Pancakes are one of the best and easiest breakfasts you can make. Unfortunately, they are dense in calories and are not the best choice for people who are trying to lose weight. Whether they are salty or sweet pancakes are made with plenty of flour.
However, there is a way to make an alternative and easy low-calorie recipe for healthy high-protein pancakes! You will only need just a few ingredients and your favorite people to share this meal with.
Why Are These Healthy High Protein Pancakes So Great?
I know that many of you will be skeptical because healthy doesn’t always mean tasty. I know. But there are hundreds of healthy alternatives to your favorite meals that are not only good for your body, but they are also de-li-cious. This recipe is one of them.
Not only are these pancakes low in calories, but they are also super-rich in protein. With the ingredients used for this recipe, you’ll have a pile of pancakes you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are perfectly fine just as they are, but I decided to make things a bit more colorful. I added some natural peanut butter, chopped strawberries, and bananas, and sprinkled some chia seeds on top.
Easy Low-Calorie Recipe for High Protein Pancakes
- 450g cottage cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 3tbsp flour of choice
- a pinch of salt
- milk or water
- Blend everything together.
- Heat a nonstick pancake pan and spread the oil evenly.
- Using a spoon form small pancakes on the pan.
- When the pancakes are set around the edges and golden-brown on the bottom, flip them.
- Cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes and transfer the pancakes to a plate.
Tips for Making The Pancakes Super Fluffy
- If you want your high protein pancakes to be super light and fluffy, I suggest you don’t mix the ingredients by hand. Use an electric whisker or a blender. Whisk/blend everything together until there are no lumps from the cottage cheese.
- Sift the flour and add it to the mixture, then whisk again. This way the pancakes will be soft and airy without cottage pieces. If you don’t have an electric whisker, you can use a blender. Just put everything in the container and blend.
- When it comes to adding the liquid, you should be very careful. If you add too much milk or water, it will be a real challenge flipping the pancakes. Remember that the consistency of the high protein pancakes mix should be thicker than that of regular pancakes. This being said, I advise you to pour no more than 20-30ml of liquid to the mixture.
- No matter what type of oil you choose to use, make sure to spread it evenly on the hot surface using a brush or paper towel. Doing this won’t let your pancakes stick to the pan, and you will have to use a small amount of oil.
- Try fitting a maximum of three pancakes in the pan. Use a wooden spatula and a fork for flipping. It’s easier than using just a spatula. Once the pan is hot enough, the pancakes will be ready in no time.