Hearty, healthy, protein packed pancakes you can whip up in just a few minutes with only 3 ingredients. Gluten-free too. Breakfast doesn’t get any better than this! JUMP TO RECIPE
Nothing says “weekend breakfast” like a stack of homemade pancakes. If you’re making pancakes from scratch though, it can be a bit of an ordeal as you’ll likely have to combine several ingredients, melt butter, sift flour etc. It’s definitely worth the effort on the taste front, but, if you’re like me, you might not like that heavy, laden feeling you’re left with after you eat waaaaay too many pancakes. Traditional pancakes are so light and fluffy and it’s easy to overindulge. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big believer in the occasional overindulgence, but not in the month of January because most people are trying to eat healthier in the new year and lose any extra pounds they gained over the holidays! Enter 3 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes – the perfect solution to these pesky pancake issues!
With just 3 ingredients, you can whip up these pancakes in about the same amount of time as if you were using a “just add water” pancake mix. And although these pancakes look, and cook up, just like traditional pancakes, their texture is denser so you’ll be less likely to eat too many – although no promises because these pancakes are insanely delicious!! Not only are they tasty, but they’re chock-full of protein along with some fiber, which is impressive when you consider that traditional pancakes have about 50% less protein and no fiber at all. (If you’d like to read more about the nutritional profile of pancakes, and why they aren’t the healthiest choice for breakfast, click here.)
So, what are the three ingredients in these healthy pancakes? Whole grain rolled oats, eggs, and the magic ingredient – cottage cheese. Whir them all up with some water in a blender or food processor until smooth, and pan fry just as you would regular pancake batter. If you’ve vowed to eat healthier in 2020, but aren’t ready to give up pancakes, 3 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes will come to the rescue. Top these nutritious, whole-grain, protein-rich pancakes with butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries for a comforting and satisfying breakfast any day of the week.
For other healthy breakfast ideas check out these posts: Cranberry Orange Quinoa Zucchini Muffins, Almond Flour Cranberry Sauce Muffins, Apricot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie, Maple Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cake, Cranberry Pepita Oatmeal Cups, and Apple Flax Breakfast Squares.
If you make 3 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me over on Instagram @QueenofMyKitchen. I’d love to see your creation!
- 1 heaping cup (4 ounces) gluten-free rolled oats
- ⅔ cup (150 grams) small curd, 4% milk fat, cottage cheese (see notes #1)
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup water, or more if needed
- Process ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth with no lumps (see notes #2).
- Pan fry ¼ or ½ cup scoops of batter in a non-stick skillet for 2-3 minutes per side on medium heat until golden brown.
- Makes 3 large pancakes or 6 small ones.
2. The batter should be thick but still pour easily. Add more water if needed.
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