Eat Well, Live Well

After confessing his favorite post work-out meal, Power-lifting Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes, in his TS member highlight, Bill Napier has given us the scoop on how we can enjoy this meal, too! After all, who doesn't love a scrumptious paleo dish after a good lift?! All it takes is a few staple ingredients and a hefty post-workout appetite. Bon appétit! 


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (we like Bob's Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (not always paleo, option to substitute with 1 tablespoon honey)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil, and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Optional: add chocolate chips (not paleo, but sometimes required anyway)

Also optional: Shape pancakes into kettlebells :)