Thursday, December 2, 2010

Protein Pancakes

I found the best recipe while browsing through Oxygen magazine and thought I'd share it on here.  I'm a vegetarian runner and struggle sometimes to meet my protein needs.  These tasty little pancakes are 42 grams of protein per serving and about 380 calories and 6 grams of fat. 
They are very tweakable!  I've added blueberries before flipping the pancake.  Cottage cheese was running low one time and I added less than called for and they still came out great.  I've added three egg whites instead of two and still yummy.  I think you can take this base recipe and customize to what works for you.  And they are DEEE-lish!  I don't use syrup, just make them the night before and take them to work with me the next morning.  Love portable breakfasts like this! I heat them up and eat them plain while drinking coffee.  Or, I slice a banana lengthwise and wrap a pancake around the banana and eat it, pig in a blanket style.

The recipe:

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2 egg whites
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend all ingredients until you have a smooth and fluffy batter.  I use a Magic Bullet (love, love, love my Magic Bullet) but a blender would work just fine. 
I start heating my skillet over medium heat before blending the ingredients, that way it's nice and hot by the time my batter is ready.  I lightly spray my skillet with olive oil.  Pour batter on skillet and flip once.  This recipe is one serving and makes 3-4 pancakes depending on how large you like 'em.

 Oats just make everything better!

 Some vanilla protein powder..

 Ready to blend.


  1. Sounds awesome. I am a MEAT EATER, but these vegetarian flapjacks would work for me.

  2. Those sound pretty good! We only have chocolate/peanut butter protein powder, and I'm sure that will make them mighty tasty! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm glad you gave the step by step... I'm gonna go get my ingredients this weekend. YUMMY = Can't Wait! Kimber

  4. I need a big ole side of bacon with those pics...looks good....

  5. slap a big chunk of butter on it...yummmy!

    But I really need to eat more protein pancakes instead of breakfast burritos.

  6. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
    Your pancakes sound DELISH! I would have never thought in a million years you could put those ingregients together to make a pancake. :) I'm ready to it out.

    I was reading about your post on compression socks as well. I don't have any and thought it may be a new gadget that was a quick stop in time, but it sounds like more and more people swear by them. I might have to try them out too.