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3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes

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These 3 ingredient protein pancakes are made with eggs, cottage cheese, and oatmeal! Packed with protein and heart-healthy and fiber-rich oats, they are a perfectly healthy way to start your morning.

These 3 ingredient protein pancakes are made with eggs, cottage cheese, and oatmeal! Packed with protein and heart-healthy and fiber-rich oats, they are a perfectly healthy way to start your morning.

3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes

It’s January, and you know what that means…  Time to limit the junk food and sweets and get our eating habits back on track for the new year!

For me, I’m trying to increase my protein intake so I can build a little muscle.  I love a high-protein breakfast, but a girl can only eat so many eggs, so that’s why I love these 3 ingredient protein pancakes!

They are fluffy, delicious, and so easy to make!

The pancakes taste a little less “flour-y” and a bit more “oat-y” than a traditional pancake made with wheat flour, but with a dab of butter and sugar-free maple syrup, these protein pancakes are amazing and definitely hit the spot.

three ingredient protein pancakes

Protein Pancakes are the perfect Breakfast to start your day

These 3 ingredient protein pancakes are the perfect way to start your day! I guarantee these pancakes will keep you full for hours which in turn reduces the number of times you feel the need to snack on not-so-healthy food which unfortunately leads to unnecessary calories and potential weight gain.

Fiber-rich oats combined with protein-rich eggs and cottage cheese come together for a satisfying and hearty breakfast. I sometimes make a double batch and keep a stash in the fridge or freezer for those seriously busy mornings when I can’t seem to find the time to pull these together. I just pop them in the toaster oven, and within minutes I can leave the house with a protein pancake in hand.

These pancakes are like a blank slate; add blueberries, chopped apples, mashed bananas, or even some chocolate chips if you want to treat yourself.

Why You Should Make This 3 Ingredient Protein Pancake Recipe

  • Just 3 ingredients – Need I say more? All you have to do is throw your ingredients into the blender and cook!
  • A great recipe to start your day – Nothing is more satisfying and important than starting off your day with a protein-rich meal. It will keep you full for hours, so you are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods. Each pancake has around 9 grams of protein.
  • Customizable – Add your favorite berries, chopped apples, or chocolate chips.

Ingredients And Tips For Making Cottage Cheese Pancakes

(Ingredients at a glance, you will find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

3 ingredient pancake ingredients
  • Old-fashioned oats | Don’t use steel cut or quick-cooking oats, just regular old-fashioned oats.
  • Cottage cheese | I used low-fat cottage cheese.
  • Eggs | I used large eggs.
  • Optional |  1/4 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt

How To Make Protein Pancakes With Cottage Cheese

1 Place the oats, cottage cheese, eggs, plus optional baking powder and salt into a blender and process on high speed until the ingredients are well-combined and the cottage cheese is no longer lumpy. (It took about 30 to 40 seconds in my Nutri-Ninja bullet blender.)

how to make 3 ingredient pancakes

2 Heat a large nonstick frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a quick spray of nonstick oil and then pour the batter into the pan to make a 3 to 4-inch pancake.

3 Cook until the pancakes are set around the edges and golden brown on the bottom. They will bubble a tiny bit. Flip the pancakes with a spatula and cook until the second side is golden-brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

how to make protein pancakes

4 Repeat, cooking with the remaining batter. Serve warm, with fruit, powdered sugar, or syrup.

Recipe Tips

  • If you have baking powder on hand, I highly recommend using it. Baking powder helps add fluffiness to the pancakes. Baking powder reacts to liquid and heat, and that reaction causes the gas cells to expand, which in turn, causes the pancake batter to rise.
  • If you don’t have cooking spray, olive oil or coconut oil are good substitutes for cooking the pancakes.

Variations of Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  • Add fresh or frozen fruit to the pancake mix. I especially like blueberries, but any berry will work.
  • Throw in some chocolate chips for more kid appeal.
  • Jazz up the flavor with cinnamon or a teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Serve with a side of greek yogurt for even more protein.

Storage

Store leftover pancakes in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To freeze, let the pancakes cool then wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to six months. Reheat in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds.

To make the pancakes easier to eat just a few at a time, you can separate them with parchment or wax paper before freezing.

3 ingredient protein pancakes

FAQs

Can I add protein powder to these pancakes?

Yes, if you’d like to add more protein, you can add a tablespoon of protein powder.

Can I double this recipe?

Definitely, this recipe is perfect for doubling or tripling.

Can I use just the egg whites to make these pancakes?

The typical rule of thumb is two egg whites per egg; however, I haven’t prepared these pancakes with just egg whites, so I am not sure how they will turn out.

How long do these 3 ingredient protein pancakes keep?

You can easily keep a few pancakes in the fridge for 3-4 days or stash them in the freezer for 4 to 6 months. If you store them in the freezer, place a piece of wax or parchment paper in between each pancake so you can grab them one at a time.

Can I use oat flour instead of old-fashioned oats?

Yes, if you have oat flour on hand, you can use it instead of the actual whole oats.

Are these pancakes gluten-free?

Make sure your oats are certified gluten-free and you are good.

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3 ingredient protein pancakes

3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Yield: 44 inch pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop

Description

These 3 ingredient protein pancakes are made with eggs, cottage cheese, and oatmeal! Packed with protein and heart-healthy and fiber-rich oats, they are a perfectly healthy way to start your morning.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • optional:  1/4 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, cottage cheese, eggs, plus optional baking powder and salt into a blender and process on high speed until the ingredients are well-combined and the cottage cheese is no longer lumpy. (about 30 to 40 seconds in my Nutri-Ninja bullet blender.)
  2. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Coat the pan with nonstick spray or oil and then pour the batter into the pan to make a 3 to 4-inch pancake.
  3. Cook until the pancakes are set around the edges and golden brown on the bottom. Flip the pancakes with a spatula and cook until the second side is golden-brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Repeat cooking the remaining batter.
  5. Serve warm with fruit, powdered sugar, or syrup.

Notes

If you have baking powder on hand, I highly recommend using it. Baking powder helps add fluffiness to the pancakes. Baking powder reacts to liquid and heat, and that reaction causes the gas cells to expand, which in turn, causes the pancake batter to rise.

Nutrition is calculated with low-fat cottage cheese and without toppings.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 216
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 19

Keywords: protein pancakes, 3 ingredient protein pancakes, cottage cheese pancakes

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  1. Debra Munson says:

    I’ve made them twice over past week, first time without cinnamon; second time I added it- I preferred the 2nd ! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  2. I am amazed at how good these were. I did not even taste the cottage cheese.