Best Protein Pancakes

These low-carb Protein pancakes are a delicious and healthy recipe that are packed with protein, fiber and whole grains, all from whole foods. One pancake has 5 grams of protein and just 100 calories.  These protein pancakes are amazingly delicious! They have the same great light and fluffy texture of regular pancakes but they have no flour, canola oil, sugar or butter!

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Many protein pancake recipes call for protein powder.  If you want to add a scoop of protein powder to the batter, you can.  This is a small-batch recipe for pancakes. It makes about seven pancakes spooned using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Feel free to double the recipe if you’re feeding a bigger group. Leftovers store well in the freezer.


  • 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (can use coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Serve with fresh fruit and real maple syrup, or a low sugar syrup.
  • Makes about seven 4” pancakes.


  • Add oats and baking powder to a food processor or blender and blend until they’re as fine as flour. Remove to a bowl.
  • Add the cottage cheese, eggs, water, vanilla, oil and cinnamon to the blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and pour onto a hot griddle sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Cook on one side until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the pancake. Flip and cook on the other side until golden.
    Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1m
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