Health | November 23rd 2016

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes for Thanksgiving Breakfast

We know how difficult it can be to stay focused on being healthy during the holiday season, especially on Thanksgiving. We love protein pancakes as a yummy brunch alternative here at HBFIT and we have a special fall recipe lined up for you. Start the day on the right foot with these for breakfast, they’re vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and full of muscle building protein. They are a delicious solution to your mom’s cinnamon buns (although we can never turn down a good cinnamon bun) and will have you ready to tackle the turkey. 

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ⅓ cup plant-based protein powder. We used Perfect Fit’s Pumpkin Spice, which we are OBSESSED with here at HBFIT!
  • ⅓ cup almond meal
  • ⅓ cup nondairy milk
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup water or nondairy yogurt
  • 2 chia eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or ½ tablespoon ground vanilla bean powder
  • Any spices you like! We used cinnamon and cardamom.
  • Touch of stevia or any natural sweetener


  1. Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth batter
  2. Heat a nonstick pan to medium heat and spray with cooking spray
  3. Add the batter onto the pan in small circles, flipping each pancake over when the edges start to look dry
  4. Once they’re ready, add any finishing touches you like and enjoy!