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High Protein Pancakes for One

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Is it a pancake or a blintz? These tender cakes pack a whopping 20 grams of protein in a single serving!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Low-fat Or Part-skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

Preparation

Mix ricotta and egg together. Stir in flour, baking powder and add a pinch of salt and sugar. Whisk well to incorporate the flour into the batter.

Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes or so; this allows the leavening to work and will make the pancakes lighter.

Heat a griddle that has been sprayed (or oiled) until a drop of water dances across the surface. (Ooh! Dancing water!)

Spoon the batter into 3 or 4 pancakes (3 – 4″ in diameter) and cook until golden brown. Flip and finish cooking.

These pancakes are very moist and delicate; they remind me of a cheese blintz. With 20 grams of protein, they will fill you up.

Top with a dab of butter (or more, if you are me) and your favorite syrup.

Personally, I like to mix 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries with a tablespoon of syrup, and heat in the microwave. You’ll get the full flavor of the berries, with enough syrup to make you satisfied.

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Brenda Ruse on 3.12.2012

Is this 20 gr. of protein per batch or per, say 2 pancakes?

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ksmit on 7.27.2010

WOW! I’ve never had pancakes with ricotta cheese! neat

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Kelly on 11.29.2017

Delicious!

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Jennifer Ward on 1.31.2017

I make this exactly as written – I love it! The pancakes are delicate to flip, but really tasty. I find cooking them on a little lower temperature helps it set up by the time I flip. This is a treat for a weekend breakfast or occasional easy dinner. Instead of syrup I serve them with lots of fresh berries on top. Sometimes I add a little vanilla or cinnamon in the batter. I’ve probably made this 20 times since it was posted, including for company.

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Helen on 10.30.2013

These are great! Exactly what I was looking for, I used greek yogurt, it was what I had on hand I also doubled the recipe. My daughter and I both loved them!

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gatorgirl0217 on 8.1.2012

Thanks for the recipe! I doubled the recipe using whole wheat flour and a little vanilla. Delicious, filling & healthy!

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michelleok on 2.1.2012

Delicious, filling. This made enough for two servings.

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