Protein Pancakes

SurroundCycle Instructor Amy Marino's Favorite Protein Pancakes

This is one of my go-to recipes when I need a quick, healthy snack pre or post workout.  The ingredients are simple and it packs a nice protein punch (which we know is so important for muscle recovery).

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese
8 egg whites (I buy liquid egg whites in a carton)
1/2 tsp baking powder

Blend all ingredients in a blender and make like regular pancakes on the stove.  I use cooking spray only in the pan.  This should yield about 7 medium sized pancakes.  I usually double this and make 14 at a time.  When cooled, I put them in a big zip-lock bag and freeze for the week.  I microwave two at a time and top them with nut butter and berries for breakfast or an afternoon snack.  Sometimes I'll eat just one with nutbutter about 90 minutes before teaching.  They are filling, delicious AND healthy!  Enjoy!


Notes: Any cottage cheese of your choice will work.  If you buy egg whites in a container, it's about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups, depending on the brand of the egg whites.  You should get pancake consistency once blended.

Amy Winston