Do you know what’s better than a batch of tasty, low carb pancakes that are high in protein? Those same pancakes, only with added chocolate chips! That’s exactly what you’re going to be getting with this recipe that makes quick low carb protein pancakes for an easy high protein breakfast. Not only are these pancakes packed full of plenty of protein, they’re also an excellent source of healthy fats thanks to using ingredients like cottage cheese and sugar free dark chocolate for the chocolate chips. When it comes to making protein pancakes, there aren’t very many recipes out there that are as no fuss as this one.
100% Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes
The reason I say these pancakes are no fuss is because they are so incredibly simple to make. The first thing you’ll need to do is get a bowl and then whisk together four eggs with two ounces of cottage cheese. Both of these ingredients are excellent (and inexpensive!) sources of high quality protein and healthy fats. In my opinion, eggs are the very definition of a superfood. Despite the fact that egg yolks have gotten kind of a bad reputation over the years, modern research is starting to take notice of the many great benefits that eating whole eggs can provide. Indeed, one study found that eating up to three eggs per day is associated with not only increased concentrations of the good kind of HDL cholesterol, but also increased antioxidant activity as well. (1)
Both eggs and cottage cheese are incredibly satiating ingredients as well, meaning you definitely won’t be feeling hungry after eating a plate of these pancakes. (2) After whisking the eggs and cottage cheese together, you’ll want to add in two scoops of vanilla flavored protein powder.
The only thing left to do now is fold in about two tablespoons of dark chocolate chips into the mixture. You can of course feel free to tweak the amount of chocolate chips you add in according to your preferences – sometimes I like to treat myself and add in a little bit more. And the best part is I don’t have to feel guilty about indulging like that because dark chocolate provides all kinds of great health benefits. It’s especially good for your heart health due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids. On top of that, it’s also been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, helping to further reduce your risk of cardiometabolic disorders. (3)
For cooking the pancakes, you’ll need to grease a non stick skillet with a bit of coconut oil. Cook each pancake until bubbles form on the top, then carefully flip them and cook them through on the other side. Serve them warm with your favorite pancake topping.
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Quick Low Carb Protein Pancakes for An Easy High Protein Breakfast
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 3 1x
2 oz cottage cheese
2 scoops (2 oz) vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp sugar free dark chocolate chips
coconut oil for greasing
- In a bowl add the eggs and cottage cheese and whisk to combine.
- Add the protein powder and mix to combine.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Lightly grease a non stick skillet with coconut oil.
- Heat the skillet over medium low heat until hot.
- Drop 1/8 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet.
- Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top.
- Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side 30- 60 seconds or until cooked through.
- Serve warm.