Raspberry Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

IT’S THE WEEKEND!!! 😀

Could you think of anything better than pancakes to eat on a lazy weekend morning?

Pancakes, to me, are like the ultimate decadent breakfast food. They are a treat that I used to indulge in only on very rare occasions, because, well, let’s face it, pancakes, as we know them, have absolutely nothing healthy about them. They are, for the most part, made of white flour and most people tend to eat them literally drenched in syrup.

I recently discovered this recipe for pancakes that aren’t just “less bad” or “better for you” than the standard version. Those pancakes are actually SUPER HEALTHY! For real! You could have them every single day of the week if you wanted to!

They are made with, believe it or not, nothing but rolled oats, egg whites and low fat cottage cheese! And the best part is, YES, they are incredibly good! Flavorwise as well as texturewise.

But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can try them for yourself. You’ll see, they are absolutely super easy and quick to prepare!

I’m pretty sure this one will become a favorite of yours, as it has for me!

I used raspberry here, but really, you could use whatever fruit you want… blueberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi? why not! Let your imagination run wild, go nuts!

Oh, and ps… if you have some of that raspberry sauce leftover, it goes superbly well with the Pumpkin Raspberry Buckwheat Loaves

Ingredients
(serves 1)

Pancakes

  • ½ cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup 1% Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cup Egg Whites
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup frozen (or fresh) raspberries

Raspberry Sauce

  • ¾ cup frozen (or fresh) raspberries
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

For the raspberry sauce: In a small saucepan, cook raspberries, water, lemon juice, chia seeds and agave nectar over low heat, stirring occasionally, until raspberries “melt” and sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. When sauce is ready, set aside to cool for about 5 minutes and puree in a food processor*.

For the pancakes:  Simply mix all the ingredients, except raspberries, in a food processor* and blend until nice and smooth. Remove the blades and delicately fold in the raspberries.

Coat a non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat it over medium heat. When the pan is hot enought, cook your pancakes one at a time until set and golden, about 1-2 minutes per side. I like to divide my batter into 3 small pancakes, but you may choose to make one large, 2 medium or 3 small pancakes, whatever works for you.

Transfer pancakes to serving plate and garnish with a dollop of plain yogurt and fresh raspberries if desired.

Serve with raspberry sauce.

* A Magic Bullet works wonders for this recipe

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18 Responses to “Raspberry Oatmeal Protein Pancakes”

  1. Can I use regular instant oatmeal for the recipe? That is all I have at home and I want to make these tomorrow morning they look so delicious!

    • I wouldn’t see why not… Instant oatmeal is just not quite as nutritious as the old fashioned rolled oats, but it should be alright… as long as it’s not the individually wrapped flavored stuff that you just add boiling water to!

  2. Dude, there is nothing like pancakes! I usually make them with coconut flour and dutch cocoa and I bet they would go wonderfully with that raspberry sauce. And I love my magic bullet for pancake batter blending! Thats all I really use it for.

    • Ooooh, that sounds delicious! Chocolate, coconut and raspberry… *drools* Do you have a recipe available somewhere? Or shall I just improvise one? 😉

      Isn’t magic bullet the best? I use it ALL THE TIME! The worst part is it’s not even mine, it belongs to my daughter, and when she initially brought it home, I told her that it was nothing but a useless gadget and a waste of valuable space. Boy am I eating those words now! (literally!)

      Thanks for dropping by! It’s always appreciated! 🙂

  3. I’d put that raspberry sauce on anything. It looks SO GOOD.

  4. These look delish! And the recipe is so nice because it’s made with ingredients that everyone probably has on hand all the time – at least I do ;0) . It would be a great place to add some ground flax too.
    Gorgeous pics, and I’ll be trying this soon – thanks for sharing.

    • You got that one right Kelly! Flax would be good, but don’t forget you already have the chia seeds in the raspberry sauce… but if I was to leave the sauce out, then I guess I would definitely consider putting flax meal in the pancakes themselves. I’ll keep that in mind for the banana carob version that I’m planning on trying soon…

      Thanks for dropping by and for your great feedback! 😀

  5. I love that these pancakes are packed with foods that are naturally filled with protein, rather than with protein powder. I just made pancakes with peanut flour, which were delicious – I have to make these raspberry oatmeal pancakes! The raspberry sauce looks great, as well.

    • Lauren, although I am a big fan of whey protein powder (I put that beeep on everything…), I too appreciate that this pancakes recipe is loaded with protein from natural sources.

      I’ve never heard of peanut flour before… Must be pretty high in fat, no? I’ll have to check that out! Sounds too yummy not to! 😉

  6. Your pictures look great, especially the close-up of the syrup running down the side of the cakes. That is my kind of drenching. Forget the maple syrup.

    • But maple syrup is so gooooood! However, I like to eat it by the spoonful. Any other way is just a waste, if you ask me. Over pancakes? I’ll choose that raspberry sauce over any other topping anytime! 😉
      Thanks for dropping by again, I always appreciate your visits! 😀

  7. Hey Sonia!

    My name is Cheila and I started my own “food obsessed” blog recently 🙂

    I found your blog on Tastespotting and I absolutely ADORE it!!!!! The way you cook, your passion for food and your pictures are just great. I just love the way you make healthy food look so great.

    I am a bit obsessed with calories and I find myself not eating a lot of things because I’m afraid of carbs mostly…and I look at your meals and the way you stand in your life and I see that you can eat well, healthy and tasty and still be happy and beautiful.

    I look forward to see your blog everyday and I hope someday I can eat the way you eat, no blames.

    • Wow, thank you so much Sheila. How very nice of you to say!

      You see, I too, used to be absolutely obsessed with calories, especially when I was trying to get my weight to come down. To this day, I still like to keep track of the calories I consume, but I don’t totally freak out over that (although my daughter would probably tell you otherwise…)

      I think the key is to eat food that is good for you and to make sure that at least 80% of what goes into your body is actually beneficial to it. Even carbs aren’t your enemy, you know. Just stick to the good carbs, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Eat food that is the least processed possible. Choose whole wheat over white flour, brown rice over white… and if you can, work it out! Exercise is also super important! (plus, it allows you to eat more!!!! BONUS! :D)

      Again, thank you so much for your beautiful comment, you truly made my day. You are one awesome human being!

      • Now I think you made my day 🙂 Thank you!

        More and more I’m starting to think that I need to change my food philosophy and fast! I want to eat that way too and feel happy!

        Only once a week I eat like a crazy woman and then spend the whole week losing the weight I gained during that day…it’s sad!

        I’ll be watching your great recipes!!Thank you so much again 🙂

  8. I’m enjoying your raspberry oatmeal protein pancakes right now with a steaming cup of coffee, some sunshine and a watchful cat who is convinced he’s going to love them as well! Thanx so much for the great recipe Sonia! I’ve been moving towards clean eating and I’m enjoying hunting down new recipes and ideas for meals. I’ll be a regular on your site for sure!

    • That’s just great! So glad you liked them! 😀 The cat must’ve known about the protein contents and he wanted some of that too!

      Thank you for visiting and for the great feedback. There will be plenty more recipes coming, I really hope some of them will inspire you!

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