I had a doctor’s appointment last week. I was dreading it for weeks. I was going to have blood work done to determine if I had diabetes or not. After the appointment, every time the phone rang, my stomach dropped. Two days later, I got the call. No more wondering. I have diabetes.
After getting over the initial shock, I was ready to research and learn about this disease. I have Type II Diabetes, which can be managed by diet and exercise. If I could cut down on the sugars that wreak havoc on my insulin levels, I could get control over this disease!
My first task was to get rid of, and stop eating those sugary desserts I love. Next, it was time to tackle those carbs. The key was to up my protein and lower my carbs. I found it was easy to tweak my favorite recipes. One of those favorites are my Pumpkin Spice Pancakes. I substituted wheat flour instead of white. Next, I added flaxseeds and protein powder. The result was a diabetic friendly breakfast I could dig into!
In the past, I would eat a carb loaded breakfast. Within a few hours, I was feeling lethargic, unmotivated and ready for a nap. With my Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes, I get a full and happy tummy and am ready to plow through my morning. After devouring a stack of these pancakes, I am unstoppable! To make the breakfast even better, I add my White Chocolate Caramel Latte!
These Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes are also perfect for a weekend brunch. We love to get lazy on Sunday. We stay in our pajamas and watch TV and enjoy each other’s company. The highlight of our day is the food. I usually eat my Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes with sugar free maple syrup with cinnamon added. The kids will eat theirs with whipped cream. No matter what you top them with, they are a delicious and filling start to your day!
- 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 cup whole Oats
- 1/8 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 Scoop Plant Protein Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Spice or Allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 2 large Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredientsl. Mix well. Spray skillet with canola or coconut oil and using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto the skillet. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook another 2 minutes.
What is your favorite way to get added protein in your diet?