Confession: I love pancakes. But, as an athlete, pancakes aren’t something I usually want to eat before a workout. Sure, they are fluffy and delicious, but just the thought of trying to run or lift after a batch of those golden cakes makes me queasy.

Enter these life-saving protein pancakes. They boast a whopping 27 grams of protein per serving (thanks, cottage cheese and egg whites) with slow digesting carbs (oatmeal and banana) to keep you fueled throughout your workout (or Sunday Netflix binge). Did I mention you can whip them up in a blender?

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Blender Pancakes

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoon liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 banana
Photo by Madison McDonald
  • Step 1

    Blend all ingredients in a small blender.

    Photo by Madison McDonald
  • Step 2

    Heat a small lightly oiled pan on the stove top. For each pancake, add two spoonfuls of batter to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the batter starts bubbling.

    Photo by Madison McDonald
  • Step 3

    Top with strawberries, maple syrup, or a personal favorite: peanut butter.

    Photo by Andy Crosby