Meet your new favourite, single serve, balanced pancake recipe! These pancakes are light, fluffy, and make a delicious brekkie option - did I mention they're also EASY. Topped with your favourite fruits, some yoghurt and nuts or nut butter, they have a decent amount of protein to set you up for the day and are ideal post training. Grab your frying pan and let's get cooking!
Serves 1 (easily scaled up to make more)
2 rounded tablespoons of cottage cheese
2 tablespoons oats
1 rounded tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Leave to stand for a couple of minutes while you heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
Pour even amounts of batter to the pan, cooking in batches if necessary. I made 3 medium sized pancakes.
Cook on one side for 2 minutes before flipping and cooking for a further 1-2 minutes on the other side. The pancakes should be springy to the touch when they're ready.
Stack on a serving plate then add your toppings! Fruit, yoghurt, nuts, seeds, nut butter and cinnamon are all great options. (I used Greek yoghurt, blueberries, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup).
Enjoy - they really are delicious!
These could easily be made ahead and reheated as a great meal prep option.
I haven't tested this, but I'm sure you could make these gluten free by subbing the oats for gluten free flour.
You could swap the tablespoon of flour for protein powder if you're wanting to take the protein content up a notch.