Vanilla Frosted Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

Vanilla Frosted Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

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Pancakes are a unique breakfast food due to their ability to touch both ends of the sweet and savory spectrum. These pumpkin spice protein pancakes certainly fit that bill with 28 grams of protein per pancake. If you struggle with hunger after breakfast or meals, that won’t be the case here.

I consume around 3,500 calories most days and these are a chore to finish in one sitting. I originally posted the recipe as one large pancake, but I’ve since amended it to make two smaller pancakes. However, you’re more than welcome to test your might and make one large protein pancake. Worst case, you have leftovers.

You’ll find the complete pumpkin spice protein pancake recipe below but before you get there, I would suggest trying both the cream cheese icing in the recipe and the vanilla protein frosting at the bottom of this post. Both options have 90-100 calories and 15-20g of protein, so you can’t go wrong either way. The original has a cream cheese base, and the latter uses a milk base that’s a bit sweeter in my opinion.

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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

Vanilla frosted pumpkin spice pancakes that will fill you up in a hurry! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword protein pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 pancakes with frosting
Calories 170 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff



  • 1/2 C (120g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 scoop (32g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3/8 C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites or 2 whole egg whites


  • 2 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese room temp or softened
  • 1/2 scoop (16g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Clear Imitation Vanilla
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp Stevia or Low Calorie Sweetener to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat.

  2. Mix the canned pumpkin, egg whites, 1 scoop of protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener in a large bowl, stirring until you have a smooth batter.

  3. Pour your batter into the pan or griddle in two circles. Cook time may vary but 90-120 seconds per side should do the trick.

  4. While your pancakes cook, mix the cream cheese, ½ scoop of protein powder, and sweetener in a bowl or food processor. Top your finished pancake with the frosting and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Each serving has 2 Smart Points.
  • Pancakes only: 220 calories, 36g protein, 14g carbs, 1g fat
  • You could also make one large pancake instead of two, and you could easily double or triple the recipe to make protein pancakes in bulk. If you prep these in bulk, I recommend leaving the frosting off the pancakes until you're ready to eat them.
  • If you like sweeter pancakes, you can add a little bit of stevia or sweetener to the pancake batter.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake with frosting)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 28g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Below you’ll find the vanilla protein frosting I mentioned in the intro. It goes great with these pumpkin spice protein pancakes as well as recipes like my microwavable high protein birthday cake.

high protein birthday cake
4.45 from 9 votes

Vanilla Protein Frosting

A simple and delicious high protein vanilla frosting recipe.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 158 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 scoop (30g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp (45mL) Fat-Free Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Swerve Confectioners or Zero-Calorie Sweetener


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Recipe Notes

158 Calories | 27P | 9 C | 1F

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Protein Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Want more pancakes? If so, you’re in luck. I happen to have an easy chocolate protein pancakes recipe and another for birthday cake protein pancakes that will keep the gain train rolling.

And when you try these protein pancakes and love ’em, I wanna hear about it. Take a picture of your creation and tag me on Instagram and I’ll be sure to share it with the world! Or if you’re more active on Pinterest, I’d appreciate you pinning this recipe. Thanks in advance and thanks for reading.

With 28 grams of protein, 11 grams of carbs, and only 170 calories each, these pumpkin spice protein pancakes are a must try for any fitness enthusiast.

1 thought on “Vanilla Frosted Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes”

  • 5 stars
    These pancakes are a staple of mine on weekends right now while I keep pumpkin cans stocked for all things pumpkin! Fluffy and delicious!!

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