This year, I have gone low-carb and found my body responds well to it. The downside… the lack of variety for breakfast foods as I can only take so much scrambled eggs before they start to gross me out. I started looking for different options and needed something that was not just low in carbohydrates, but high in protein as well as easy to make with little ingredients. First thought, pancakes! Now, one wouldn’t think of pancakes when thinking of low-carb options, healthy yes, low-carb no. A while ago, I found a great healthy pancake recipe, however, when looking at it, I found it had too much carbs in it. So, I jumped online to see what I could find, and in my search, I found a lot, though not much fitting my requirements. Then I came across an article on Bodybuilding.com with 20 different recipes and one stood out for me.
The Basic Protein Pancake! https://www.bodybuilding.com/recipes/basic-protein-pancakes
With only 4 ingredients that had a total of 35g of Protein, 19g of Carbs and 2g of fat, I had to try it. It only took once, and I was in love. This is a super easy recipe which you can make a variety of pancakes from by changing up the flavor of the protein powder or adding cinnamon or mini blueberries.
Since the day I found it, it has been a staple in my diet rotating with protein smoothies and scrambled eggs. Another perk of this recipe is I can add any brand of cottage cheese to it, which is a huge plus for me. I am extremely picky with my cottage cheese…not all cottage cheese is created equal. The brand I prefer, I can only find at Kroger grocery stores and unfortunately, we do most of our shopping at a cheaper store, and I can’t always make a special trip to a Kroger’s to pick up some. This way, I can grab whatever brand I can find at our main store and use it specifically for the pancakes. Win-w
Stay tuned for more recipe ideas!