Protein Breakfast Powerhouse


This pancake is a major game changer.  If you think you’ve met one pancake, then you’ve met them all; you’d be wrong. Wait till you meet this special guest: fluffy and protein packed. This pancake will keep you satisfied all the way past lunch time.

I’ve made it for my picky toddler: loved it; I’ve made it for cyclists in training: loved it–asked for recipe; I’ve made it for a luxurious Sunday brunch: major love.

It’s easy to whip up. Requires minimal clean-up. What is there not to love about this pancake?

Major gratitude goes to Catherine McCord of Weelicious for her determination; she cracked the parental code for picky eaters with this recipe and provides the beautiful bonus of it being a total adult pleaser. Win-win. Thank you Catherine.

I make this at least two to three times a week.  I went from never buying cottage cheese, to stacking 2-3 containers in my grocery cart.  I’ve gone to cottage cheese crazy-town.  And I am super lucky to enjoy local Clover-Stornetta’s mighty fine product as the star of the show.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. honey, or agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • Unsalted butter or canola or vegetable oil for the pan
  • Pure maple or berry syrup


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cottage cheese, vanilla, and honey.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Heat a large saute or griddle pan over medium heat.  Lightly coat it with butter or oil and pour about 1/8-1/4 cup for each pancake.

Makes about 12 pancakes


  1. Anonymous says

    No joke… They are phenomenal! It may qualify as a ‘super-food’ for its sustaining energy components?

  2. says

    Hi Danielle!

    These pancakes look fab. I love a plate of fluffy carbs.

    I wanted to drop a line and say hi! and introduce myself. I’ve been enjoying your blog and recipes (especially the berry muffins, see again with the fluffy carbs) for the past few months. My husband and I moved to Sonoma this past December, so its nice to see some local fun stuff.

    I recently started my own blog, There is more content coming soon, promise it won’t be those 2 posts for too long! Anyways if you’d like, please check it out and let me know what you think.

    Keep the recipes and great info coming! Looking forward to more.


    • says

      Hi Abbey!

      Thank you for the kind post! They are fab. I make these puppies, 3x times a week — no joke. Happy you like them.

      Welcome to Sonoma County! I checked out your blog: beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing more of your posts and adventures.

      Let’s link up sometime. Love to meet you.



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