These protein pancakes do NOT contain any protein powder, but are packed with about 17g of protein per serving! Make ahead and freeze for breakfast throughout the week.
I’m definitely a morning person. In fact, I’m usually in bed by 9pm and Ian is all “OMG woman do why do you need like 10 hours of sleep.” He goes to be at 11 and wakes up at 5. I go to bed at 9 and wake up at 5:30. So, I don’t get 10 hours of sleep, but that would be pretty cool if I could. I love sleep, but I also love waking up before most people.
Usually what comes along with being a morning person is being a breakfast person. I love breakfast. In fact, I wake up every morning and can’t wait to dig into a warm bowl of gooey oatmeal or pancakes topped with heated-up fruit. SO GOOD.
I’ve been trying to get better at meal prepping due to the fact that I just really HATE having to rush in the mornings. I’d rather just lounge around and take my time waking up/getting ready. It really cramps my style to be rushed out the door in the morning. It makes for a grumpy day. Grumpy days suck.
So, every Sunday I’ve been making these protein pancakes with one secret ingredient: cottage cheese. I swear you can’t even taste it, and it adds a good amount of the muscle-building macro, protein. Plus, I make a big batch of them, let them cool to room temp and then stuff ’em in a bag and freeze! In the morning, simply pop them in the toaster and they are good as new. You could microwave them too, but I’m not about that soggy pancake life.
5 Minute Protein Pancakes
Adapted from: Whole Foods Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 TBSP coconut oil- melted
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup almond milk
Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until combined. Pour about 1/4c of batter on a greased griddle or frying pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
See — easy as pie (or pancakes).