Wednesday, January 12, 2011

protein pancakes!

i have recently discovered the BEST breakfast in the entire world.  seriously.  

i am a vegetarian {although sometimes i eat turkey or salmon, so i guess i'm more of a bad-etarian... hypocrit-arian?...}. i hate beans, however, which means i have a really tough time finding healthy ways to get enough protein.  so i was extremely excited to find an easy-peasy recipe for a low calorie, high protein breakfast ~ protein pancakes!

{this is not exactly what they look like, but i couldn't get a decent photo of mine 
because i eat them too fast.  photo found here.}

here's the recipe:

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup egg whites
a tablespoon of vanilla extract

combine all the ingredients, mix well, and cook as you would regular pancakes: pour about 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time into a frying pan over low heat, flip when the edges have set, remove when both sides are a nice golden brown.

calories: 260g
protein: 25g
this makes about 8-9 small cakes. 
although, i sometimes only put in 1/3 or 1/4 cup of each ingredient to make fewer 

i like to top mine with a drizzle of honey, but fruit would also taste amazing.  i love these because they're really fast and would be really easy to flavor however you wish.  i've been thinking about trying basil and garlic for a delicious savory version.
the possibilities are endless!