Who loves pancakes! Mmmm. My favorite butter vehicle. But indulging in a pile of them used to leave me with a lump in my stomach for the rest of the morning. Then along came this simple, gluten free recipe that my whole family liked, and now we enjoy them at least once a week.
Plus, they’re high protein!
This is a breakfast solution (like my high protein chocolate muffins!) that’s gluten free, nutrient dense, and super simple to make. It lets you start your day with what feels like an indulgent treat that doesn’t give you a blood sugar dive within an hour.
And the best part? You can make it in the blender, so there’s fewer dishes.
I got 5 kids, people. I know how crazy life can get. So let’s streamline pancake breakfast, shall we?
This recipe will have ingredients you’ve not met in pancakes before. Trust me. Each part works together and you’ll be amazed at the result.
- Break eggs into your blender until it reaches the 2 cup mark. (Usually 10 eggs)
- Then add cottage cheese to the 4 cup mark (2 cups)
- Then add oats to the 7 cup mark. (3 cups)
- Add 1 cup milk.
- Next measure in 1 Tbsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, and 1/4. cup sugar or sweetener of your choice (stevia, honey, maple syrup–it all works)
- Turn on the blender and mix on high until the oats have been ground up and the batter is smooth.
- Heat your pans to medium. Pour batter into greased pans and flip when bubbles have formed and popped all the way to the center of the pancake.
- Serve with butter and syrup of your choice. Leftovers are great spread with peanut butter!
This recipe is based loosely off of the pancakes in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook–but I tweaked them to make them a cross over, since that’s what my family thrives on. This makes pancakes so easy, we can do them on Sunday mornings, making it possible to have a ‘special’ breakfast for the weekends, despite the flurry of getting ready for church.
We fry ours on our griddle with a bit of bacon grease. Blueberries sprinkled on top make it extra special…
You would not believe how satisfying these pancakes are, while also having the perfect texture profile for a pancake: crisp on the edges, fluffy yet moist in the middle. Try them this week and tell me what you think!