Chocolate Chip Banana Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

These cottage cheese protein pancakes are sweetened with banana and studded with chocolate chips. They’re absolutely delicious while still giving you a protein punch that will keep you full all morning!

Sunday morning = pancakes.

Make this healthy cottage cheese protein pancake recipe this weekend for a real treat. They're gluten-free, packed with protein and will keep you feeling full all morning.

It’s funny because I’ve never been a huge pancake fan until a few years ago. I think it’s mainly because my parents rarely made them. We were more of a biscuits and gravy type family. Anyhow, my love for pancakes started a few years ago when I tired protein pancakes. I’ve made so many different protein pancakes. I go through phases where it’s all I want for breakfast.

Make this healthy cottage cheese protein pancake recipe this weekend for a real treat. They're gluten-free, packed with protein and will keep you feeling full all morning.

I usually just make flourless pancakes with protein powder, banana and egg whites, but this summer I was going through old posts and found this one about protein pancakes. Reading it reminded me of Julie’s banana bread protein pancakes and I decided to make a batch with chocolate chips, egg whites and Friendship cottage cheese (the only cottage cheese I buy). The pancakes turned out to be insanely delicious so I thought I’d share the recipe.

Ingredients for Bannaa Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I should note that these aren’t light and fluffy pancakes. They’re pretty dense and kind of chewy, but I really like the texture and find that they’re more filling because of it. Isaac and I both commented several times about how hearty and satisfying they are. As expected, the banana flavor with the melty chocolate chips is perfection.

You can leave the chocolate chips out, but really why would you? 😉

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Chocolate Chip Banana Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: about 6 pancakes


These healthy banana pancakes are made with cottage cheese and egg whites so they’re packed with protein and insanely filling.


  • 1 cup oats (rolled oats or quick-cooking oats will work)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 23 Tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • Toppings: banana slices, maple syrup, more chocolate chips, etc.


  1. Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips into a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter onto a greased skillet.
  2. Cook until the batter starts to form little bubbles and you can easily get under the pancake with a spatula. Flip pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until pancake is cooked through.
  3. Top with banana slices and maple syrup to serve.


Inspired by Julie’s Banana Bread Protein Pancakes.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3 pancakes
  • Calories: 349
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 16g

Keywords: banana pancakes

I hope your Sunday is off to a great start! Isaac parents got a new puppy so we’re headed over to meet her!

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    1. Yvette
      December 5, 2019 AT 11:59 am

      I’m so addicted to these pancakes! I eat them almost every day. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 6, 2019 AT 12:33 am

        Woo-hoo!! That makes me so happy to hear, Yvette. I am so glad you’re loving this recipe. Thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, I so appreciate it! <3

    2. Clar
      November 12, 2018 AT 7:35 am

      These are delicious. Has anyone tried waffling the mixture? I think it would work.

    3. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
      July 20, 2016 AT 11:53 am

      I personally prefer tasty, dense, pancakes which will keep my tastebuds happy and my stomach from growling – and these would do both those easily! Loving the combo!

    4. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
      July 20, 2016 AT 10:35 am

      I love cottage cheese in pancakes. It literally can’t detected but adds such a nice protein boost! Funny how you say you were a biscuits and gravy family because I don’t think I ever ate that growing up at all! That’s the south vs. north for ya I guess!

    5. Marye Audet-White
      July 20, 2016 AT 9:48 am

      These look so good! What a perfect way to start the morning!

    6. amindfullmom
      July 20, 2016 AT 9:31 am

      Brittany–I was totally like you–never a huge pancake fan. To me, they were flavorless flavor bombs. However, I am obsessed with oatmeal banana pancakes and love to add cottage cheese or Greek yogurt. These look like my kind of pancakes!

    7. laurenprice
      February 11, 2016 AT 4:59 pm

      It is hard to find a yummy healthy pancake recipe for the family! Thank you for sharing! I will be trying these out soon!

    8. Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
      October 5, 2015 AT 11:19 am

      Oh man I want these for dinner tonight!! I don’t have cottage cheese on hand, but I do have ricotta. That just may have to do!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 5, 2015 AT 12:52 pm

        Oh, I bet ricotta would work great!

    9. danielle
      September 21, 2015 AT 9:16 pm

      These pancakes will be a great start before an active day–hiking, biking, you name it. I’s hypoglycemic, so the added protein is such a help! For some fun with food, literature, and dress-up, check out Happy cooking!

    10. emily
      September 21, 2015 AT 6:17 pm

      Oh No You didn’t! So many of my favorite things crammed into one healthy breakfast. Yum!

    11. amanda
      September 21, 2015 AT 1:02 pm

      I love these! I make Julie’s version all the time. I love to put some spinach in the blender too for a nutrition punch. I like adding blueberries too, but chocolate chips would be a hit!

    12. Ana
      September 21, 2015 AT 3:24 am

      These look good!!! I have to try them 😀

    13. melissamorningm
      September 20, 2015 AT 11:05 am

      Yum! These look and sound incredible and I love the ingredients!

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