Banana Bread Protein Pancakes + Warm Butter Maple Syrup


I’ve been on the lookout for heavy duty protein pancakes, the kind that fill you up for breakfast and lunch so your next meal is dinner.banana bread protein pancakes 057


In my book, that’s a quick way to lose weight, eat the right foods by choosing ingredients that are high in protein and fiber, and cutting back on refined carbs.  banana bread protein pancakes 055

This morning I was psyched to make these Banana Bread Protein Pancakes with cottage cheese, yup, but I promise you can’t even taste the cottage cheese.banana bread protein pancakes 039

These pancakes do however taste like Banana Bread and they are gooey and delicious on the inside, even my husband loved them.  banana bread protein pancakes 063

And they are so easy to make, just blend all the ingredients and your batter is ready to go!banana bread protein pancakes 069

Hope you give them a try, thanks Sarabanana bread protein pancakes 079

NUTRITION: Cottage Cheese is an excellent source of protein.  Oats help reduce cholesterol and are a good source of protein and fiber.  Bananas are a very good source of Vitamin B6.  They are also a good source of Vitamin C and Fiber. Egg Whites are high in protein, low in calories, and contain minimal fat making it ideal for those trying to lose weight.



INGREDIENTS (makes 4 pancakes ~ 1 big serving, or 2 small servings;
original recipe by Sara @ Nourish and Flourish very slightly modified)
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batter:
  • Cottage Cheese Low Fat – 1/2 cup
  • Banana – 1/2
  • Old-Fashioned Oats – 1/2 cup
  • Egg Whites – 2  (blend until stiff peaks form)
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Pure Vanilla – 1 tsp
  • Milk 2% Reduced Fat – 2 tbsp
Warm Butter Maple Syrup (makes enough to top off 3 to 4 servings):
  • Unsalted Butter – 1 tbsp  (optional: skip if fat is an issue)
  • Pure Maple Syrup – 2 tbsp
Garnish:
  • Walnuts – just a handful  (finely chopped)
  • Banana – a few slices


DIRECTIONS:
1. Using an electric mixer, start by beating 2 egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Takes a few minutes.

2. In a Magic Bullet, combine the cottage cheese, banana, oats, egg whites, baking powder, vanilla, and milk. 

3. Blend until combined. 

4. This is what the batter should like.

4. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat, spray Coconut Oil.

5. Take a 1/3 cup measurement and pour the batter onto the nonstick skillet. 

6. Once bubbles form on top, flip.

7. Cook until perfectly golden brown.  Continue making the remaining pancakes.

8. Chop the walnuts.  Slice the banana.

9. In a little bowl, combine the butter and maple syrup and microwave it for 30 seconds, or until hot.

10. Plate the pancakes, top with walnuts, banana, and syrup.

11. So delicioussssssssssss!banana bread protein pancakes 024



TELL ME: Do you make Protein Pancakes?  Is a particular recipe you use?  What's your favorite pancake flavor?


39 comments:

  1. OOh these pancakes I NEED for breakfast!
    Wish I could scratch and taste through my screen!
    Love the use of cottage cheese - I always use greek yogurt, but I gotta try subbing it for cottage cheese sometime! Thank you!
    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

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    1. Thanks Shashi, they were really good. I haven't tried Greek Yogurt in pancakes, I will soon though. Thank you!

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  2. We love having pancakes for breakfast here and I'm always looking for healthier versions of them! These sound awesome!

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    1. Thanks Joanne... me too! I think you'll like them.

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  3. these sound really good, I've tried my hand at oatmeal pancakes once and they were blah! I just might make these for dinner tonite! :)
    Love how easy it is to make the batter.

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    1. Awww.. let me know how they turn out Archana. Hope you like them. Thank you!

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  4. these look so good. I have been wanting to make batter ahead and whip up some pancakes for breakfast - this sounds delish esp with higher protein. I have never made pancakes with ricotta either so really looking forward to it.

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    1. @Dixya - they are definitely high in nutrition, as you know already. These are made with cottage cheese, thus healthier. :)

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  5. I have always been afraid to eat cottage cheese, but I tried it for the first time with mango sorbet and it was amazing! I will have to look into your recipe. :) Especially because they taste like banana bread.

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    1. @Tara - nooo.. it's yummy. Sounds exotic with mango sorbet. I love Banana Bread.

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  6. Wow, these looks so yummy and so damn healthy. Love to use cottage cheese in pancakes, love the combo girl...and the syrup, oh I want some..

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    1. Thanks Asha. They are yummy and healthy. So delicious!

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  7. Yeahhh i can definitely vouch for oatmeal & cottage cheese pancakes being the bomb diggity! They were actually my first stint at making "healthy" pancakes back in the day and boy did they squash any doubts I initially had - so so yum! As an alternative, try replacing the cottage cheese with Greek yogurt- it adds a similar fluffiness and ensures the protein content stays high! Do you have a waffle maker? If so, this batter makes fantastic waffles too!

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  8. I wish cheese didn't make my skin look horrific! I would definitely try these if I could. Looks delicious.

    Have the same Magic Bullet...love it.

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    1. Awww.. I love cheese. Even cottage cheese? I think your skin looks great! I love the magic bullet, such easy cleanup.

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  9. these look so good! can't wait to make them myself!

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  10. I've never made protein pancakes, but looks better and healthier than banana bread!

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    1. You'd love it, and so easy to make.

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  11. I love that these pancakes don't use protein powder, thus avoiding that chalky texture. I'm going to make these soon - YUM!

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    1. Yeah.. I'm not a fan of protein powders. You'll love it for sure. Welcome back P!

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  12. Wow, these look amazing! I'd love a big stack for breakfast. Any idea how many grams of protein are in a serving?

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    1. Thanks Georgia, I haven't checked out the protein amount, but I got the recipe from http://nourish-and-flourish.net/2013/07/catching-up/.

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  13. Pancakes that taste like banana bread?? Yes, please!!

    Sues

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    1. Thanks Sues... yes it does. Love the blog name! Haha!

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  14. These look divine! Would love to eat this for breakfast, everyday!

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  15. Ah my earlier comment seems to have gotten sucked up! Love this recipe and the addition of cottage cheese! Cottage cheese oatmeal pancakes were actually my first stint at healthy pancakes back in the day and despite my initial doubt, it really is a fabulous recipe! Have you tried alternating the cottage cheese with Greek yogurt? It's as protein-filled and fluffy!

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    1. Awww.. I loved the pancakes with cottage cheese. I haven't ever tried using Greek Yogurt, will try it though, does it taste tangy and tart?

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  16. I love protein packed pancakes and this looks divine, Nisha. A must try :)

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    1. Me too Kiran.. anything to help skip a workout. Haha. Thanks!

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  17. Banana bread? This is so my kind of pancake! Looks absolutely delicious. Pinning!

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    1. Thanks Anne, it truly tastes like banana bread. :)

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  18. Honey, this looks so good. The banana bread touch makes it irresistible.

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    1. Thanks Nik. I loved them, I'm making them again this weekend. :)

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  19. These Pancake looks so hearty and yum!!! A perfect way to start the day :)

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    1. Thanks Nandita, hope you give them a try. They really are the perfect way to start the day.

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