Protein Pancakes

June 26, 2010 at 9:33 am 13 comments

Happy Caturday!

Not all of us have been lying around all day!

Per my Saturday morning routine, I hit up the grocery store first thing.  I’m glad it opens at 7 am so I can be there with the other senior citizens 😉

Beforehand, I had a small bowl of cherries to tide me over:

This is what I bought at the grocery store:

  • Red wine vinegar $1.78
  • Cottage Cheese $4.87
  • Egg whites $1.98
  • Lindt dark chocolate “fleur de sel” (my fave!) $3.26
  • Whole wheat flour $4.77
  • Milk $4.17
  • Salsa $2.50
  • Whole wheat penne $1.27
  • Maple syrup $7.97
  • 2 cans of black beans $0.87 each
  • Margarine $2.97
  • Dish soap $1.77
  • Diced tomatoes $0.86
  • 2 cans of kidney beans $0.87 each
  • Black olives $1.57
  • Rolled oats $2.96
  • Dried apricots $3.00
  • Self magazine (SPLURGE ALERT) $4.49
  • Baby spinach $3.97
  • Mushrooms $1.50
  • Green bell pepper $0.53
  • Red bell pepper $1.34
  • Broccoli $0.77 (total steal!)
  • Carrots $1.77
  • Feta cheese $4.57
  • Zucchini $0.54
  • Mango $0.97
  • Bananas $2.04
  • 3 lb onions $2.47
  • Cantaloupe $2.47
  • Baby carrots $2.47
  • Tofu $1.97
  • Veggie ground round $3.77
  • 2 English cucumbers $0.77 each
  • Olive oil $6.67

That seems like a lot to last two people for one week, but there you have it!

So this morning I decided to try something new for breakfast.  That is, Protein Pancakes!  I’ve seen these kicking around the food blogs but they always seemed to require protein powder, which I don’t own and don’t want to buy.  I did some Googling and came upon this recipe.  I got it from a body builder’s website which made me feel really hardcore and intense!

Protein Pancakes

Serves 2

  • 1 cup of egg whites
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese

Take these ingredients, blend them in a blender, and pour into a bowl.  Cook them like you would regular pancakes.

I was surprised that the batter came out looking pretty normal.

So I just fried them up in my skillet!  I made four for myself and left the rest of the batter for husband’s breakfast once he wakes up.  I served it topped with 3/4 cup sliced strawberries and some maple syrup.

On a salad plate to give the illusion of more pancake 🙂

There is still half the batter left, so check out these stats for one serving;

  • 350 calories
  • 31 grams of protein

These figures do not include the strawberries or maple syrup.

Not bad, eh?  And the taste was pretty good.  A bit less light and fluffy than your usual pancake, but I liked them a lot.  The cottage cheese gave them a bit of richness.

The real question is how long these will keep me full.  I am hoping for 3 to 4 hours.  Now it is time to make a Greek pasta salad to take to the in-laws.  Once that is done, I will spend the morning drinking coffee and reading this:

Who doesn’t love Caturdays?

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Therese  |  June 26, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Ohhh!!!!! Thanks for the recipe! I don’t really want to get protein powder either if I can at all help it so this is perfect! I will definitely try it! Have a great weekend!!!

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    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      I would also recommended adding cinnamon to the batter to give it some “umph”. I didn’t do this with mine, but I did it with hubby’s and I think it helped!

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  • 3. rachel  |  June 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Oooh I was intrigued to hear how these turned out! They look YUM 🙂
    Happy weekending xx

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  • 5. Diet Porn  |  June 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love that you update on the weekends! Maybe I will make those pancakes again. Your pictures make them look really, really good. I remember being let down with the pancakes. I think it was because I was expecting to eat a real, fluffy pancake!

    If you are making the watermelon salad, I cannot wait for your review! I really, really want to make it. However, I am trying use the food we have on-hand first. Boo to saving money! (Who says that?)

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    • 6. Diet Porn  |  June 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      Also, I splurged on a magazine today too. Cooking Light is in the house!

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      • 7. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm

        Magazines, like coffee beverages, are my favourite splurges. I want to buy the magazine “Clean Eating” although I’m afraid it will have too many meat recipes to make it worth it for me.

    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Updating on the weekends takes a bit more motivation, but is worth it in the end! It really keeps me “on track” when I would otherwise not be!

      I didn’t make the watermelon salad. I never bought the barley and this morning I had no desire to try a new recipe, so I just made a Greek pasta salad (stay tuned for recipe!). I will make it someday, though. Of this I am sure.

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      • 9. Diet Porn  |  June 27, 2010 at 2:14 am

        (I couldn’t reply to the other comment.)

        I love Clean Eating! I almost bought that one. I would love a subscription to this one! I only have a winter issue and I don’t remember to many meat based dishes. I could be wrong though. I wish they had their recipes on their website.

      • 10. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

        Maybe an issue of Clean Eating will be next week’s splurge 🙂

  • 11. Helena  |  June 26, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Do you think it would help adding baking powder? Looks like a great recipe for me and my son. I really don’t like protein powder and I wouldn’t give it to my son. I’m sure it’s fine, but it just feels to artificial to me.

    Do you have Costco in Toronto? We have saved so much money by going there ( we live in Vancouver) especially on diapers. They have 10kg (22lb) flour for $6 and 2kg cottage cheese for $9 just to mention two things.

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    • 12. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

      Yes, I totally think baking powder would make this better. That would help the fluffy-factor 🙂

      We have a Costco really close to us, actually. We went with husband’s parents and loaded up on all sorts of awesome things (especially the big bags of nuts! What a deal!) I didn’t think a membership was worth it just for the two of us, but now I’m thinking otherwise…

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  • […] swamp air because we were planning breakfast for dinner!  I was going to try my hand again at Protein Pancakes because the ingredient list (cottage cheese, oats, and egg white) is just too appealing not to make […]

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