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Spiced Apple Pancakes with Pumpkin ‘Syrup’

by ADMIN on JULY 8, 2011

Pancakes sometimes get a negative ‘carby’ halo – but these are not only high in nutrients from apple, pumpkin, pecans, and walnuts; but also protein from cottage cheese and egg whites. Though these pancakes are not as fluffy, the combination of textures and flavors will leave you with a smile and energy for the day ahead.

The good news? If you’re not into cottage cheese, you’ll still enjoy this recipe as the cottage cheese is ‘hidden’.

Spiced Apple High Protein Pancakes

Author: Adapted from Prep time: 8 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 16 mins Serves: 1

Are you avoiding pancakes because they're known to be primarly refined carohydrates? Avoid no more! These pancakes are made from grated apple, cottage cheese, pumpkin, and whole wheat flour with a sprinkle of walnuts. Spiced to perfection, you'll enjoy very bite.


  • 2 egg whites, beaten

  • 1 apple, grated

  • ½ cup low fat cottage cheese

  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts

  • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans

  • ½ tsp pumpkin cinnamon

  • ⅓ cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Mix together pumpkin with maple syrup in a small bowl, set aside.

  2. Mix together grated apple, flour, cottage cheese, honey, walnuts, and cinnamon.

  3. Mix apple mixture with egg whites.

  4. Spoon into a heated, lightly buttered pan on medium heat. Since the batter is a bit 'goopy', it's best to cook these slowly to prevent burning and to allow the batter to cook through.

  5. Mid-way through cooking on the first side, be sure to gently nudge the spatula under the pancake to help prevent sticking. Cook to desired doneness on the first side, then flip.

  6. Once the pancakes are finished cooking, layer with pumpkin between each pancake then sprinkle with pecans.

  7. Enjoy!



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