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Stack of pumpkin pancakes, drizzled with peanut butter and maple syrup, with a bite taken out of the stack.
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Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy pumpkin pancakes made with oats and cottage cheese. Full of pumpkin spice flavor and packed with protein and fiber, these pancakes are the perfect way to fuel a fall morning!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy pumpkin pancakes
Servings: 2


  • cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • maple syrup for topping


  • Add oats, egg whites, cottage cheese, pumpkin, baking powder pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon into a blender and process until the batter is relatively smooth. 
  • Heat pan or griddle to low-medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Once hot, scoop out about a quarter cup of batter at a time and pour onto pan. (You should be able to make about 8 small pancakes.)
  • Cook until little bubbles form and the edges of the pancakes are solid enough to put a spatula underneath, about 4-6 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for one to two additional minutes.
  • For serving, place four pancakes on each plate and drizzle with maple syrup and/or nut butter.



Serving: 1/2 of recipe (4 small pancakes) | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 577mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g