If you’ve kept up with me for longer than a day you’ll know i’m a self proclaimed pancake enthusiast. How do I fit pancakes into my Swimwear eating plan? With this AMAZING protein pancake recipe. I stick to the IIFIYM flexible dieting approach, this recipe fits easily within my days macros.

 

Low Fat Cottage Cheese Pancakes

 

Before you baby vom over the idea of cottage cheese, it’s a great source of extra protein, and adds to the texture of the pancake. Most protein pancake mixes i’ve tried have been a horrendous texture and don’t rise. This recipe is normal! Thanks to the cottage cheese I swear.

 

1/4 cup spelt or almond flour

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk. I love So Good Unsweetened almond milk

3 egg whites

1/2 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese

1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder. I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard in Vanilla Ice Cream!

If this is going to be your cheat meal and ONLY THEN add a tea spoon of Nutella to your pancake while its cooking. Otherwise stay clear of this step unless you’re okay with changing up the rest of your days macros. optimum 

 

Heat a pan with coconut oil on medium heat, Mix all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. (I opt for my bestie the Nutribullet). Feel free to mix it by hand, it just takes a year to blend the cottage cheese, I don’t have that sort of time! I want to stuff my face as soon as possible.  Yes! You can eat the whole batch.

Pour into the pan and flip the batter when the bubbles have risen to the top, just as you would a “normal” pancake. Stack with what ever you want but refrain from sugary syrups etc, opt for berries, greek yoghurt and a little nut butter. (low sodium option of course)

 

Let me know how you go! Just a heads up they’re addictive :)