These super easy four ingredient protein pancakes with oats are a delicious make ahead breakfast idea. They are quick to make and kid friendly!
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Protein Pancakes with Oats Recipe
Most people think of pancakes as an unhealthy breakfast option. But what if I told you that there was a way to make pancakes that were not only healthy, but also high in protein? These four ingredient protein pancakes are simple to make and only take a few minutes to cook. They are perfect for busy mornings or as a post-workout snack.
How do you put oats in protein pancakes?
The oats in this protein pancakes recipe are ground up to a powder with a powerful blender. The oat flour is the base of this pancake recipe. I use a Vitamix blender to make sure the oats are completely ground into a fine powder so the recipe will not be grainy.
Protein Pancakes Ingredients
These delicious, healthy protein pancakes are also super simple to make with only four basic ingredients:
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats (ground fine)
- 1 Cup cottage cheese (1% or fat free)
- 1 Cup egg whites
- 2 tsps baking powder
What kind of oats do I use for protein pancakes?
To make these four ingredient protein pancakes, you will want to use whole, old fashioned rolled oats. Quick oats will not work as they will not make the proper amount of powder for the recipe.
Can you make the whole recipe in your blender?
The entire recipe can be made in the blender and on a stovetop griddle so, clean up will be minimal. First add your whole oats to your blender and grind to fin powder, then add the baking powder and pulse a couple of times to mix well. Next add your wet ingredients (egg whites and cottage cheese) and blend well. Finally, you can pour your pancake mixture straight from the blender pitcher onto the warm griddle.
Can protein pancakes be frozen.
Protein pancakes are the perfect breakfast for kids on busy mornings. I make them in bulk on the weekends and freeze them for easy week day breakfasts and after workout snacks. When freezing the pancakes, be sure to put a piece of wax paper between the pancakes so they do not stick together.
Are protein pancakes good for you?
This protein pancake recipe is extremely healthy with only four whole food ingredients. This recipe is high in fiber and in protein to make a filling breakfast or snack for anyone.
How much protein is in protein pancakes?
These easy protein pancakes are made with ingredients that are packed with protein, giving the recipe a super protein punch. The entire recipe contains a total of 80 grams of protein and makes about eight pancakes. That gives each pancake 10 grams of protein. The protein breakdown by ingredient is as follows:
- 1 cup rolled oats 13 grams
- 1 cup cottage cheese 31 grams
- 1 cup egg whites 26 grams
How do you serve protein pancakes?
The possibilities for serving these protein pancakes are endless. Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve these delicious pancakes:
- Normal pancakes with butter and syrup
- Warmed and used as bread for an egg and sausage breakfast sandwich
- As the bread for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to add protein to lunch
- As the base for a breakfast pancake casserole
More High Protein Recipes
- Overnight Protein Oats with Greek Yogurt
- Pumpkin Spice Overnight Protein Oats
- Greek Yogurt Protein Shake
- Protein Yogurt Fruit Dip
- 1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Liquid Egg Whites
- 1 Cup Lowfat or 1% Cottage Cheese
- Add oats to blender and blend until fine powder
- Add Baking Powder to blender with oats and pulse to mix well
- Add wet ingredients (egg whites and cottage cheese) and blend well until batter texture
- Pour batter onto warmed griddle in average size pancake rounds
- Cook until bubbles appear in batter
- Flip and cook until under side is browned and pancakes are not doughy in the middle
Double or triple this recipe for more pancakes
Freeze pancakes with a piece of wax paper in between to keep from sticking
Amount Per Serving: Protein: 80g