Protein Powder Pancakes

I made an impulse buy this week…

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I’ve tried a few protein powders over the last couple months because they show up occasionally in recipes on the blogs that I follow, and it seems like it could be a good way to get more protein in my diet. TO BE CLEAR: I’ve been thinking of the protein powder as a way to add a little more punch to my meals and not as a ‘meal replacement’ the way protein shakes are sometimes used. Since I bought the whole container, I now need to find/create recipes to use it in! My first attempt was protein pancakes this morning. I got the original inspiration for this recipe from Happy Being Healthy.

Here is my own version of protein pancakes (full recipe below)…

First, combine 1/3 cup oats with 1 teaspoon ground flax:

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Add in one scoop chocolate protein powder and one whole egg:

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Add 1/3 cup cottage cheese and stir to combine:

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The mixture was very lumpy – if you wanted a smoother pancake you could put the mixture in a food processor or blender. I poured the batter onto the skillet as two pancakes. I waited about three minutes and the flipped…

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As you can see, flipping pancakes has never been my forte. Nonetheless, they turned out pretty nicely shaped in the end. I served them with walnut butter, a banana, and a splash an undisclosed amount of maple syrup:

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I liked these pancakes a lot! The protein powder gave them a slightly bitter flavor, but they definitely filled me up. I want to try a few other ingredient combinations, but I am definitely keeping this recipe on file for future use!

Ingredients
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground flax
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Tera's Whey)
- 1 whole egg
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese
Method
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. 
Pour batter onto skillet as two large pancakes.Cook 3-4 minutes on each side. 
Serve with nut butter, fruit, and syrup of choice!
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6 thoughts on “Protein Powder Pancakes

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    • really I just thought getting out the blender sounded like too much work. 🙂 I love reading your recipes – and I will definitely need to check out some of your other ones that use protein powder.

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