Skinny Pancakes

My kids adore all breakfast foods. Breakfast foods make everyone smile I am sure. The down side to traditional breakfast foods, is that they are loaded with sugar or flour, making them sweet and filling.  The only hard thing about this is when you are trying to make every calorie count or make sure your kids are getting some form of nutrition.  I love that these pancakes use egg whites and cottage cheese :)  It gives these pancakes an added element of heathy!

I have made this recipe quite a few times now and my kids love them just as much as I do!

Skinny Pancakes
A leaner and more nutritious take on traditional pancakes.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: about 10 pancakes
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup dry rolled oats
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  2. Heat skillet or griddle to medium-heat and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Pour about ¼ cup of batter and flip when they start to bubble. Cook other side until pancake is golden brown.

{recipe adapted from Biggest Loser Recipes)

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  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Now, normally I'm not a pancake girl (I LOVE French toast and waffles, despite being anything but low-cal) but these pancakes look right up my alley. Contrary to my love for French toast and waffles, I don't like my pancakes to be heavy--I like them lighter in texture and these look SO good! Definitely want to whip these up for an easy breakfast-for-dinner and serve them with raspberries like you did!

  2. Marci

    LOVE your recipes, but removing fat from them isn't healthy. We need healthy natural, pure God created fat and oil in our diets to get and stay healthy. Fat doesn't make people fat. Processed & refined chemical laden foods do. Thanks again for your lovely recipes and beautiful photos!

  3. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Every pancake recipe I've seen is accompanied by calories and fat up the wazoo! Glad you lightened them up for us. I like heavy breakfasts on the weekends but during the week, I can't have something making my feel sluggish! I could whip these up in the beginning of the week and freeze them!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I totally have to make these for my kid! She always wants pancakes before school and I know they don't last past recess!

  5. Mi Vida en un Dulce

    This is a wonderful receipe, I like pancakes so much but I'm always in diets, ok, that my problem, but it doesn't allow me to enjoy soemthing like pancakes. If you don't mind, I should try your recipe.

  6. Seaweed & Raine

    Wow Nikki! These look incredible. My kids love all things breakfast related too - but I've never seen a recipe quite like this one. I can't wait to try it! :)

  7. EM

    Just tried these! Yummy and filling. Husband thought he'd hate them but even he enjoyed them.

  8. Arika

    I just made these and they were really yummy! Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Kaitlyn

    I mainly just cook for myself, do you know if i can freeze the batter or the cooked pancakes? i wouldn't want to waste most of the batch!

  10. Mika P

    I made these for my family and they were aaaamazing! I used oat flour instead of regular flour because my mom is gluten free and it turned out great. She was so thrilled because she normally avoids foods like pancakes and most of the store bought gluten free things are kinda gross!! Awesome recipe and keep 'em coming Nikki!!

  11. Heidy

    I had my doubts. And after I saw the wheat looking batter I thought, this is gonna just not gonna taste good. Boy, was I wrong. Pleasantly surprise at how good these pancakes tasted. And so easy to make too. I do not like cooking, and this was very enjoyable. Its gonna become my go to pancake recipe from now on. Please keep posting skinny versions of comfort foods. :)

  12. Isabella

    These pancakes are soooo good. I shared them on my blog.

  13. Emily

    I make a version of these and I love them as well, and so does my husband! They also pack well -- sometimes we'll make a PB&J sandwich with them, throw in a baggie, and eat later. The version I make uses 4 whole eggs, 1/2c oatmeal, 1/2c cottage cheese, splash of vanilla extract, couple dashes cinnamon and nutmeg, and that's it. To add sweetness I usually put a little no-sugar-added / natural jelly on top.

    I do very much agree with Marci through -- most fat is good for you and so therefore make these with whole eggs. Fat doesn't make you fat ,sugar does (and processed foods too, as she mentioned). Our bodies like fat, so much as you don't overdo it and stay away from certain kinds.

  14. Kaitlyn

    i make these all the time and freeze them for a quick breakfast during the week! i love the fact that they are low carb and high protein! thanks for the great recipe :)