Protein Pancakes

About two years ago, my hubby started working out at a Crossfit gym and decided he wanted to try the Zone diet.  Although we had never really done that well following a diet plan, we had the desire to get a bit more healthy.  We learned portion sizes and adopted some healthy changes through the zone diet, plus lost some weight!  It was a success for us!

One of the recipes that we found was Protein Pancakes.  As we’ve mentioned before, pancakes are our normal Saturday morning tradition and we love trying new kinds! So being on a diet that limits carbs really stinks when all you want is a pile of pancakes that are dripping with syrup.  These Protein Pancakes came to our rescue!

Protein Pancakes {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Now…please hear this. I am not claiming that these are a healthy version of fluffy, buttermilk Aunt Jemima pancakes.  If there is a healthy version of a pancake out there that tastes like fluffy buttermilk pancakes, please share.

Protein Pancakes {Tastes of Lizzy T}

But…with that disclaimer, we have come to love these pancakes.  They are sugar free, so are not sweet by themselves, but if you add a little maple syrup, you can get that sweetness that you want.  I like the twist on these pancakes because they are full of eggs and cottage cheese, which packs them with good-for-you protein.  Most of the time, we used egg whites so that we didn’t have the fat from the yolk.  Which makes them low fat.  Added bonus!

Protein Pancakes {Tastes of Lizzy T}

The oatmeal in these pancakes makes for a hearty breakfast.  To me, they almost have a baked oatmeal flavor, which I love.

Protein Pancakes {Tastes of Lizzy T}

To make these quickly and easily, you’re going to throw the ingredients in the blender and blend until the batter is smooth.  You don’t have to do this…you can just mix it in a bowl, but blending it grinds up the oatmeal which makes for a bit of a smoother texture to your pancake.

Protein Pancakes {Tastes of Lizzy T}

If you’re needing a sugar free, low-fat pancake, I do hope you’ll give these a try!

Protein Pancakes
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These sugar-free pancakes are packed with protein!
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ¾ cups quick cook oatmeal
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Add all of the above ingredients into a blender, and blend for about 30 seconds, until the mixture is well blended. If the batter is too thick for your liking, you can add a little milk. (Thick batter=thick pancakes; thin batter=thin pancakes!) Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and ladle the batter onto the hot skillet. When the batter starts to get bubbles on top, flip the pancake and cook for another minute or two. Serve with butter and syrup, if desired!

Here’s some of our other favorite pancakes!

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

Hearty Whole Grain Waffles

Hearty Whole Grain Waffles

Cake Mix Pancakes

Cake Mix Pancakes {Tastes of Lizzy T}


  1. says

    These look awesome! I love that the recipe has cottage cheese and oatmeal! I am definitely going to give them a try. We love healthy whole wheat breakfast stuff, even it is isn’t very sweet – thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @

  2. Sue @ says

    YUM! I can not wait to try these! You always offer me such tempting recipes! Thanks so much for linking with us at One Sharendipity Place!

    Sue @

  3. says

    They sound great! We love breakfast for dinner. We try to eat primarily vegetarian and are always looking for meatless options that are packed with protein. Do you think I could sub ricotta for the cottage cheese? Pinned!

  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    My boys could eat breakfast food morning, noon and night. I will have to serve them these since they’re soooo much better for them than regular pancakes!

  5. Suzann says

    I just made these but they are super runny. What did I do wrong? I was hoping to make these for my mom whose going through chemo and radiation. :-(

    • Lizzy T says

      Hmmm…did you use large eggs? Was your cottage cheese extra runny? I usually use low-fat cottage cheese, but not fat free. Did you use quick cook oats? I’ve updated the recipe to show exactly what I use. I’m sorry they turned our runny.

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