Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes for Kids
Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes made with whole wheat flour and topped with fresh fruit! A great way to pack in protein early in the day and send your kids off with a power breakfast.
Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes for Kids
Kids love pancakes! Now you can make them pancakes packed with protein… Cottage Cheese Pancakes! These have cottage cheese and eggs which are both high in protein and we swapped out the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour to add more vitamins and fiber. These have our stamp of approval for a healthy breakfast that will keep the kids full until lunch.
Are Pancakes a Good Breakfast?
The big issue with pancakes and waffles is the syrup. You can find the best healthy pancake recipe but if your kids drown them in syrup, it can feel a lot less healthy because of all the added sugar. Here are some tips with pancake toppings:
1. If you’re going to stay traditional with syrup, make sure you’re using real maple syrup as opposed to pancake syrup. It has less artificial ingredients, and also has some important antioxidants and minerals.
2. Make a berry syrup instead. Summer is just around the corner, puree up some strawberries and make your own. We have some delicious recipes for berry syrup that are easy to make: Blueberry Syrup, or Creamy Orange Syrup
3. Top with fruit and yogurt. There are so many different types of fruit that are delicious with pancakes. Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and peaches to name a few.
How to Make Protein Pancakes for Kids
You’ll notice the ingredient list is very simple and that’s because these are simple to make and whole food ingredients provide all the nutrition you need a lot of the time. The protein in these pancakes comes from the cottage cheese and the protein in the egg whites. A lot of protein pancakes call for protein powder, but kids don’t typically need as much protein and the amount coming from these whole foods is just the right amount. Some pancake batters recommend letting the batter rise but since this batter doesn’t need any leavening agent (baking soda or baking powder) there’s no wait time! Because let’s be honest, who has extra time in the morning to wait around watching a bowl of pancake batter?
If your family loves pancakes as much as mine, we have lots of recipes to pick from! I love our Sheet Pan Pancakes because I can feed my entire family at the same time and everyone gets a hot pancake! Next time you want to make a power breakfast for your kids, make these pa
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 3 large egg
- 1/3 cup flour, whole wheat
- 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted
- Add cottage cheese, eggs, and flour to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
- Heat butter until just melted, then stir into remaining ingredients
- Heat a nonstick frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Pour out a small amount of batter (I use about 1/4 cup) and let the pancakes cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Serve warm with fresh fruit and maple syrup, if you like.
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My kids love pancakes. I wonder if these would be good cold too. I th8nk they would lile the. in their lunch. Maybe hiding a few berries within them. I know you had a pocket pancake recipe. Might this recipe worl with that technique?
Do you think these can be prepped ahead of time and either refrigerated or frozen maybe on the weekend? Then taken out and toasted or warmed in the oven each morning?
So these didn’t turn out for me. The batter was too liquid or something, and when I tried to flip the pancake it fell apart. It had cooked on the underside like normal but it collapsed on itself when I tried to flip. Is it because I used 4% large curd cottage cheese instead of the low-fat small curd?
I made these with large curd full fat cottage cheese but pureed all ingredients in the blender so my kids wouldn’t know about the cottage cheese in there. I wonder if that was accidentally left out of the instructions since the pancakes in the pictures look so smooth. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of different pancake recipes lately and my kids said these were the best ones!
You are right! We will get that changed. Thank you!
Can this recipe be used for waffles?
I made this for very picky 6 and 4 year olds. Added a bit of maple syrup, fresh fruit, and yogurt and they both had seconds! I used gluten free 1 to 1 flour and i could have them! Once i added smashed ripe banana! This is a win!! Thank you!
Thanks for sharing, Shelly!
Could I make these as a sheet pancake? Did anyone try that?
I haven’t tried it myself, but you could experiment with it for sure!
Wondering if I can make a batch of these and freeze for the week?
Yes! They freeze great.