Spiritual Musings, Creative Inspiration, and Simple Vegan Recipes

High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten Free)


When I first became vegan, I of course already had celiac disease– and for a long time assumed that pancakes were something of an off-limits food for me. Obviously, the pancakes I had known were filled with flour, sugar, usually eggs– all ingredients I tried to avoid. Plus, they always made me crash mid-morning or more likely 10 minutes later…..Pancakes the way I knew them growing up were the type of food that just made me feel hungrier after I ate them.

Recently I have run across some great pancake recipes here: http://www.rickiheller.com/ (Sugar-free! grain-free! vegan!)

Her recipes inspired me to re-create my own version of a truly breakfast-worth pancake— and these were super easy to boot. My pictures aren’t so pretty yet, but I assure you this recipe is amazing. 🙂Image

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes


  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 of a medium banana
  • 1 chia seed egg (combine 1 tbsp chia seeds with 2 tbsp warm water)
  • 1 scoop Raw Protein Powder (I use Garden of Life)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or coffee/spice mill until smooth.
  2. Heat pan (or griddle) over medium heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Pour batter onto the pan/griddle.
  4. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1 minute.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings. (I like coconut nectar or berries!)

Makes 2-3 pancakes

P.S. This recipe is part of Ricki Heller’s latest Wellness Weekend, Check out more here :



Author: abundantlifevegan

I am an expressive arts therapist, a yoga teacher, an enthusiastic vegan cook, and a lover of art, music, and all things outdoors. This blog space is dedicated to reflections on the life of the spirit, creativity in our daily lives, and simple vegan recipes. Above all it is a place for sharing abundance and gratitude, thorough yoga, art and community.

10 thoughts on “High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten Free)

  1. How many grams does that scoop of protein powder have?

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  4. I am excited to see that you are still using chia seeds!

  5. I love ricki’s recipes a lot too! I made this recipe & loved it too! 😉

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