Protein pancakes Mk 3 – oats and cottage cheese!

A friend of mine recently pinned the Biggest Loser oatmeal pancakes on Pinterest. I checked it out – after all, if they were “better” for you, then that would mean I could eat pancakes more often, right?

The macros worked out OK, but I wanted a better protein to carb ratio, so here is my adaptation. It’s not that significant a change to be honest, mainly the removal of sugar and the addition of protein powder. Also, mine turned out more like a British pancake (although a bit thicker).

Today, I fancied an apple and cinnamon topping.

apple and cinnamon pancake

Appley-cinnamony yumminess πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

Pancakes

  • 80g low fat cottage cheese
  • 100g egg white (about 3 eggs)
  • 25g oats
  • 25g protein powder

The numbers: 299kcal, 41.7g protein, 21.7g carbs, 4.5g fat

Apple and cinnamon topping

  • 1 apple – I used a Royal Gala
  • 10g agave syrup plus 5g for drizzling
  • 45ml water
  • 5g cinnamon

Method:

  1. Put all the pancake ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Meanwhile, slice the apple and add it to a pan with the agave, water and cinnamon. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and allow to simmer until the apple is soft and in a yummy syrup
  3. Cook the pancakes as you would any other pancake…
  4. Stack the pancakes and smother in the apples. Drizzle a little more agave on top πŸ™‚
apple and cinnamon pancake close up

Bloody gorgeous!

 

Verdict: the flavours were good, but I think I cooked both the pancake and the apples for slightly too long, so it was a bit dry. But I’m going to make this again…maybe tomorrow… πŸ˜‰

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