Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

This protein-packed pancake will have you rethinking the popular breakfast staple.

Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
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These pancakes are packed with protein (18g per serving) and great flavors, while the oatmeal combined with cottage cheese creates a fluffy texture.

Note: If you opt for maple syrup, keep portions to 2Tbsp each of maple syrup and pepitas (pumpkin seeds).

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 236; total fat: 5g; saturated fat: 2g; protein: 18g; carbohydrates: 32g; sugar: 9g; fiber: 6g; cholesterol: 13mg; sodium: 579mg

Recipe and photo by Lindsay Livingston, R.D. of The Lean Green Bean.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

8 min.

  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅓ cup chopped apples, reserving about 1 Tbsp for topping
  • Maple syrup and pepitas for topping

Place all ingredients in a deep bowl or cup. Give the ingredients a good stir to combine everything, then blend with an immersion blender (or a food processor) until the batter is well-combined and a smooth, thick consistency.

Heat pan or griddle to low-medium heat, and spray with nonstick spray.

Scoop out about a quarter cup of batter at a time, and pour onto pan. You should be able to make about 4 small pancakes.

Cook until little bubbles form, and the edges of the pancakes are solid enough to put a spatula underneath. Flip the pancakes, and cook for one to two additional minutes.

Place on a plate, sprinkle chopped apple and pepitas over the pancakes, drizzle with maple syrup, and serve.