Healthy Pancakes


My son is a pancake freak. Periodically at night he’ll ask, “MORE PANCAKES.” And by periodically, I mean every so often at 2Am. It’s like he’s having a sloppy pancake dream.


I use a recipe from my favorite cookbook, “Eating For Life” by Bill Phillips. I literally have this book tagged in fifty pages of recipes we use often.

Here’s our pancake breakfast that keeps me from feeling too bad about indulging his passion.


1 cup Uncooked Whole-grain Oats (non-instant)
6 Egg Whites (We use egg substitute which comes out to 3/4 cup)
1 cup fat free Cottage Cheese*
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
2 packets sugar substitute
1/2 cup sugar-free syrup

1. Coat griddle in non-stick spray and turn on to medium heat.
2. In blender, combine Oats, Egg Whites, Cottage Cheese, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and sugar substitue until smooth. About 1 min.
3. Pour batter, about 1/4 cup at a time, onto hot skillet. When bubbles form on one side, flip.
4. Top with syrup and berries (optional)

*Today we only had a half cup of cottage cheese so we substituted one whole non-ripe banana and it came out deliciously. Banana Pancakes with protein. Kid Approved.