Easy Protein Pancakes recipe packed with protein and healthy ingredients to make a gluten free low carb pancake worthy of your breakfast table.
Have you ever watched the biggest loser? It’s a tv show based around losing weight and gaining healthy habits such as working out and eating better food choices while competing for a cash prize. While there is no cash prize involved with these pancakes, they are a healthy version of your favorite breakfast foods and a great way to reduce the carbs and increase the protein.
I discovered this pancakes recipe on Pinterest one day as I was searching for some recipe inspiration. I’m thankful that I tried it because it’s actually really good (not to mention good for you too!) I adapted the original recipe from The Biggest Loser and I hope you like it as much as me and my daughter did!
What do low carb pancakes taste like?
These pancakes are a flavorful combination of what I can only describe as a crepe and a pancake in one. They’re soft, moist and a little dense which is great for a wide range of toppings and can help you to feel fuller faster.
What if I don’t have a blender?
If you don’t have a blender to mix this batter together you can try using your magic bullet (that’s what I did). There’s a lot of different blending options out there to try and use including a food processor. Your goal is to break up the oats and break up the cottage cheese while blending everything together so if you have an appliance that can do all of that then you should be golden.
Easy Protein Pancakes Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make breakfast:
-6 egg whites: I just gently crack the egg, then carefully tip the egg yolk into half the shell, draining the egg whites out in the process
-1 cup oats: I prefer to use old fashioned oats, but you can use Quick Oats if that’s all you have on hand
-1 cup cottage cheese: you’re going to blend the pancake batter up, so it doesn’t matter if you have large or small curds in your cottage cheese
-2 tsp. sugar
-1 tsp. cinnamon: adds critical flavor!
-1 tsp. vanilla: since this is an ingredient that adds sweetness and flavor, I suggest using a good quality vanilla extract or a Vanilla Bean Paste. I linked my favorites!
-*10+ chocolate chips optional: I usually add 1-3 to each pancake!
How to Make Low Carb Protein Pancakes
Place all of your ingredients into a blender and then blend them together until smooth.
Spray and preheat your griddle or nonstick skillet.
Once the pan is heated, add about 1/4cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook until the bottom is golden brown.
Add a chocolate chip before flipping, if desired.
Cook until both sides are cooked and golden brown and the pancakes no longer feel overly wet.
This recipe makes about 10 pancakes.
Easy Protein Pancake Recipe
- 6 egg whites
- 1 cup Oats
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- *10 chocolate chips- optional
- In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Spray and heat non-stick skillet.
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Add 1+ chocolate chips, if desired. Flip. Cook until pancake is dry around edges, about 2 minutes on each side, depending on the size of each pancake.
- Top cooked pancakes with fresh fruit, a dusting of powdered sugar or yogurt!
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What to serve with biggest loser pancakes?
Serving your healthy pancakes with fresh berries is a great way to keep on track with your health goals. So slice up some bananas or top with a mix of berries for a nice added sweetness to your morning meal.
Can cottage cheese pancakes be frozen?
Yes, these pancakes freeze very well, so go ahead and make some for later to give yourself a healthy meal when time is limited. Just freezer them flat on a baking sheet and then transfer to an airtight container in the freezer. They can last about 2 months this way.
More Breakfast Recipe ideas:
- Chocolate Protein Pancakes
- Peaches and Cream Waffles
- Gingerbread Waffles with Butter Syrup
- Raspberries and Cream Stuffed Waffles
- Berry Protein Pancake Bites
- Apple Cider Syrup
- Pumpkin Pancakes Cinnamon Apples
- Banana Pecan Pancakes with Butter Syrup
- The Perfect Crisp Belgian Waffles
- Pumpkin Protein Pancake Parfaits
- Oatmeal Waffles
- Vanilla Butter Syrup
- Easy Peach Syrup
- Vanilla Orange Waffles with Butter Syrup
- Maple Bacon Pancakes
The biggest loser pancakes are healthy little flapjacks packed with protein and flavor. You’re going to love how easy it is to eat this good! Easy Protein Pancakes recipe packed with protein and healthy ingredients to make a gluten free low carb pancake worthy of your breakfast table.
These were absolutely delicious and for me, diabetic friendly!!! What a deal! You must try these, you won't regret it.
These look amazing! Plus a little healthy for me? That's a winner. I can't wait to try these!
Summer Rumsey says
These look delicious! I am going to have to give them a try!
Michelle Boyken says
Call me skeptical but I'm willing to give this recipe a shot next weekend. Thanks! Visiting from I Heart Naptime.<br /><br />Michelle @ <a href="http://onwingandprayer.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">On A Wing And A Prayer</a>
Marsha Baker says
Thanks SO much for sharing this awesome recipe at Weekend Potluck. Pinned! (It's only right, right?=) I WILL be making them soon.
Amber Brady says
Yummy! I should try this! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #10!<br /><br />~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!<br />http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com
Can't wait to try these!! <br /><br />Just featured them here: h<br /><br />ttp://lifewithleahy.blogspot.com/2013/05/five-fabulous-friday-finds.html<br /><br />
Ruthie Knudsen says
It's hard to believe these are good… I hear they are but haven't given them a go yet! I need too 🙂 Thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… I hope you'll come back to party with me again tomorrow! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Have a great night! xoxo~ Ruthie
Ryan and Kelsey says
made them this morning to freeze for the rest of the week! my girls love pancakes so this is a great healthy version for them!
This sounds delicious and so easy! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!
Pint Sized Baker says
This sounds great. Only I have to make this recipe times ten! Pinned 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker!
Vicki Graf says
Think you can make this with Ricotta Cheese instead of cottage cheese??
@Vicki Graff I've wondered that, too! I actually just came across a recipe that uses ricotta in pancakes, and I thought of substituting cottage cheese! I may give it a try- they're quite similar… may be worth an experiment:)
Michelle G says
All those leftover egg whites from making hollandaise sauce now have a home! Can’t wait to make these for our gluten-free mothers!
I love that those egg whites no longer have to go to waste! Enjoy!