Healthy Breakfast: Weight-loss Pumpkin Pancakes

It's October and that means it's pumpkin season once again! From pumpkin pie to pumpkin soup, this orange fruit is the star of plenty of fall dishes. Luckily for us, pumpkins provide plenty of health benefits so there is no need to hold back. 

This time we are sharing a breakfast recipe that is sure to keep you slim whilst you enjoy its delectable morsels: pumpkin pancakes.

Why Pumpkins?

While not scientifically considered a vegetable, it shares many of the nutrients that one would typically find in a vegetable. Whenever you take a bite of a pumpkin, you are getting a mouthful of antioxidants such as alpha-carotene that reduces the risk of many diseases. They also contain vitamins A and C, which may boost your immune system and protect your eyesight. Best of all, pumpkins are low in calories so it's great for those who want to lose extra weight but still enjoy eating.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Prep: 5 mins | Cooking: 10 mins

40 gram

Net Carbs per Serving

12 portion

Serving Size
Ingredients
  • 2 ¼ cups oats 
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond & cashew
  • 1 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • coconut oil for cooking
Steps
  1. Place the oats in a blender to create oat flour.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Heat your pan over medium-low heat and melt a teaspoon of coconut oil.
  4. Once the pan is hot, put 1/4 cup of the batter onto it.
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes on both sides and serve hot.
  6. Add toppings of your choice.