Start your day with a filling protein pancakes recipe that uses real foods only, making it the perfect breakfast or snack for everyone in the family.
Can I share a gripe with you?
I keep hearing of these magical unicorn families that have pancake mornings every weekend as though it’s this wonderfully serene thing. Clearly I’m doing something wrong, because there’s nothing relaxing about pancake breakfasts at our house. Instead, our weekend mornings go something like this:
The kids wake up early-too early- and the husband and I debate who’s going to be the first out of bed to help them.
Since the kids are ravenous growing things, they demand food straight away. They inherited a deep family tradition of hangry…and it’s at its worst in the morning.
“But what about pancakes and eggs” I suggest cheerily.
At that point, I’d better duck. Those kids can throw fatal daggers with their eyes and their whining. They know that pancakes and eggs mean that breakfast is a solid 30 minutes to an hour away.
Hangry doesn’t wait that long for food.
And then there are the dishes. So many dishes. Once the kids are back to being happy little human beings after eating, then I’m the grumpy one looking at a sink full of dishes to wash after an hour or so of cooking.
It’s not worth doing every weekend, I tell you!
But, every once in a while…it’s totally worth the effort. Especially if you have the perfect freezer-friendly, healthy, high protein pancakes recipe that everyone actually likes to eat.
Sound too good to be true?
Real Food Healthy Protein Pancakes Recipe Perfect for the Whole Family
Thanks to the perfect balance of ingredients, and a great blender (I love our Ninja), it’s totally possible! I mean, you’re already taking ages and ages at the stovetop to cook the darned things. You might as well make a bunch.
You know what makes these pancakes even better? You get to have three BIG, 6 to 7-inch pancakes without any guilt. Three pancakes is roughly 300 calories, but is filled with almost 20 grams of protein and 6+ grams of fiber. All from real foods.
That means I feel good feeding them to my family too. I’ve even been known to warm up a couple for the baby when she doesn’t like dinner.
Whenever I make them, it’s always a gigantic batch. Then we freeze them in zip-top bags with wax paper layered between each pancake so they’re easy to grab on a school morning, or whenever we may want them.
Are you ready? Get your skillets ready!
Real Food Protein Pancakes Recipe
- 1/2 C. old fashioned oats
- 1/2 medium banana
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 C. pasteurized egg whites
- 1/4 C. Fat Free Cottage Cheese
- 1 T 1% Lowfat Milk
- 1/2 T water
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients until completely smooth.
- Lightly coat a large nonstick pan or cast iron skillet with butter and heat over low heat. Pour batter into skillet to form pancakes.
- Cook until bubbles appear on top. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
A smoothie cup is just big enough for one batch. Alternatively, use a big blender to make several batches at once. Then freeze in zip-top bags with a layer of wax paper between each pancake.
- A smoothie cup is just big enough for one batch.
- Alternatively, use a big blender to make several batches at once. Then freeze in zip-top bags with a layer of wax paper between each pancake.
Now It’s Your Turn
Let’s face it, pancake Saturday is a time-consuming mess. So, if you’re going to brave it, you might as well make the best pancakes you can. And making this healthy protein pancakes recipe with whole foods is so much better than making them from a box. Get your blender ready and fill your freezer with them this weekend! Then sit back and relax for a few weekends before making them again.
Do you make pancakes each weekend?
What your favorite healthy high-protein breakfast?
Nutrition Information (according to LiveStrong.com)