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)
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)
* 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
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.