Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Please don’t let the title discourage you! For those of you like me, I’m not a huge cottage cheese eater, but these are some of the tastiest pancakes I’ve ever had!  This super simple recipe uses only a few ingredients, but is packed with protein that will keep you feeling satiated throughout your morning and is a big help towards hitting those daily macronutrient goals.   Plus it tastes so great you would never even guess there was cottage cheese included!

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup of 2% cottage cheese small curd
  • 2/3 cup of oat flour (or blended oatmeal)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon – this is optional but I highly recommend
  • coconut oil cooking spray
  • Topping:
    • fresh berries or fruit of your choice
    • raw honey, agave syrup, or low- calorie syrup

Steps:

  1. Beat the eggs together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together.
    NOTE: This is where I diverge from the original recipe just a little bit, making some adjustments for my specific goals.  I also add 2 scoops of whey protein powder to the dry ingredients.  Even without the protein powder this has a lot of protein naturally (clocking in at about 26g per serving) so this is totally optional, but I get my protein in at every chance I get. 
  3. Add cottage cheese to dry mixture and mix with a spatula.
  4. Pour in the eggs and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spray a nonstick skillet with the coconut spray and set to medium-high heat.
  6. Once the skillet has reached temperature, scoop 2 heaping tablespoons of the mixture for each pancake.  Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side.
  7. Top with your choice of fruit and syrup.  Deliciousness!

Nutritional Macros (2-3 pancakes depending on size):  292 calories, 34g of protein, 28g of carbs, 7g of fat, 4g of fiber, 2g of sugar

 

Source:  FitMenCook

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