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Banana Bread Protein Pancakes are delicious, high-fiber, protein pancakes made with cottage cheese, eggs, bananas, and oats. 

I’ve been on the lookout for heavy-duty protein pancakes, the kind that fills 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)


  • 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
  • Walnuts – just a handful  (finely chopped)
  • Banana – a few slices

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?

Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.

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  1. 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!

    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?

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