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    Almond Flour Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

    Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes for a deliciously healthy gluten-free breakfast!Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

    You ask for pumpkin and you get yourself some pumpkin friends!

    Looking at my most recent recipes here on the blog, there has been a pretty reoccurring theme of fall-inspired recipes happening on the blog. Pumpkin truffles, granola, cheesecake and more.

    Pancakes have been an absolute hit in our home and over on Instagram these days and I am so excited to be sharing these Pumpkin Protein Pancakes with you guys today! They have been my favorite fall breakfast I have been making and they are so simple to make, it is unreal.

    These pancakes are pretty much Jord’s biggest nightmare because he cannot stand anything pumpkin-flavored. HA! Stinks to be him during the fall season. More pancakes for us, right?

    There is even an extra boost in these pumpkin cakes from ALOHA! I use their Vanilla Protein Powder to add even more of a nutritional boost and amp up the protein in these cakes. I have an obsession with ALOHA products and especially their protein powder. It is so clean, so good and really unlike any other protein I have used. No gross chalky texture/consistency and no aftertaste (at least to me). It is also really easy to add to recipes or to your smoothies.

    ALOHA protein comes in a variety of flavors like banana and chocolate as well. Their travel packs are a game changer and are a staple when I travel. Such an easy soy, vegan, coconut sugar-sweetened protein option!

    I also have found that these protein pancakes stay well so if you are a pumpkin pancake party of one (like me), you can make the batch and save the rest in the fridge for later! I heat mine up on the skillet over the stove or even in the oven. I have found microwaving them makes them a bit chewy/rubbery but that also can work if it’s the only option.


    Canned pumpkin


    Nut milk

    ALOHA Organic Vanilla Protein Powder (code RACHL for 20% off!)

    Almond flour

    Chocolate chips

    Baking powder


    Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein PancakesPaleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

    Almond Flour Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes
    Recipe Type: grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
    Cuisine: breakfast, pancakes
    Author: rachel mansfield
    Prep time:
    Cook time:
    Total time:
    Serves: About 10 small pancakes
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 1/3 cup ALOHA Vanilla Protein Powder (code RACHL for 20% off!)
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda (or baking powder if not paleo)
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon
    • Mix in’s: ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
    1. Grease pan of choice (I used a medium pan) with a little coconut oil
    2. Whisk together pumpkin, eggs and milk in medium/large bowl
    3. Add almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon and baking soda and mix well
    4. Fold in chocolate chips
    5. Heat up the pan to medium-high heat and let batter sit for 5 minutes or so (if too liquidy sprinkle some more flour in the bowl and mix)
    6. Using tablespoon pour batter onto pan (about 2- tablespoons per pancake)
    7. Flip over once the pancake starts to bubble a little (or about 2-3 minutes)
    8. Serve immediately with maple syrup or toppings of your choice

    xx, Rach

    Thank you ALOHA for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!


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  • Reply Nicole October 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    These are perfect and so simple!!! Loveit!

  • Reply Justine Veloza November 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Would it be possible to sub coconut flour for the almond flour??

    • Reply Rachel November 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      no no! coconut and almond are not 1:1 subs!

      • Reply Justine November 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        ok, thanks!!

  • Reply Tamar November 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I don’t know if I made these wrong or not, but they completely fell apart while making them. They were so thick and hard to flip!! And I followed your recipe to a T.

    • Reply Rachel November 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      that definitely shouldn’t have happened! i haven’t heard that before. if the batter looks liquidy next time just add some more almond flour. also please do keep in mind that these will need to flipping gently!!

  • Reply Stacy December 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    when do u put in the protein powder? its not in the dirrctions. 😣

    • Reply Rachel December 9, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      with the almond flour

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