Why is your weight loss a hot mess? Take the quiz!

Weight Loss Pumpkin Pancakes

These low calorie pumpkin pancakes aren’t like your typical pancakes… but they taste just as fluffy and delicious! In case you don’t know, it’s total BS that you have to give up any food (including pancakes) to lose weight and feel your best. And as part of my 3 step weight loss formula, you can learn how to eat regular pancakes while hitting your weight loss goals!

The thing is, most boxed pancakes are made with refined white flour, eggs and milk. And because of this, they aren’t the most balanced option. According to the USDA nutritional database, an average stack of pancakes will provide approximately 250 calories, 40 grams of carbohydrates and 8 grams of protein. As a result, eating them plain provides a whole lot of carbohydrates and not enough protein which can hold you back from weight loss. That’s because without protein, you won’t be full for long and will be running back for more food ~30 minutes later!

Not to mention, eating carbohydrates by themselves causes a sugar high, which 9 times out of 10 leads to more sugar cravings later on!

While having regular pancakes once in a while ain’t no big deal if your total calories are balanced… I teach my nutrition coaching clients something I call “macro-based eating.” This means modifying recipes with ingredients to make meals more balanced! In this recipe, I added protein to these pancakes by including eggs and cottage cheese in the recipe. By doing this, it helps you boost your metabolism for weight loss and makes you feel amazing in the process! Not to mention they are fluffy and such a healthy breakfast choice for any babe trying to lose weight.

So instead of going for your typical stack of pancakes for Sunday brunch, try this simple pancake recipe instead!

Weight Loss Pumpkin Pancakes!

Servings: 5 pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese

Directions:

  1. In a food processor combine canned pumpkin, quick oats, eggs and cottage cheese.

  2. Heat a frying pan (non-stick preferred) or griddle over medium heat.

  3. Spray with cooking spray.

  4. Pour or scoop batter using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake.

  5. Brown on both sides, then serve!

Nutrition Facts 1 pancake: 90 calories, 9 grams carbs, 7 grams protein, 3 grams fat

xoxo, Lauren

    Join my free video training on how to literally start losing weight so you can finally become your sexiest self!

    Weight Loss
    Get Your Free Hot Girls Guide To 
    NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT HAVE NO IDEA how to see results?

    How to make any Starbucks drink with less calories and less sugars for weight loss

    Guide
    Swap 
    Fall Pumpkin

    Top 5 Healthiest Pumpkin Drinks at Starbucks

    POPULAR POST

    LISTEN HERE -

    TUNE IN

    I want you to know... weight loss can & should ALWAYS be fun! 

    Registered Dietitian & weight loss expert  

    Hey Babe! I’m Lauren. 
    Starbucks

    Follow @sorority.nutritionist for my HOT GIRL tips!

      Thank you!
      We'll be in touch soon!