Healthy apple pancakes made with oats and cottage cheese. They taste decadent, but are packed with protein and fiber. Great for meal prep!
I started realizing that more often than not, when we got out for brunch Isaac always orders sweet options like pancakes or waffles. I think it’s because I rarely make those for him at home. Realizing this got my wheels turning and I decided I need more sweet breakfast recipes to add to the countless oatmeal recipes I already have here on EBF.
And that’s is exactly how these healthy apple pancakes came about! I used my banana cottage cheese pancake recipe as a guide to come up with a recipes for apple pancakes and omg, they’re delish!!
The batter for these apple pancakes is made in the blender, which makes it super easy to whip up, and easy to pour directly from your blender into the skillet for cooking.
And honestly, the cinnamon apple topping is legit the best part. For the cinnamon apples, I use the same quick microwave method that I use for my apple pie overnight oats and it works like a charm. It’s like instant baked apples!
I can not wait for you to try these healthy pancakes for yourself. They’re sweet, they’re comforting and they feel indulgent even though they are 100% healthy in my book… loaded with protein and fiber. One serving (4 pancakes) has 15 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein. Boom, perfect way to start your day!
If I make these pancakes on a Sunday, I like doubling the recipe so we have leftover pancakes for the week. For meal prep pancakes, I just cook the pancakes, let them cool completely, place them in a storage container and reheat them in the toaster oven or microwave in the morning. If serving with the apples, I’ll make more cinnamon apples the morning of. I’ve also been known to eat the pancakes cold, straight from the fridge because I’m a freak and like cold pancakes.
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Healthy apple pancakes made with oats and cottage cheese. They taste decadent, but are packed with protein and fiber.
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup diced apples
- maple syrup, for topping
- 1/2 cup diced apples
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Add oats, egg whites, cottage cheese, apple sauce, baking powder into a blender and process until the batter is relatively smooth with a thick consistency. Stir in diced apples.
- Heat pan or griddle to low-medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.
- Once hot, scoop out about a quarter cup of batter at a time and pour onto pan. You should be able to make about 8 small pancakes.
- Cook until little bubbles form and the edges of the pancakes are solid enough to put a spatula underneath. Flip the pancakes and cook for one to two additional minutes.
- While pancakes are cooking, prep cinnamon apples by adding diced apples, maple syrup and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl. Stir to combine and microwave for 30-60 seconds or until apples are soft and look similar to baked apples.
- For serving, place four pancakes on each plate, top with warm cinnamon apples and drizzle with maple syrup and/or nut butter.
- For meal prep pancakes: make pancakes as instructed in the recipe. You can also prep the cinnamon apples, but store those in a separate container. Let pancakes cool and place in a sealed storage container in the fridge for up to 4 days. When ready to eat, eat cold with toppings of choice OR reheat the pancakes until warm in the microwave (should only take 30 seconds or so), in a toaster oven or on the stovetop.
- Serving Size: 4 pancakes, 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 278
- Sugar: 14g
- Sodium: 438mg
- Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fiber: 15g
- Protein: 18g
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