Monday, June 15, 2009
Surprisingly Delicious Protein Pancakes
I found this recipe on http://www.discussbodybuilding.com and I also saw it without the additional protein powder on another site that I can't remember, so I kinda adapted to my own version a combination of the two. I was SHOCKED when I tasted them and they were good. Can you believe they actually look like pancakes too! I ate them plain, but have heard it is good with berries and cream or a drizzle of honey on top. You could also blend up things like flax seed meal, wheat germ, peanut butter or almond butter into the recipe. And get this...my son (2 years old) loved them (he ate the ones without the addition of protein powder)!!! Ooh I think cinnamon would be good in them too!
1/2 cup oats (I used quick oats)
1/2 cup cottage cheese (I used large curd 2 %)
3 - 4 egg whites (I used 3)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I tried about 1 T chocolate protein powder in half my batch!)
In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth. There will be little bits of oats remaining. Cook like regular pancakes in a pan or griddle. They will be more moist than the average pancake.
I'm actually not sure which ones I liked better...with or without the extra protein powder. The chocolate flavor gave it a nice taste too, but the plain was great especially if you are going to top them with something.
Have fun with this one and be happy knowing it's pretty healthy!!!