High Protein Power Pancakes

High Fiber, High Protein Power Pancakes

December 16, 2022

This is a nutritious pancake made with oats – no other grains – sweetened with a banana, and given the protein boost of eggs & cottage cheese. These High Fiber, High Protein Power Pancakes come out with a perfect pancake consistency, only a little more dense and hearty. I always make extra and freeze them (freezing instructions below), because they are an easily reheated breakfast for a fast morning, or made into an energizing snack by spreading a little natural peanut butter or coconut oil.

High Fiber, High Protein Power Pancakes

Recipe byAnnessa Chumbley
Makes 2 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ medium really ripe banana (freckle stage or beyond)
  • 1 cup dry quick one-minute oats or whole rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a food processor or bender, add eggs and pulse to beat. Next, add cottage cheese and banana, processing until cottage cheese is smooth. Then, add the oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Process until well-combined.
  2. Heat a flat skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat skillet with non-stick cooking spray, or with a teaspoon butter or coconut oil.
  3. Using a large spoon, ladle, or cookie scoop, pour in about ¼ cup of batter for one pancake. Cook each pancake about 2-3 minutes per side. You’ll know its ready to flip when the bubbles start to reach the center of the pancake. Flip and cook 2-3 minutes on the other side. Enjoy!

*Eat by themselves, with a little pure maple syrup and fresh berries, or spread with a nut butter and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut, granola, sliced bananas or sunflower seeds for a power snack.

*To freeze, let pancakes completely cool, then stack into a zip-top freezer bag. To reheat, microwave one pancake for 10 – 30 seconds (depending on your microwave), or toast them in the oven on a low-broil. Can be frozen for 3 months.

Nutritional Info

Calories 175; Carbohydrates 22 grams; Fat 1.4 grams, Protein 12 grams

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High Protein Power Pancakes


Annessa Chumbley, RD, is a bariatric dietitian and her website "Annessa Nutritionist" provides inspiring nutrition information to the bariatric community and general public. She enjoys getting the community healthy through nutrition segments on Indianapolis' FOX 59 Morning News, and 93.1 WIBC called "Power Up Your Week!", as well as a local healthy cooking show.

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