Monday, November 11, 2013

Biggest Loser Pancakes

Big Winner

So my hubbie came across this recipe on facebook and shared it with me.  (I am always on the lookout for a good pancake recipe.)  I honestly didn't have high hopes for this one.  And yes, my first reaction was 'oh no, not something from a reality TV show.'  (Yes, I'm one of those know the ones....the ones who do air quotes around the words "reality TV".) 

Anyhoo, I made the pancakes and they could not have been easier.

All the ingredients go into a blender...

and once completely combined, they are ready to be put on the griddle.

Talk about a quick recipe!
These pancakes cooked up fast and were easy to flip.  Be sure not to overcook them, as they could get tough.  

Score one for the Biggest Loser Pancakes.  Also, these pancakes are gluten-free due to the oats. (Though if you are gluten intolerant you need to buy oats that say gluten-free, as the larger companies cannot guarantee being gluten-free because of possible cross-contamination with wheat).

The oatmeal gives the pancakes body which makes them easy to flip.  The cottage cheese and egg whites are a great source of protein for breakfast.  I think instead of the cinnamon, adding a scoop of your favourite protein powder would be great in these pancakes too.  Though after eating these pancakes with the cinnamon, it made me think some grated apple would be fantastic in this batter too.  Actually, I think this a great base recipe that can be adapted to so many great add-ins. 

It would seem that little Miss Doubter (that's me) has been won over by these pancakes.  Tis true, I really did like these.  And I will definitely be making them again.

Biggest Loser Pancakes (

6 egg whites 
1 cup rolled oats, dry  
1 cup cottage cheese 
2 tsp sugar  
1 tsp cinnamon 
1 tsp vanilla

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.Heat a large non-stick skillet and spray with non-stick cooking spray, or use a non stick pan. 
For each pancake pour 1/4 cup of the batter.  Makes 9 pancakes or 6 large pancakes.
Flip when they start to bubble and cook until golden brown. 
 Repeat with remaining batter. 
Serve with some powdered sugar and some fresh berries.


  1. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Loving this pancake recipe! I'm the same to you when it comes to recipes from media sources - I've had many a TV/magazine recipe fail on me including (funnily enough) a pancake recipe I tried from a different fitness promotion group. This one looks pretty foolproof though and I love that it has cottage cheese in it, it's one of my favourite foods :) Thanks for sharing the recipe, these will be breakfast tomorrow!