Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blueberry Protein Pancakes with Fresh Blueberry Syrup

Happy Hump Day All!!  I am so glad the week is 1/2 over!  Be sure to VOTE for me today so I can maintain the the lead you all helped me get yesterday!!

This morning I decided a “fun” and “fruity” breakfast was in order.

Blueberry Protein Pancakes with Fresh Blueberry Syrup



1/2 c ff cottage cheese
1/2 c uncooked oatmeal (quick cooking or old fashioned)
1 egg
1 egg white
1-2 T ground flax seed
2 T maple flakes (could use agave or sucanat or brown sugar, etc)
Splash of vanilla extract
Dashes of cinnamon & salt
handful of fresh blueberries, 1/2 blended in and 1/2 stirred in

Toppings: Fresh Blueberry Syrup (recipe below), fresh fruit, Greek Yogurt


Blend everything together until smooth and creamy. I use my Magic Bullet and it only takes seconds. Cook on a skillet over medium heat (use ns cooking spray or 1 tsp oil) on both sides until browned (about 5 minutes total).

Serve up with your favorite toppings or pure maple syrup, fruit, almond butter, etc. The options are endless.

Number of Servings: 2

Calculated using

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 194.7, Total Fat: 5.2 g, Cholesterol: 106.3 mg, Sodium: 255.7 mg, Total Carbs: 21.2 g, Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g, Protein: 15.4 g

I made up 4 pancakes that included a few blueberries blended in to make them BLUE and a few blueberries stirred in for chunky blueberriness throughout.


While I mixed up and cooked my pancakes, I cooked the Fresh Blueberry Syrup.

Fresh Blueberry Syrup


1 c fresh blueberries

1/2 c water

1 Tbsp PURE Maple Syrup

Combine the blueberries and water in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until majority of the water is reduced.  Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup.

Makes about 1/2 cup of Fresh Blueberry Syrup, 8 Tbsp, 2 Tbsp per serving

Calculated using

Amount per 2 Tbsp serving (4 servings total)

Calories 25.3, Total Fat 0.1 g, Saturated Fat 0.0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 2.9 mg, Potassium 32.3 mg, Total Carbohydrate6.4 g, Dietary Fiber 1.0 g, Sugars 1.3 g, Protein 0.2 g

I topped my 2 pancakes with the Fresh Blueberry Syrup, 1/4 Trader Joe’s 2% Greek Yogurt and fresh blueberries/raspberries.  OMG ~ absolutely amazing!!!!  The best part is that my entire meal was only 6 Weight Watcher Points!


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61. Anne on Thu, 16th Jul 2009 3:54 pm

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  1. i LOVE LOVE LOVE protein pancakes! they are one of my favorite things to make evvver. yours look delish!!

  2. Thank you again, danica! I'm so excited :)

    I love the blueberry syrup! I want to try this with the cherries I have right now! I bet that would be great, too!

    And you know I like my oatmeal pancakes! Can't wait to try yours! :)

    Off to vote again!

  3. Everyone is making pancakes. Making me crave for some now. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and congrats to you winning Amanda's yourself.

  4. These sound amazing!! I have to try them. I voted and hope your sorbet wins!

  5. just voted for yaaaaa! and if there's ever a blueberry pancake recipe contest holla at me and i'll definitely vote for you like 43984093 million times after seeing those babies!

  6. Girl, those pancakes are making me drooool. I love blueberry pancakes, but have never made my own blueberry syrup. Looks like I need to get on the ball with that one!

  7. Yowza! Those pancakes are so stacked with goodness that they almost need their own zipcode...

    Not that I'm complaining :)

  8. i think pancakes aew taking over the world. everyone is making them these days!!! these look sooo yummy!!

  9. Those pancakes sound and look delicious! I'm off to read your HG article :)

    I know you're a Gnu fan, did you see their new flavors? YUM!

  10. What awesome pancakes!! I love the idea of the fresh blueberry syrup. Yummmmmy :)

  11. You're getting really close in the voting!! GOOD LUCK :D cant wait to try the pancakes!!

  12. Wow. Those look amazing! I would have never thought of cottage cheese in pancakes. Makes me want! :)

  13. mmmm girly, these pancakes look and sound incredible. Blueberry pancakes are to die to! I just made french toast but made the exact same blueberry syrup.
    PS- this syrup also goes excellent over vanilla fro-yo!

    Take care sweet girl!

  14. I had the exact same thing for breakfast this morning!!! Except, I ate all four pancakes... I'm a hungry beast in the mornings :P

    Loved the LA Times article!

  15. Hey, that's cool! Never knew how to make blueberry syrup - looks yummy!

  16. Wow, how cool! Thanks so much! And the blueberry pancakes look incredible. The syrup sounds like the perfect topper :D

  17. Janetha ~ I heart pancakes too especially when they are made from scratch - YUM!

    Mandy ~ Congrats....Oh, I bet this would be awesome with fresh cherries too - I definitley need to try that.

    Theskinnyplate ~ Thanks and you definitley need to make some pancakes soon to take care of that craving! :)

    N.D ~ Thanks for your vote!!!

    Jenny ~ Thanks for your vote and shoutout!! I will remmeber that if I enter the Blueberry Pancake contest LOL.

    Heyitstay ~ It's so easy to make your own blueberry syrup - minutes....and there is no funky added ingredients in there when you make it.

    jd ~ LOL - thanks for the fabulous comment!

    Baylee ~ That's funny - you might be right :)

    K ~ Gnu flavors?! Oh my - I need to check them out!!!

    Ashley ~ thanks, I do need to make them again soon!

    Meghan ~ I know - yeah - thanks!!! Do tell what you think if you try out the pancakes.

    Shawnee ~ I like the cottage cheese because it adds protein which means staying power! You don't taste it in there either.

    Lauren ~ I was totally thinking the syrup would be awesome on froyo when I made it LOL....

    Susan ~ They are addicting!! I LOVED the article too - HG is such an awesome person - Love her!

    Fitnut ~ Me either - I just sort of made it on a whim and guessed. The results were awesome.

    Anne ~ I can see this syrup making an appearance in your nightly whipped/sprinkle dessert :)

  18. Oh, but you have to link to the contest in order to be entered.