15-30-15 workout & pumpkin protein pancakes

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It’s been a crazy week and so, unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to post as much as I would liked! One thing that’s really been missing this week has been my workout schedule…

Sunday:  7 miler under 55 minutes — it was freezing cold, but felt good to get in some miles outside of the gym!

Monday: 3.5 miles on the treadmill & a 15-30-15 legs and abs workout — I’ll reveal this workout later this week!

Tuesday: 3 miles on the elliptical & a 20-minute leg workout — By the time I got to the wall sits, my legs were shaking like crazy!

Today: Off. I had to be at work at 7:15 a.m. so there was no way I was getting a workout in before then!

However, I finally was home for a bit tonight and the opportunity to make dinner, and I was definitely feeling breakfast for dinner…

Two small pumpkin pancakes, two egg whites, and two slices of turkey bacon — so yummy!

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Makes 10-12 pancakes 

  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 c. ground flax seed
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c. water
  1. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients, excluding the water. Mix well.
  3. Pour dry ingredients into wet, adding water as needed to make the batter thinner. (Note: the batter will be thick, but you don’t want it to be impossible to stir. Continue to add water until you can easily stir the batter.)
  4. Spray cooking spray on a pan or griddle. Once it’s hot (I set my griddle to 400 degrees), pour pancake mix into small circles on the pan. Remember, these will be really thick!
  5. Flip when brown, and cook until finished. (About 5-7 minutes)
  6. Finish with toppings! (I used Trader Joe’s Maple Agave Syrup; apples, peanut butter, almond butter, and cinnamon would all work well.)

How to “level up” this recipe

  • These were SO good!! I think you could add in some ground oat flour instead of the whole wheat flour to get some added nutrition.
  • Feel free to add in some nuts or dried fruit to the batter.

How to “level down” this recipe

  • Add some chocolate chips to the batter! I’m sure that would make it absolutely fabulous!
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