This post is sponsored by Hiland Dairy, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
It’s a New Year and our family has made a resolution to be healthier together. One specific resolution my husband and I want to achieve this year is to cut back on added sugar and increase protein in our diets. One of our children has ADHD and sugar increases his hyperactivity, so it’s really important for us to work towards this resolution. It’s easy to cut sugar in lunches and dinners, which are typically more hearty meals. Breakfast time is the real challenge for us. Too often we rely on quick breakfasts for the family, like boxed cereal or instant oatmeal packets, packed with added sugar.
I went on a search for a healthy, protein-filled breakfast that everyone would enjoy and discovered cottage cheese pancakes. These healthy pancakes have only three simple ingredients: eggs, Hiland Dairy cottage cheese and oats. I know this recipe sounds crazy, but just try it. These pancakes are amazing and packed with protein and goodness. Bonus is they can be gluten-free if you have dietary restrictions. Just make sure the oats are gluten-free. I also joined this Hiland Dairy Healthy newsletter to discover more healthy recipes and receive high-value coupons!
These are the quickest pancakes you will make. Simply add all your ingredients to a blender or food processor and viola you have batter in seconds!
Then, just fry in a pan or on a griddle with a little oil like any other pancake. I prefer to cook them in coconut oil, since there are so many health benefits to coconut oil and it gives the pancakes a nice flavor. I did notice these healthy pancakes do cook slightly quicker than a flour based pancake, so keep a close eye on them.
You can add your choice of toppings. My suggestions are fresh fruit, butter, real maple syrup, peanut butter or even a few sliced nuts. Serve with a tall glass of Hiland Dairy milk for a protein-packed, healthy breakfast.
3-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1/2 cup Hiland Dairy lowfat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup oatmeal or steel cut oats
- 3 eggs
- 1-2 Tbsp oil (for cooking the pancakes)
- Mix cottage cheese, oatmeal and eggs in blender until smooth
- Heat griddle over medium heat and add oil
- Pour or scoop approximately 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the griddle
- Cook 2-4 minutes per side or until fully cooked and slightly browned on both sides
- Serve with your choice of toppings
You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a larger crowd. This batter packs a powerful 35 grams of total protein, which is more than 4 grams of protein per pancake! Top with peanut butter & serve with a glass of cold Hiland Dairy milk for even more protein. My kids love these and I know they are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast and no added sugar.
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What breakfast items do you serve for a healthy start to your family’s day?
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