Protein Packed Pancakes

Bare with me here… I know that I am going to say that these pancakes have cottage cheese in them, and you are going to go running for the hills. But believe me, they are FANTASTIC. And you will be able to run a lot further because they are packed full of protein and healthy whole grain carbohydrates.

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. You can do so many things with it. You could have a muffin, a quiche, steak and eggs, waffles, pancakes, bacon, even a banana split. My favourite is waffles and pancakes… the best brunch/breakfast foods.


Now I COULD have my pancakes with eggs on top instead of fruit to get that added protein in, but… I don’t want to. So I am going to make protein pancakes that pack some staying power so you can get on with your weekend plans without the inconvenience of being hungry immediately after breakfast because carbs digest way faster than protein and fat.

Don’t skip out on the lemon – it adds that hint of brightness!

Protein Packed Pancakes

Print Recipe
Serves: 4 (makes ~12 pancakes)


  • 1 1/2 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup egg whites (or use 1 cup large eggs ie. ~6)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1-2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Toppings:
  • Fresh fruit
  • Maple syrup
  • Jam
  • Almond Butter
  • Roasted nuts



Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.


For Pancakes, heat non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brush skillet with oil. Place just under ¼ cup scoops of batter onto skillet and cook until lightly golden on bottom (~2 minutes). Flip and cook until golden.


For Waffles: I add a bit more oats to the batter (~1/4 cup more) so it is a bit thicker. Use ~½ cup of batter for each waffle (depending on the size of your waffle iron). Make sure to brush the waffle iron with oil before using so they do not stick. Cook until golden.


Serve with your choice of toppings. I love serving these with greek yogurt mixed with a bit of maple syrup and vanilla, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of maple syrup.



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