCK PILE their Pumpkin Pie Spice and Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds!! I buy enough every October/November to get me by until NEXT pumpkin season!

Well .. now I will add ANOTHER Trader Joe's pumpkin product to my stock pile pantry. Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix! They also have a GF Pancake & Waffle Mix. No clue what the difference is .. haven't tried that one.

Honestly I was kind of shocked! The macros aren't even BAD for pancakes! So even on normal to modest carb macros these would work. I just don't think pancakes are that "filling" so I save them for when my carb macros are higher so I can either have MORE than one serving or have another carb on the side (for example I also had a bowl of blueberry oats with my glorious stack.)

As you all know ... I rarely make things as the instructions tell ya to! So I skipped the oil and skipped the full egg and made a couple substitutions .. which make them lower fat and therefore the PERFECT pre-workout carb (I try to keep my fats lower pre and post workout.)

Of course I also had a side of sweet eggs with this stack of glory .... because ya still gotta get in protein at each meal!! I just scrambled up some egg whites and added some cinnamon and stevia. But HERE and HERE are two really great sweet egg recipes! SWEET EGGS ARE LIFE!

This GF Pumpkin Pancake recipe below is for a SINGLE serving! Adjust the ingredients if you want to make more! I made 2 servings the other day and kept everything pretty much the same. Except I used a LARGE egg white, doubled the applesauce and added 2 more tablespoons of water. Everything else stayed the same and they tasted great!

MODIFIED Trader Joes Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
Serving Size:1
Makes 3-4 small/medium pancakes

* 1 serving (dry mix) - Trader Joe's GF Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix outta the box!
* 1/8 serving (literally like 15g) Canned Pumpkin (Feel free to use more. I was trying to keep fiber low)
* 1oz Unsweetened Applesauce
* 2 tbs liquid egg whites (or just a regular medium egg white)
* 1-2 tablespoons of water

** I also added a few shakes of their Pumpkin Pie Spice and a few squirts of liquid stevia. But I'm sure you could omit this**

Mix, Mix, Mix (I just used regular ole metal whisk)
Then make them as directed!
As always when it comes to pancakes .. PATIENCE PAYS OFF.
Cook them on medium low so they are nice and golden and soft on the inside!
If you turn up the heat because you are dying to dig in (yes I've been guilty many times) .. you will get a crispier and much less fluffy pancake!

I topped mine with pan softened apples (with cinnamon and stevia) one day and pan softened banana (the same way) the next day. BOTH were amazing!!

Oh and yea that is pumpkin spice cheerios on the ones right here on the right! Currently .. I am kind of obsessed with any flavor of Cheerio's.

I also skipped any kind of syrup and drizzled mine with my yummy Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

Head on over to my pic on Instagram and leave me a comment if you make them! Or just comment here on the blog! Nobody ever talks to me on here, haha!

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  1. SIDE NOTE --- I don't know WHAT THE HECK all that jibber jabber is at the bottom of this blog. But it doesn't matter what I do ... it won't go away?! Any blog/techie experts out there? Let me know!!