Scrumptious High Protein Cottage Cheese Pancakes - the perfect high-protein breakfast for any time. They're a delightful twist on the usual pancakes, offering a light, fluffy texture with the subtle richness of cottage cheese.
Serve them with your favoruite toppings for a versatile and satisfying meal that's as suitable for a quick weekday breakfast or leisurely weekend brunch.
Calories in Cottage Cheese Pancakes
This delicious high protein pancakes serves 1 and is 383 calories for the entire stack.
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To make these pancakes, you will need the following ingredients:
- Cottage cheese: I opt for fat-free cottage cheese, but feel free to use a full-fat version if you like—just remember that it will alter the calorie count
- Eggs: fresh large eggs
- Coconut flour: This fibrous, gluten-free flour is highly absorbent, meaning you'll need significantly less quantity compared to regular flour.
- Vanilla extract: I opt for pure extract to achieve the finest flavour, though essence is also a suitable alternative.
- Baking powder: this is included to ensure the pancakes rise, giving them a light and fluffy texture.
- Granulated Sweetener: I use erythritol, it's naturally derived and is the closest in taste to real sugar. Do not use powdered sweetener as it will affect the bake.
- Low Calorie Spray: Use your preferred choice of low calorie spray, I prefer olive oil or avocado sprays without any added emulsifiers.
- Berries: I enjoy these with a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and pomegranate, but choose any combination of berries you like.
- Maple Syrup: A single tablespoon is the ideal drizzle for these pancakes. Honey or golden syrup can also serve as excellent substitutes.
Once you've gathered all the ingredients and prepared them accordingly, you're all set to create this easy and delightful recipe.
See the recipe card for specific quantities and instructions.
Coconut Flour vs Regular Flour
One of the most notable characteristics of coconut flour is its high fiber content, which not only contributes to its health benefits but also significantly impacts its usage in recipes. Due to its incredible absorbency, coconut flour soaks up more moisture than regular flour, necessitating a much smaller quantity when substituting it in recipes that typically use wheat flour. This reduced quantity can also lead to a lower calorie count in the finished product, as using less flour translates to fewer calories.
Incorporating coconut flour into your baking offers a delightful culinary experience, as it imparts a mildly sweet taste and contributes to a lighter, more tender texture in dishes. This makes it an excellent choice for those looking to explore new flavours and textures in their baking
Best Blender for Pancakes
For those delightful cottage cheese pancakes, both countertop and stick immersion blenders can do the job. You don't need to invest in an expensive blender; a standard countertop model is efficient at creating a smooth batter, blending the cottage cheese perfectly with other ingredients.
Alternatively, a stick immersion blender can also work well, especially if you're blending directly in the bowl for convenience. While it may require a bit more patience to achieve the smooth texture, it's definitely capable, ensuring you can enjoy your pancakes without needing a high-end kitchen gadget.
Tips for Cooking Perfect Cottage Cheese Pancakes
To perfect your cottage cheese pancakes, patience is key, particularly with the cooking temperature. It's essential to use a low heat setting to ensure the pancakes cook thoroughly without burning. A non-stick pan is crucial here, as it prevents the batter from sticking and tearing, allowing for an easier flip. Wait until the top of the pancake is almost set before gently sliding your spatula underneath to turn it over, aiming for an even, golden-brown finish on both sides.
The number of pancakes you'll get from the mix can vary, usually around five, depending on how large or small you prefer them. Remember, the right pan and careful heat management are your best tools for creating delightful, perfectly cooked cottage cheese pancakes every time.
More Pancake Recipes
Want some more pancakes recipes? Check out some of these:
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- Crepe Style Pancakes
- Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
- Red Velvet Oat Pancakes
- American Style Oat Pancakes
- Lemon Blueberry Oat Pancakes
- Sheet Pan Pancakes
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FAQ for Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Yes, you can freeze cottage cheese pancakes. After cooling them down, stack them with parchment paper in between and store in a freezer-safe container. To reheat, place them in a non-stick pan over low heat directly from the freezer, warming them slowly to preserve their texture and taste.
No, you cannot directly substitute regular flour for coconut flour because coconut flour is exceptionally absorbent and high in fiber, requiring significantly less quantity compared to regular flour.
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