Protein Packed Blender Pancakes that are ready in minutes. You literally just throw all the ingredients into the blender, blend and then pour into a hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, then top with fresh fruit and maple syrup. They are make the perfect breakfast and can be made ahead of time for those extra busy mornings.
Ingredient Notes and Health Benefits:
Old Fashioned Oats: High in fiber and antioxidants, oats are a great healthy carbohydrate. Carbs provide energy which is perfect in the mornings
1% Cottage Cheese: Low in calories and high in protein, b vitamins and calcium. I love using this as a protein source rather than a protein powder. If you don’t love the texture of cottage cheese (I feel as though that is common), once it’s been blended and added into the other ingredients, you don’t even notice it!
Eggs: High in protein, and one of the most highly nutritious foods you can eat. We love that.
Ground Flaxseed: It is high in omega 3’s, fiber and lignans, which may help prevent cancer.
Banana: High in fiber, antioxidants and potassium.
How to Make Protein Packed Blender Pancakes with Oats and Banana
These Protein Packed Blender Pancakes with Oats and Banana could not be easier to make. You literally place all the ingredients into a blender, blend and pour into a skillet. I love this Ninja Professional Blender. It’s powerful, quiet and easy to clean. When you cook pancakes, you want to pour (or scoop using a ladle) into a greased, hot skillet. I use Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil spray. It’s effective but doesn’t add a bunch of extra calories. Cook until bubbles appear (1 min to 1.5 min), flip and cook another 30s to 1 min. Top with maple syrup and fresh berries (or I also love peanut butter) and enjoy!
The Perfect Meal Prep for Breakfast
If you are preparing the pancakes in advance to enjoy later, place them on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes, or until they are room temperature. Then, place them in an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat, place in a toaster oven or microwave for 1 min from the fridge and 2-3 mins from the freezer. If you’re a pancake lover, make sure to check out these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberries and Maple Syrup and these Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats 1. Place all ingredients into a blender
1 1/4 cups cottage cheese
2 egg whites
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp baking powder
2. Blend until smooth (about 1 min)
3. Using a ladle, scoop into a greased skillet
4. Cook on first side until bubbles appear (about 1 min-1.5 min), flip and cook for another 30s to 1 min.
5. If enjoying immediately, place on a plate, drizzle with maple syrup and top with fresh berries.
6. If you are preparing them to enjoy later, place on a cooling rack for 5 mins. Once they are room temperature, place in an air tight container and place in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months.
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1. Place all ingredients into a blender