When the Pumpkin Spice Latte gets released at Starbucks, I immediately get a hankering for these crazy easy Protein Pumpkin Pie Pancake Stacks. I love the flavor of the PSL, but I like the macros in mine better!
Why Pumpkin Pie Pancake Stacks are Awesome
Those Macros, Though…
Let’s compare the macronutrients of a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with my Pumpkin Pie Pancake Stack.
Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Calories: 380, Protein: 14g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fat: 14g
Pumpkin Pie Pancake Stack:
Calories: 244, Protein: 22g, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fat: 4g
All the Volume
If you’ve read my post on volume, you’ll get a more in depth look at the importance of volume. Especially in a deficit, the feeling of being full a big contributor to diet success.
One of the reasons I love pancakes so much, beyond the obvious deliciousness, is the meal prep factor. They’re so easy to cook in large batches, portion out and reheat at your convenience.
- Using a large electric griddle, fry up 10 slices of bacon until crispy.
- While the bacon cooks, whip up the pancake batter.
- Remove bacon from heat and allow access grease to drain on a paper towel.
- Quickly dab off accessive grease from the griddle, and cook up 15 4-6″ pancakes.
- In microwave safe container, portion out 2 slices of bacon and 3 pancakes in each.
- Portion out sugar free maple syrup (or regular if sugar alcohols cause you GI distress) and 1/2 cup of yogurt in small containers.
- Refrigerate individual containers for up to 5 days!
Full Meal Macros
The macros listed in the recipe below are for the pancakes and yogurt. All you need to factor in is a couple slices of bacon and some sugar free syrup.
- Calories: 339
- Protein: 27g
- Carbohydrates: 36g
- Fat: 11g
Incase you didn’t put it together…that’s still less than a grande PSL.
Get Cooking and Share the Love
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