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Protein Pancakes for Kids [Easy Recipe]

Protein Pancakes for Kids Recipe
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To this day, I have never met a kid who doesn’t like pancakes. It is not rare for children, especially toddlers, to refuse some kind of food because they hate how it looks. So, I’m sharing with you a pancake-shaped and protein-packed recipe your kid will love! They don’t contain whey, so you don’t need to worry about that!

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Gluten-Free: Due to the oat flour in the recipe, these pancakes are gluten-free. Of course, you can swap it for any other flour you fancy, but this way you will get complex carbs, fiber, and protein.
  • 51 Grams of Protein: This whole batch of pancakes has 51 grams of protein (WITHOUT protein powder), making it an amazing breakfast option! There are four high-protein-packed ingredients here: Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, rolled oats, and whole milk.
  • Stores Flawlessly: The pancakes will remain fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days and up to 3 months in the freezer. After you heat them up, they will still taste perfect, especially if you opt for the toaster and not for the microwave.
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Recipe Variations

  • Spice It Up: I’m sharing a base recipe with you, but you can add spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg or boost flavor with other ingredients. Chocolate, berries, seeds (flax, poppy), or chopped nuts are fine options.
  • Add a Banana: You can easily mash a very ripe banana in the pancake batter. It will add natural sugars, nutrients, and flavor. These pancakes pair the best with chocolate chips or peanut butter.
  • Make them Savory: If you have a kid who fancies savory breakfast more, they are incredibly simple to switch up. Keep the base recipe the same, but lose the syrup – sprinkle some salt, add flax seeds, and call it a day. Serve them with crisped-up bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, or grilled veggies.
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Protein Pancakes for Kids

Author: Laura Bais
This will be your kid's favorite breakfast option, I promise! It is a protein bomb in disguise – it looks like a pancake. It tastes amazing, but it contains 51 grams of protein per batch. These pancakes marry Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and oats, but the secret ingredient (date syrup) gives a caramelly, warm flavor. Serve these protein pancakes with anything your kid loves – peanut butter, fruits, Greek yogurt, honey, chocolate… options are endless!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 33.3 kcal


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk (more or less to achieve the right consistency)
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Make the Batter

  • In a food processor, pulsate traditional rolled oats a few times so you have a slightly grainy texture.
  • Add baking powder, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, milk, date syrup, and eggs.
  • Pulsate the blender a few times again so you have a compact batter – as thick as the one for your usual pancakes.

Cook the Pancakes

  • Take a non-stick pancake pan, grease it lightly with butter, and heat it over high temperature.
  • Now, bring the stove to medium temperature and pour the pancake batter in. I went for smaller pancakes – about one tablespoon per one piece.
  • Wait for the bubbles to appear on top, then turn them over. Cook the pancakes for a minute more and take them out. Repeat until you have no batter left.
  • If you want chocolate chip kind, just add some directly on the pancakes while you wait for bubbles. Do the same for blueberry type.

Serve the Pancakes

  • Serve the pancakes as you wish. Here are a few ideas: peanut butter + banana + chocolate chips; agave syrup or honey + banana; Greek yogurt + blueberries.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 33.3kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 1.8gFat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 1.9mgSodium: 42.3mgPotassium: 41.2mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1.9gVitamin A: 17.4IUCalcium: 33.5mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword breakfast for kids, cottage cheese, gluten free pancakes, greek yogurt, sugar free pancakes
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