Quark Pancake Recipe

Quark Pancake Recipe

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!


Lemon quark pancake

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


Quark Pancake Recipe


  • 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!


  1. Whisk the egg yolks before adding the quark, milk, baking powder and salt and whisking again
  2. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk again
  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!)
  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
  5. Serve & enjoy


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

Nutritional information is for per 6th of the mixture

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2 g


Total Carbohydrates 14 g


Protein 6 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.


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  1. SazzyMCH
    June 20, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Big thumbs up from my family! Absolutely delicious.

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 21, 2013 / 6:25 am

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

  2. Saima Hussain
    June 24, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    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

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 24, 2013 / 8:35 pm

      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. Amy Dodge
    June 26, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    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 🙂

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 27, 2013 / 11:17 am

      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. July 6, 2013 / 12:13 pm

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

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 29, 2013 / 11:55 am

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

  5. Katy
    July 7, 2013 / 9:21 am

    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 🙂

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 7, 2013 / 1:12 pm

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

  6. July 15, 2013 / 11:20 am

    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.

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 15, 2013 / 3:19 pm

      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. July 22, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    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! 🙂

    • January 12, 2014 / 6:13 pm

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

  8. Ben Pryor
    July 30, 2013 / 11:23 am

    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 🙂


    • Nics Nutrition
      July 30, 2013 / 11:32 am

      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. Heather
    September 25, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    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!

    • September 25, 2013 / 6:31 pm

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

  10. Sinead
    October 13, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    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

    • October 13, 2013 / 6:35 pm

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

  11. Sophia
    February 22, 2014 / 10:09 am

    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

    • February 22, 2014 / 5:17 pm

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

  12. Bella
    February 22, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    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

    • February 22, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      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

  13. Ulli
    October 27, 2019 / 10:47 am

    Thank you, I looked this up after switching yoghurt with quark in my recipe to see what experiences others have.
    My pancakes are very high in protein
    1 squashed banana
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon of stevia
    2 tablespoons of quark
    1 heaped teaspoon of Peanut butter powder (PB2)
    1 heaped teaspoon of wholemeal flour

    They are also very delicious and healthy 🙂

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