Protein Pancakes My Way


I usually eat the same thing everyday for breakfast: oats with banana and some sort of nut butter.

This morning, I woke up at 6:00am with nothing to do.  I decided to spice up my life.

Not like that…

Rather, I decided to stray from my usual breakfast into something fun and amazing!  So I did the usual blog perusing and remembered Jessica‘s Vegan Strawberry Cream Pancakes that look divine.  Then I remembered I don’t have fresh strawberries and thawing frozen ones would take too long.  So those will be made at another time.

As a kid I hated pancakes because my mom used to make them from Bisquick, which is just disgusting and salty and not delicious.  Then I grew up and tried real pancakes.  I realized how beautiful life could be and how good legit pancakes are.  So pancakes it would be for breakfast!

Then I kept coming across Heather‘s Protein Pancakes on my pancake search.  The dilemma here is that I don’t buy protein powder.  So I moved on to search through old recipes I had made on SparkRecipes and found an old recipe I had added for Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes, so I figured why not?

I honestly can’t remember where I got this recipe from, maybe somewhere on SparkRecipes?

Now that I’ve taken you through my thought process (haha sorry about that), here’s the recipe I used:

Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
2 egg whites
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
dash of cinnamon

I combined all the ingredients.

Then threw them in the blender.  This is where my Magic Bullet that I left at home would come in handy, since it splattered all over, basically half the ingredients didn’t make it into the pan, but oh well.

I made one mondo beast of a pancake and topped it with some Hungry Jack Lite Syrup (1 tablespoon to be exact). This puppy has about 26g of protein!  Crazy!

I enjoyed this with a tasty Green Monster (kale, spinach, 1 banana, 5 frozen strawberries, ice and water).

The first bite wasn’t that great, but the subsequent bites got better and better.  I think I may have undercooked this a bit or maybe it’s just the nature of the beast.

Did it taste like a pancake?  A little bit, syrup helped.

Was it the texture of a pancake?  No.

Was it tasty?  Sure!

Would you make it again?  Why not!  Easy enough!

My protein packed breakfast was pretty good overall (31g of protein in one meal!  Woah!  That’s half a day’s worth!)

In other news…

This weekend is my last relaxing weekend!  Classes start on Monday :( Not excited, but it’ll happen.

Have a great Saturday!

Any exciting weekend plans?

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6 responses to “Protein Pancakes My Way”

  1. ginamastrog says :

    Whoa, holy protein-fabulous breakfast, Batman! Ugh, I know how you feel about starting classes back up again. Don’t worry, once things get going you are going to rock this semester :-)

  2. Anna says :

    Mmmm…it looks good! Enjoy your final relaxing weekend!!!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet says :

    Your protein pancakes look great! I use a similar recipe, sometimes with/without cottage cheese, but mine never look that good!!!

  4. plamarie says :

    I like the cottage cheese in the pancakes. Mine yesterday were just ok. Nothing like a buttermilk pancake, right :) Oh class, drat!

  5. Karin says :

    1: I love the fact that you posted a Spice Girls picture!
    2: Your protein pancakes look great! I also just recently found out that you can put cottage cheese in pancakes. It’s so good :)

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