So who doesn’t love pancakes?!
Pancakes make the prefect breakfast or weekend brunch, but the ‘usual’ pancake recipes are often high in calories/fat (because of the butter) and refined white flour (lacking in fibre). This HEALTHY pancake recipe is however COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.. it’s high in protein, has a low GI (meaning it will keep you feeling fuller for longer), is a great source of soluble fibre (to lower cholesterol) and is packed with antioxidants (thanks to the blueberries). Did I mention it also tastes *amazing* too?!
P.S Don’t be put off by the secret ingredient.. cottage cheese!! 😉
Oat & Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 50g oats*
- 100g low fat cottage cheese (or quark)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 50g blueberries
- Spray oil for frying
- Add the oats, cottage cheese or quark, eggs and cinnamon to a bowl and using a hand blender mix all of the ingredients together (this can also be done in a food processor)
- Spray a non-stick pan with 1 cal oil and pour in 1/4 of the mixture
- Cook for 2 minutes (placing 1/4 of the blueberries on after a few moments)
- Flip and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes
- Serve with yoghurt & an extra sprinkling of cinnamon.. & enjoy!
*To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free oats
Nutritional stats are given per pancake
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbohydrates 10 g
Protein 8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I made these today for lunch, I wanted something healthy but to satisfy a sweet craving. I’m forever on the hunt for protein pancake recipes and have made a variety now using both protein powders and Cottage Cheese. This was my first time however using oats within the recipe and as I’m not a fan of oats within porridge this was perfect for me plus I had just had a delivery of blueberries.
Extremely easy to make and the end result was perfect. Sometimes protein pancakes can be a little dry but the texture was great. Satisfying & filling and will definitely be having again (in fact I have some mixture ready for tomorrow).
My nutritional stats came out a little different, perhaps due to the brands used, but not massively different. I also topped with some mixed fruit (not included in these stats) for an extra healthy kick!
Next time I might try with egg white only, I just couldn’t be bothered de-yolking and I didn’t have any Two Chicks Egg White in the fridge.
Def a firm fave and your other recipes look great. I plan on trying quite a few!
Aw thanks for your great comment! They are just bursting with goodness hey. Yep stats of course will depend on brands used and serving size – loving the dried fruit on top.. can’t wait to blog my waffle recipe now!!
I made these this morning and they were lovely! Can’t wait to experiment with different fruits and yoghurts.. slightly intrigued by philly cheese chocolate spread.. that’s cream cheese right?!
Ooooh that sounds VERY interesting!!! If you try it do let me know.. I’ve also been thinking of swapping the cottage cheese for vanilla or lemon Quark (fat-free cream cheese)… !! I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂 Thanks for your comment!
Well what can I say I BLOODY HATE COTTAGE CHEESE!! I have to be like a child and hide it in other foods!! So I thought I would give the pancakes a go. I was shocked at how good they tasted!! The cheese made the pancake so creamy and the blueberries added a sweet touch. They are so easy to make as it made two I saved one for the following morning and it tasted just as good. Will be making again. Thanks
Hahaha your comment made me laugh 🙂 so glad you’re a convert! And if you ‘hate spinach’ then you should also check-out my green monster smoothie recipe! Thanks for your comment 🙂 x
I prepare this dish all the sundays that I can. Soooo amazing by far. Are very useful after a sunday running morning (recover period) or just simple enjoy a morning in the best way! =)
Oh that sounds like a perfect Sunday brunch to me 🙂 thanks for your comment and happy flipping!! Nic x
Made these today and highly recommend, a delicious alternative to a protein shake. Complimented well with Greek yoghurt and a dash of honey.
So glad you like them Myles! Thanks for your comment- loving your combo on top too 🙂 Hope you try more recipes!! Nic x
Hey folks, on a major diet overall and found Nichola on twitter and checked out her recipes. I tried this one this morning and they were amazing! The recipe was so easy to follow and they tasted great. Definitely recommend making these. So impressed I’m going to try out some of the other recipes on here.
Thanks Nichola 🙂
Aw thank you for your lovely comment Lauren! I’m so glad you made them and enjoyed them as much as I did! Let me know if you make anything else! Nic xx
Nic, you are a pancake recipe GENIUS! These are so delicious!!!
Haha thanks Chrissy!! I do love my pancakes 🙂 Nic x
Made these pancakes this morning. What can I say…….delicious!!! I’ve made some previously with protein powder but they were rather dry. These are just gorgeous. Blueberries taste totally different when they’re warmed and the combination of the pancakes, cinnamon and blueberries is lovely. Can’t wait to use the rest of the mixture tomorrow. I’ll definitely be trying more of Nic’s recipes. Thank you.X
Hurray! So glad that you’re a fan. Do check-out my american style protein pancake recipe if you want a great recipe that uses protein powder too! Nic x
Made these protein pancakes this morning. Super duper easy & scrumpdelicious too.. Think I’ll try with different fruits & maybe a slither of choc Philly. Blinking marvellous Nic & will be trying some other recipes soon x
Hurray! Aw thanks for your lovely comment Lisa – LOVE the idea of choc philly on it – naughty, nice and healthy all at the same time!! x
Can you use Greek yoghurt instead of cottage cheese or quark?