Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

Happy New Year! If you woke up like me, you rolled out of bed a little late and ready for a hearty breakfast. On days like today, nothing beats pancakes. This recipe for cottage cheese protein pancakes more than fits the bill; they are gluten-free and nightshade-free, and they’re packed with all sorts of nutrients.

They’re also really easy to make; you basically gather the ingredients, cook them like regular pancakes, and top them with the nut butter and fruit of your choice. I like the cottage cheese protein pancakes with almond butter and mandarin oranges; these are both foods I always have in my house. I’ve been known to make myself one of these on lazier weekend mornings or as a refueling treat after a long run. Halving the recipe is really easy, too.

Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

For Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes, You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • A small can of mandarin oranges packed in juice
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

What to Do:

  1. Mix the oats, cottage cheese, almond flour, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Spray a frying pan with nonstick cooking spray. Put the pan on the burner over medium-low heat. (Alternatively, you can use an electric griddle.) Pour the mixture into the pan to form two medium pancakes. Cook on one side about 3 minutes, or until you can safely turn it over, then turn it over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Spread 1 tbsp of almond butter on each pancake. Top with oranges. Serve the cottage cheese protein pancakes immediately.

Makes 2 servings of cottage cheese protein pancakes. Nutrition information (per 1 serving): 382 calories, 12.8 g fat, 42 g carbs, 25.8 g protein.

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  1. Farrah
    January 7, 2016
    • runoutofthebox
      January 8, 2016

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