Make sure your breakfast works just as hard as you do.
These Pancakes Have More Protein Than Your Post-Workout Shake
Makin' gains, bruh. Athlete tested and approved.
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 minutesCook Time:10 minutesTotal Time:15 minutesServings:1EASY
1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese2/3 cup oatmeal1/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon cinnamon6 tablespoon liquid egg whites1/2 banana
STEP ONE: Blend all ingredients in a small blender.
STEP TWO: 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.
STEP THREE: Top with strawberries, maple syrup, or a personal favorite: peanut butter.