I wanted to share my latest favorite recipe with you. This is the most excited I think I’ve ever been about a recipe!
Personally, I have found that protein is what really helps keep me full. Carbs are totally the opposite. They just don’t stay with me. If I ate a serving of regular pancakes for breakfast (same number of calories but most of those coming from carbs instead of protein), they would stay with me maybe an hour or two, and then I’d be super hungry again. These really do keep me full most of the morning until lunch time! And most convenience breakfast foods are mostly carbs.
Honestly I can’t tell that these are not regular pancakes. I’ve served them to guests before and they never knew! I make up a batch at the beginning of the week and eat them dry on the way to work. (I’m working on a version with raspberries in the batter for some added sweetness.) If eat them at home, I like to top with no sugar added apple butter or fruit.
Here’s the recipe, adapted from Loser for Life’s recipe:
Amazing Protein Pancakes
Keywords: breakfast High Protein
Ingredients (4 Large Servings)
- 2 cups (160 grams) quick cooking or old fashioned oatmeal
- 2 cups (452 grams) 1% cottage cheese (or fat free)
- 2 cups liquid egg whites (whites from about 12-14 eggs)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Put everything in a blender. I find it easiest to weigh the oatmeal and cottage cheese. Just set the blender right on your scale, zero it, add the oats, zero it, and add the oatmeal. Also you can buy just egg whites, but it’s actually cheaper to buy regular eggs and just throw away the yolks. Blend away – I blend about a minute or so and don’t even need to scrape down the sides. It’s best to let the batter sit at least five minutes. You can make the batter the day before and put in the fridge overnight. Heat a skillet, spray with nonstick cooking spray, and make pancakes. Makes 4 very big servings, but I often get 5 servings out of it. (I like to make my pancakes a bit smaller so they are easier to flip, so I probably get 20 pancakes out of it.)