If there’s one thing that we absolutely love the idea of and always say we’re going to do, but never actually do, it’s breakfast in bed. We might cook a big beautiful breakfast on a Sunday morning, but never actually make it back into bed. Maybe because we’re scared we’ll skip our workout, forget about the endless errands that were on our to-do list for the day, and spend the entire day in pajamas with a tray of food in front of us until 4pm. Yeah, those sound like valid reasons to skip the in bed part. But if you’re cooking a super healthy, protein-backed breakfast, you may feel like you deserve to eat in bed (and thanks to all of the protein, you’ll probably have the energy to pop up and tackle your to-do list)!
Once you’ve measured all of your ingredients, combine the oats, cottage cheese, egg whites, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla in a blender or food processor and blend on high until your mixture is the consistency of regular pancake mix (it’ll probably be a little bit grainier because of the oats).
For less dish-washing and an easy-pour, I usually keep all of the mix in the blender and pour it onto the pan from there. Once you’ve got some perfect circular pancakes, add your blueberries.
While you’re waiting, mimosas are always a good idea.
Since the whole purpose of these pancakes is to be healthy, skip the syrup and opt for a shake or two of powdered sugar. Garnish with strawberries or raspberries and you’re good to go! Bon Appétit!
PROTEIN PACKED PANCAKES RECIPE
recipe adapted from: Biggest Loser Recipes
notes: can add chocolate chips in lieu of blueberries for a sweet treat!
prep + cook time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 cup oats
- 6 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp sugar