Trying to stop yourself from piling a plate high with a stack of fresh flapjacks can be hard. Take temptation out of the picture by just cooking up a single fluffy cake. In under 10 minutes, you can have a satisfying, 350-calorie breakfast treat with more than 37 grams of protein.
The sky-high protein content comes from the combination of low-fat cottage cheese and vanilla protein powder. This recipe is a creative way to use protein powder you normally toss into a shake. Keep reading to learn what goes into this simple protein pancake.
1/2 cup quick oats, dry
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon brown rice protein powder, vanilla
Nonstick cooking spray
Fresh blueberries, optional
2 teaspoons maple syrup, optional
- Combine quick oats, cottage cheese, egg whites, and protein powder in a blender. Mix well until it resembles traditional pancake batter.
- Heat a large pan over low heat, and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in all the batter to the center of the pan. Let it cook for approximately 3 minutes until the sides easily lift. Flip pancake and cook for an additional two minutes.
- Serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup, or the topping of your choice.
- Pancakes/Waffles, Breakfast/Brunch