Not sure what your plans are for the weekend. Let me help you kick it off with pancakes for breakfast.
These high protein flourless pancakes are SUPER easy to make with minimum ingredients.
~ eggs, cottage cheese, collagen, psyllium husk, vanilla and cinnamon ~
The star macronutrient Protein comes from the eggs, cottage cheese and collagen.
- Eggs are a high quality protein and inexpensive. Contains a decent amount of vitamins and almost every nutrient our body needs.
- Cottage cheese is considered one of the healthy cheese groups. Contains all the essential amino acids to be a complete protein, high in calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.
- Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and makes up about 30 percent of your total body mass. It is the main protein found in skin and connective tissues. Read my previous post here to get the skinny on the benefits.
If you don’t have collagen for the additional protein not to worry, you can substitute with any protein powder such as vanilla protein or omit all together. The eggs and cottage cheese will provide a substantial amount of protein.
- On a side note… if you choose to use a protein powder instead of collagen make sure the protein powder does not contain stevia or any weird sweetener as some do. I’m not the biggest fan of stevia and it usually changes the flavor of the overall product. If you like the taste of stevia then by all means go for it.
Also included is a good dose of fiber… Psyllium Husk. If you do not have this on hand you can always substitute with ground flax or chia seeds. Both work great.
Studies show that a meal with protein and fiber provide a higher satiety and will keep you full, for a longer period of time. If you’re trying to shed a few pounds the combination of the two will DEFINITELY reduce your appetite.
Lets get started!
Combine all the ingredients except the cottage cheese in a bowl and blend with a fork. Next fold in the cottage cheese and mix. Be prepared to have a lumpy batter.
Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter, using about 1/4 cup for a medium size pancake into the pan.
Brown on both sides.
Recipe will make about six pancakes.
Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Holy Yum!
If you’re watching your sugar intake then any nut butter is a great substitute for the syrup. Almond butter with fresh berries is always a great topper.
These high protein flourless pancakes will make you come back for more. You won’t even miss the flour, trust me.
And if you prefer to eat pancakes for dinner then go fo it. No judgement here. I do it all the time.
High Protein Flourless Pancakes with Collagen
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp unflavored collagen (substitute w/protein powder)
- 2 tbsp psyllium husk (substitute w/ground flax or chia seeds)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2–3 tbsp butter for cooking
- fresh berries
- maple syrup
- Combine all the ingredients except the cottage cheese in a bowl and blend with a fork.
- Next fold in the cottage cheese and stir in gently.
- Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Pour or scoop the batter into the frying pan, using about 1/4 cup for a medium size pancake.
- Brown 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Recipe makes about six medium pancakes.
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