High Protein Pancakes

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Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 12:43
I posted this as a reply in another thread about breakfast ideas, so I thought I would share it here under recipes as well.


In the past few months, I discovered a new health podcast called "Cut the Fat Weight Loss Podcast." They recommended a high protein pancake recipe that I have tried twice now and it is DELICIOUS! Even my traditional, Cajun husband loved them this morning. Here's the recipe:

Makes 1 serving of about three 6-inch pancakes.

1/2 C oats
1/2 C lowfat cottage cheese (they recommend low salt version, but I use regular)
1 egg
plus minimal nonfat milk or water to thin batter as needed (or other milk type product of your choice such as soy, almond, coconut, etc.)

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor, except for the milk thinning product. Add that in at the end in small amounts to achieve the desired consistency you like for pancake batter. I used about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of nonfat milk this morning and it made them into a good consistency. I think a little thinner batter is better for this recipe and allows the pancake to cook more thoroughly throughout.

Pour batter onto hot griddle or pan and flip when edges start to look cooked (about 1-2 minutes). Cook on second side until desired doneness is achieved.

Top with your favorite fruit or syrup product (I use either agave syrup or pure maple syrup) or other topping as desired.

Calories*: 363 (for three 5-6" pancakes, no toppings)
Carbs: 37.75g
Protein: 28.54g
Fat: 10.88g

* Includes the following cottage cheese brand: Knudsen 2% lowfat cottage cheese. Also includes the 1/2 C nonfat milk that I add in.

I compared this to what my family usually uses for pancakes, which is Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix, and the nutrition facts for a serving of that is:

Serving Size: 3, 4-inch pancakes
Calories: 180
Carbs: 36g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 1.5g

So you're getting 7 times the protein in the oats version pancake recipe. I love that I can have a yummy pancake breakfast and get a lot of protein. It's worth the extra calories for me and more nutritious overall. The blending of the ingredients takes away any recognizability of the cottage cheese texture and oatmeal texture, so don't let that stop you if you don't like those ingredients. Try it! As a matter of fact, my dad HATES cottage cheese, but I'm going to make him some of these pancakes but not tell him what's in them, to see if he likes them. Very Happy

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Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 08:20
Yum that sounds like a great recipe! I find that more protein in the morning helps to keep my satisfied and less nutzo hungry for the rest of the day

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Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 20:16
Great recipe, I have to eat a bigger breakfast and protein in the am so I can take my meds. It also helps me stay satisfied and out of the empty calories during the day. I've eaten oatmeal with cottage cheese before so I know I'll like these.
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Posted: 01 Aug 2013, 05:20
Thanks for sharing. Smile
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Posted: 01 Aug 2013, 05:54
They sound good

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Posted: 01 Aug 2013, 11:39
Tip for topping these delicious pancakes: I take 1 cup of blueberries and microwave them in a small glass bowl for about 30-45 seconds. Mash about half of them with the back of a fork which will create a semi-chunky blueberry compote. Pour over pancakes...yum! (Hint: if you need a little more sweet taste to the compote, add 1 T real maple syrup, agave syrup, Stevia, or artificial sweetener if you like.)

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Posted: 01 Aug 2013, 22:00
Yum, this sounds good, definitely have to try this. The blueberry compote would taste wonderful with the pancake.

On lazy mornings I make a" pancake" using one medium egg and 1/2 of a banana. Beat the egg add mashed banana and mix together, nuke till egg is cooked. Sometimes I add cinnamon. Only makes one.

Fat: 4.19
Carbs: 14.48
Protein: 6.64
Calories: 123


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Posted: 02 Aug 2013, 14:42
Thankyou for sharing - I hate cottage cheese, but am willing to give this a go - strawberries are our seasonal fruit of the moment, so am also gonna try the compote trick too.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 03:01
Thats a great looking breakfast thank for sharing.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 03:04
They sound filling which is good because i always feel hungry, ill try them out, thanks.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 03:09
Definatly sound like a winner thanks

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