Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

Protein-packed Strawberry Pancakes

I’m a lover of breakfast food.  I can live off of pancakes, scrambled eggs, waffles and french toast! Are you with me?  Well lucky for me, my kids love anything breakfast too! and we often make breakfast for dinner which is a ton of fun but I often find that my kids gear toward the carb-rich foods and barely eat much protein.  So I created these PROTEIN-PACKED STRAWBERRY pancakes, made with strawberries, cottage cheese, oats and banana!  Oh and BEST part, they are made in a blender!  with strawberries folded in at the end.  Totally fluffy, moist and gluten free!  I just cooked up a batch today and they came and went as quickly as I took to make them!  You can use blueberries in place of strawberries if you prefer or leave out the added fruit altogether and they are just as delicious.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)

1 medium banana

2 eggs

3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1 cup cottage cheese

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until well incorporated and batter is smooth.
  2. Fold strawberries right into the batter.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake and cook until golden on each side.