High Protein Pancakes for the Whole Family

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’ve got 7 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.

  1. Break eggs into your blender until it reaches the 2 cup mark. (Usually 10 eggs)
  2. Then add cottage cheese to the 4 cup mark (2 cups)
  3. Then add oats to the 7 cup mark. (3 cups)
  4. Add 1 cup milk.
  5. 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)
  6. Turn on the blender and mix on high until the oats have been ground up and the batter is smooth.
  7. 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.
  8. Serve with butter and syrup of your choice. Leftovers are great spread with peanut butter!

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!

7 responses to “High Protein Pancakes for the Whole Family”

  1. Gretchen Avatar
    Gretchen

    Any ideas for a dairy free substitute for the cottage cheese? Thanks!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Yes, Gretchen–I have replaced the cottage cheese with mashed banana and it works fine!

  2. Joanna Avatar
    Joanna

    I LOVE THESE PANCAKES!!!! and so does my family:) Thank you thank you!

  3. Merry Avatar
    Merry

    This sounds so so so delicious! I want to try these this weekend. Your griddle looks huge. Is it part of your stove top or is it a separate appliance? I must know because I need a big griddle for as much cooking at one time that I do!! Thank you!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Yes, this is a stand alone griddle from a restaurant supply, and my husband made legs for it and it actually doesn’t fit in my current kitchen so we have it on our porch. 😉

  4. Lady Anne Avatar

    How large is your blender?! I went out and looked at mine, and it only holds five cups, and I wouldn’t dare fill it all the way to the top, unless I was eager to wipe the counter and scrub the floor. The pancakes sound very good, so I will make a half batch for The Squire and myself. We have a friend who has celiac disease, and I am going to forward this to him.

  5. Beth @ Turn2theSimple Avatar

    I love the THM pancakes! I usually grind the oats first and then use my food processor…don’t know if my basic Oster blender can handle the whole thing!

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