Protein Pancakes

I have several pancake recipes I rely on for different purposes. This recipe doesn't fit any one particular category, but it's an all-around healthier version of a pancake. These pancakes are not only easy to make, they are tasty, protein-rich, and low calorie. This would be the perfect breakfast to make for the kids before sending them off to school.

Protein Pancakes

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup low fat (2%) cottage cheese
1/2 cup Egg Beaters or 3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt
Water (Optional - a little water can be used to thin the batter if desired.)

In a blender, combine oats, cottage cheese, egg whites, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Process until batter is smooth; then let rest for 5 minutes (this will make the pancakes fluffier). Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium/high heat. Pour batter into the heated skillet, cook until bubbles form on top and edges begin to look dry, then flip and cook other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Makes four 6-inch diameter pancakes with a calorie count of 280 for all 4 pancakes. Recipe can be doubled or tripled for more servings. Serve with butter and syrup or as desired.

Cook the pancakes until they are golden brown on both sides.



  1. Wow ~ I can't wait to try these. I have to have protein in the mornings & can't have just regular pancakes. Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. This sounds great for a breakfast junkie trying to clean up her act!!!! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog!

  3. I'm definitely going to try these!! Gotta figure up the WW points but I don't think it will be much. ;)

  4. Anita, these look like a great solution to those like me who have to have protein to get going in the morning. Thanks for the recipe!---------- Shannon

  5. I have never thought to use oats as the flour base...good thinking, Anita!

  6. aunt nubby, your timing couldn't be better! i have been trying to figure out how to get protein into knox's system before school, but he doesn't like breakfast meats or eggs. this is perfect! might just be our first-day-of-school breakfast tomorrow!