Chasing Davies: Protein Pancakes: A Healthy Version of a Favorite

January 20, 2010

Protein Pancakes: A Healthy Version of a Favorite

There are a lot of healthy variations of the carbolicious breakfast goody - Pancakes: ways that make it less carby, add more protein and nutrients that will sustain you into the day instead of putting you in a carbo-coma, but also tastes oh-so-yummy!

So, here is my tried (many times) and true Protein Pancakes.

What you'll need:

Equal parts of Eggs Whites (or Beaters), Low Fat Cottage Cheese and Oats.

I use 1/2 cup of each to make about 6-8 cakes.

Optional: add in protein powder for an extra kick (1 or 2 scoops thought, not equal parts to the other ingredients).

Blend up all the ingredients to make the batter (I used my magic bullet). Pour some of the batter onto a non-stick and/or greased pan to cook:

Flip with a rubber or plastic utensil to avoid scratching your pan (metal utensils). Cook on each side for 1-2 minutes on medium-high, but check - because every stove is different!

Add toppings (I like to stray from maple syrup - but that would be great, too):

Plain Greek Low Fat Yogurt with Chocolate Chips

Almond Butter and Bananas

I like to make a batch on Sunday evenings and put 2-3 in a snack bag to grab and take for breakfast throughout the week.