Protein Pancakes

If you want to maintain a healthy weight, protein will be your friend.

What won't be your friend are sugary breakfasts like your typical pancakes with syrup.


But with this quick and easy recipe you'll have the protein, the fat and the fibrous carbs to keep your blood sugars balanced without a sugar crash within 30 minutes after your meal that leaves you cranky and hungry again.


I've been making these pancakes for a while now. They even show up for dinner some nights!


This recipe has been improved since I last shared it over on my Instagram page, so pin this recipe and whip up these pancakes on a slow, Saturday morning.



Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal

2 cups cottage cheese (whole milk)

1/2 cup milk (dairy or almond both work)

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

Optional additions: butter, real maple syrup, blueberries, chocolate chips, homemade whip cream, bananas, peanut butter, jam


Directions

1) Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until batter is smooth.

2) Preheat a griddle over medium-high heat, or at 350*F.

3) Add 1/3 cup of batter in circle dollops on the griddle. Wait until the bubbles on the pancakes pop. Flip to cook the other side of each pancake. Cook additional 2-3 minutes.

4) Add butter and additional toppings that you like. Enjoy!