Banana Power Cakes

Try these little power cakes to start your day off right!

This high protein, low fat yet delicious version of a weekend breakfast favorite can be enjoyed everyday given its super simple and quick preparation.

For those of you who are not cottage cheese fans (and there are many of you out there!), no worries – you will not taste the texture or flavor of cottage cheese at all.

Though I love the taste and nutrition of these, don’t expect a fluffy, decadent pancake.  These cute little pancakes tend to deflate a little if you let them sit so serve immediately for the best results.  If you have extras, store them in the fridge and use them as a wrap for a snack, filling them with fruit or a smattering of almond butter.

These stay healthy when topped with items like delicious caramelized bananas (pictured here and described below), almond butter, peanut butter, drizzle of real maple syrup, fruit, Greek yogurt.  Plenty of choices!

  •   Oats contain a good amount of protein, are high in fiber, and rich in thiamine, folate, B5, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
  • Nonfat cottage cheese has a high content of casein protein (a longer lasting protein) with no added fat.

Banana Power Cakes

Yield: Makes 8 Small Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins


1/2 Cup Oats (Steel Cut or Old Fashioned), Uncooked
1/2 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese
4 Large Egg Whites
1 Small Ripe Banana
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
Non-stick Cooking Spray
Optional: Additional Small Banana For Garnish

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Place the oats in a blender and give them a whirl.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Let the mixture sit while you prepare the pan – as the mixture sits it thickens ever so slightly.
Spray a large skillet or griddle with cooking spray then heat over medium heat.
Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan.
Cook until surfaces bubble and edges are set, about 1 minute.
Flip pancakes once, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes total.
While pancakes are cooking, place banana slices on the griddle or pan and slightly brown on each for a delicious sweet topping!

Transfer to plates and top with your favorite topping.