Must-Have Fall Recipes...Yes, Pumpkin Spice Included

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Tis’ the season for pumpkin everything, but finding a healthy, fall-flavored snack is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. If you’re looking to get a taste of the season, but without the added calories, we’ve got you covered. Here are a couple of tasty fall recipes to feed your pumpkin-spice cravings. Enjoy!

Pumpkin-Spice Protein Pancakes:

All of the flavor, but with a healthy protein punch. Here’s what you’ll need to make 10 pancakes:  

  • 1 and ½ cups of oat flour (or 1 and ¼ cups of oat flour and 2 scoops of vanilla protein - we recommend our Smart Protein, of course!)

  • 2 tablespoons of Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal (sugar substitute)

  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon of allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

  • 4 egg whites

  • ½ cup of raw pumpkin

  • 1 and ½ cups of unsweetened Almond Breeze (almond milk)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your griddle to medium heat.
  2. Mix flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the egg whites and pumpkin in a separate bowl, then add in the almond milk - mixing slowly.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, then mix well.
  5. Spray your griddle with non-stick butter spray.
  6. Scoop your batter with a 1/4 cup measuring cup onto griddle.
  7. Cook each side until they are lightly toasted/golden brown. Make sure they are cooked all the way through before serving.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie:

Here's what you'll need for 1 smoothie serving:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree

  • ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Recipe inspiration found at bodybuilding.com and dailyburn.com.