The Best High Protein Holiday Breakfast (30 Grams per Serving!)

It’s easy to fall into a rut of eating only eggs and cottage cheese for breakfast when you’re trying to get enough protein. But today I’m sharing my favorite holiday pancake recipe, which has a whopping 30 grams of protein per serving!

This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser, earning eight thumbs up from a panel of four distinguished voters (aka, my kids and me). It’s easy enough to make on a weekday but special enough to serve at a holiday brunch.

Unlike most pancake recipes, this one is also high in fiber and low in sugar, so it’ll help keep the sugar cravings at bay between breakfast and lunch!

High-Protein Breakfast Gingerbread Pancakes Recipe (30 Grams)

Servings: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes

What You Need:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 ounces cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (for greasing–can sub olive oil spray)
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, for serving
  • 1 orange, segmented, for serving
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, for serving

In a blender, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, honey, vanilla extract, oat flour, baking powder, the ground spices and salt. Blend until the mixture is well combined.

Pour the batter into a medium bowl and fold in the chia seeds.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour ¼ cup of the batter into the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on the surface, and the edges become golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until cooked through and golden. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.

To serve, top the pancakes with Greek yogurt and orange segments and drizzle with maple syrup.

This recipe makes eight pancakes, allowing four pancakes per serving.

Nutrition per serving:

483 calories, 19 grams fat, 50 grams carb, 30 grams protein, 7 grams fiber

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So there you have it–my new favorite high-protein breakfast with 30 grams of protein!

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