Protein pancakes have taken the blog world by storm these days, along with a majority of foodie articles or websites around the net boasting new protein pancake recipes.
Protein pancakes are basically a health food nut’s dream answer to the ultimate childhood comfort food.
I mean, who didn’t love pancakes as a kid, right?
Protein pancakes are my favorite way to indulge in this classic, warm, bready comfort food for breakfast without the bread!
I’d like to share with you my favorite protein pancake recipes that have no refined flour, no refined sugar and no artificial colors, preservatives or ungodly amounts of sodium.
Make any of these recipes and you can be on your way to guilt free comfort food that tastes like a sinful indulgence in just minutes.
1. Single Serve Protein Pancake
This is one of the simplest, tastiest and most basic protein pancake recipes you’ll find across the web.
It features filling oats, a high quality protein powder, creamy and protein-rich cottage cheese, which makes the pancakes fluffy and contain extra protein, plus a few other ingredients for taste.
I recommend not using maple syrup as a topping if you want to keep the calories down.
Instead, opt for some fresh fruit, a dollop of organic Greek yogurt, or even some coconut nectar, which is lower in calories and sugars than maple syrup and completely natural too.
Or, if you’re like me, you prefer your pancakes dry, which makes them 100% portable and low- glycemic.
Serves: 1 ( 1 very large pancake or 2 smaller pancakes)
1/2 cup quick oats, dry
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon brown rice protein powder, vanilla
Nonstick cooking spray
Fresh blueberries, optional
2 teaspoons maple syrup, optional
Combine quick oats, cottage cheese, egg whites, and protein powder in a blender.
Mix well until it resembles traditional pancake batter.
Heat a large pan over low heat, and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour in all the batter to the center of the pan.
Let it cook for approximately 3 minutes until the sides easily lift.
Flip pancake and cook for an additional two minutes.
Serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup, or the topping of your choice.
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