Quark Pancake Recipe

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 3m
  • Ready In : 8m

Quark is a fantastic baking ingredient and as a bonus, it’s low in both calories and fat and is high in protein. Protein helps us to feel fuller longer and it is essential for our bodies to grow and repair (we never stop doing this!).

I thought I’d experiment with Quark in a pancake recipe (as I know you all love pancakes!!) and the end result was super delicious.. the perfect base for maple syrup, blackberries & another dollop of Lemon Quark!



  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 50g Quark (I used Lemon flavour*)
  • 80ml milk (I used skimmed)
  • 100g wholegrain flour (I used Spelt)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Plus your toppings .. I used Lemon Quark, Blackberries & Maple Syrup!

*If you use plain Quark then add either a tsp of lemon juice, vanilla, cocoa or cinnamon for flavour!


Lemon quark pancake


Step 1

Whisk the egg yolks before adding the quark, milk, baking powder and salt and whisking again

Step 2

Sprinkle in the flour and whisk again

Step 3

Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl before folding into the rest of the mixture (use a metal spoon for this so you don't lose any air!)

Step 4

Spray a non-stick pan with 1 cal spray oil (or use 1 tsp of coconut/vegtable oil) and cook 1/6th of the mixture for 2 minutes before flipping and cooking for a further ~minute

Step 5

Serve & enjoy 🙂

P.S If you like this recipe you should also check-out my Oat & Blueberry Pancakes, Greek Yoghurt Pancake Stack and American Style Protein Pancakes!


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

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*Samples of the quark mentioned were supplied to me free of charge however this review is 100% honest and of my own opinion. I was not influenced in any way by the free samples supplied and do not promote this product more that other products that I have not reviewed. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.

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Recipe Comments

Comments (24)

  1. posted by SazzyMCH on June 20, 2013

    Big thumbs up from my family! Absolutely delicious.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 21, 2013

      Aw thank you Sazzy! So glad to hear that you enjoyed it 🙂 Nic x

  2. posted by Saima Hussain on June 24, 2013

    I recommend everyone try this recipe as there the yummiest healthy pancakes I’ve tastes. In fact they taste as good as naughty pancakes.
    I made mine on Sunday, had with quark and strawberries. I saved some of the mixture for today, made them in morning and ate them at work. No excuses now for not eating clean. It’d be good if we could post food photos on here.x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 24, 2013

      Hi Saima! Thanks for your lovely comment! I know what you mean.. I get so many pics on twitter that I should post them on here too.. if you email me your yummy pics to nichola@nicsnutrition.com I will upload them!! Thank you again! Nic xx

  3. posted by Amy Dodge on June 26, 2013

    Pancakes r easy to make and so yummy only difference I used gluten free flour. I had my Pancakes with yogurt berries and flaked almonds 🙂

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 27, 2013

      Hi Amy! That’s so great to hear that they work with GF flour too. Spelt is wheat free but not GF so thanks! Love your toppings too 🙂 Nic x

  4. posted by @louwwoo on July 6, 2013

    Awesome brunch, so filling and a delicious summer treat. These will be a regular at weekends for me thank you.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 29, 2013

      That’s great to hear! Thanks for your comment Lou! x

  5. posted by Katy on July 7, 2013

    Made these on Sunday for breakfast and they were so tasty and really quick and easy to make! I added blueberries and maple syrup – yummy! Will definitely make again 🙂

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 7, 2013

      Oooh sounds lovely! Thanks for your comment Katy- can’t believe how popular this recipe is! x

  6. posted by Hannah on July 15, 2013

    I tried these pancakes thinking that they’d be a bit too thick and tasteless but although they were thick they had so much taste, not cardboard like at all considering a few healthy recipes can taste that way. I gave a couple to my husband whom does not like anything too healthy, he polished them off quick sticks. The only problem he had was that the quark (lemon flavour) was very lemon-y and bitter so I whizzed up some strawberries with a pinch of cinnamon and mixed that in with the dollop of quark on top of the pancakes.
    Great recipe and thank you for introducing us to Quark.
    Very filling pancakes, I only managed to eat one before I was full.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 15, 2013

      Oooh I love your suggestion! Thanks for your great tip Hannah. Quark is such a versatile ingredient.. I think I’m going to be having a healthy mac-cheese recipe coming up too!! Happy pancake flipping! Nic x

  7. posted by Jaynie on July 22, 2013

    I tried out this recipe yesterday, making a big batch of these. I added a pinch of cinnamon to the batter, which added some sweetness and a lovely flavour. They were so quick and easy to make, and the pancakes were lovely and fluffy.
    I topped them with a squeeze of agave, and some fresh berries- they were absolutely delish!
    Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 12, 2014

      Aw thank you for your comment, so glad you liked them! xx

  8. posted by Ben Pryor on July 30, 2013

    Hey – I fancied something tasty after my tea last night so I thought I’d try your protein pancake recipe out. What a perfect treat to finish my day. Very fast and simple to make yet taste amazingly naughty…
    Will be trying more of your recipes out 🙂


    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 30, 2013

      Oooh thanks for your comment Ben! I’ve also got a pancake recipe that uses protein powder as the protein source and one using cottage cheese – I just love pancakes! Nic x

  9. posted by Heather on September 25, 2013

    Made these yummy pancakes for the first time today! They were easy to make and perfect after gym snack. I used plain quark and a pinch of cinnamon which worked great. Definitely be trying some more Nic’s Nutrition recipes!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 25, 2013

      Aw thanks Heather! And thank you for the great pic too!! So happy you like them 🙂 Nic xx

  10. posted by Sinead on October 13, 2013

    Hi there! Just going to pop out to get some of the ingredients needed for these, just wondering if I made extra how would I store them? They would be very handy to just heat up in the morning

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 13, 2013

      Hello! You could keep them in the fridge I guess 🙂 Happy flipping!

  11. posted by Sophia on February 22, 2014

    Picked up Quark yesterday during my shop… And straight to your website 😉 … These are getting made for tomorrows breakfast…. Can’t wait to try them… X

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 22, 2014

      Hurray! And if you check out my quark review you’ll find recipes for a stir fry and smoothie too 🙂 x

  12. posted by Bella on February 22, 2015

    Hi Nic,

    I’m keen to make some banana pancakes tonight and was going to top with Greek yoghurt until I read your article on quark and now I think I might try that instead. I just wanted to ask what the lemon flavoured quark tastes like – does it taste like a lemon yoghurt or is the flavour not as strong as that? I’m keen to have a healthy topping without adding too much sugar, and whilst I know the flavoured quark will have some extra sugar, I don’t mind as long as I don’t have to add sugar/more sweetners to it to make it taste nice or to get rid of the sour taste you get from other cream cheeses. Any advice would be so helpful! Thanks

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 22, 2015

      Hello! The lemon is lovely – like a creamy lemon yoghurt – a cream cheese with a bit of a tang! Let me know if you try it! xx


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