Protein Cottage Cheese and Oatmeal Pancakes

Looking for inspiration, I picked up a copy of Clean & Delicious: Eat Healthy and Get Healthy With 100 Whiile-Ingredient Recipes. It came out in 2023.

I was flipping through when I saw her recipe for protein pancakes, which are gluten-free and based on oats and cottage cheese. They have no leavening, so the pancakes are nicely moist and not heavy in taste, but still dense. The recipe doesn’t make many pancakes, just 8, but they fill you up if you have extra proteins. It was a good and easy recipe.

There’s a few more recipes I am marking to try, as I am always looking for ways to boost our protein and fiber intake.

Protein Cottage Cheese and Oatmeal Pancakes


  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender—process until smooth, tamping as needed.

Scrape into a bowl.

Heat a griddle over medium-low heat (we have a gas stove; if using an electric griddle, use medium heat).

Lightly rub a bitter stick over the griddle and drop by ¼ cup scoops.

Let cook until the bottom is golden, then flip and cook the other side.

I served with sun butter, maple syrup, bacon, and eggs for a full breakfast feast.

Makes eight pancakes. Served 4 with sides.