Apple Cinnamon Oat Protein Pancakes


I love any recipe that involves throwing everything in a blender. So easy-peasy. This recipe is easy and delicious...and best of all? The pancakes are packed with protein and are SO filling. A great way to start the day! Top with some berries and maple syrup...or add some peanut butter for added protein.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups Large-flake rolled oats

  • 1 ½ cups Cottage cheese

  • ½ cup Plant-based Milk

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 Tbsp. Maple syrup

  • 2 tsps. Baking powder

  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon

  • 2 apples - grated (Cortland or Macintosh)

  • 1/3 cup Chopped walnuts (optional)


Directions

  1. In a blender, combine oats, cottage cheese, milk, eggs, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon; purée until smooth. Stir in grated apple and walnuts (if using). Set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat lightly greased non-stick frying pan or griddle over medium heat.

  3. Scoop about 1/4 cup (60 mL) batter per pancake into frying pan. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles form on top and edges begin to dry.

  4. Flip, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until puffed and golden, adjusting heat as necessary to prevent over browning.

  5. Enjoy warm with toppings of your choice (try natural peanut butter and maple syrup for extra protein!).