Homemade, Healthy Pancake Recipe

When I told my personal trainer Sarah that I rank #3 on the first page of Google for ‘homemade pancakes‘, she was slightly hesitant to give me a healthy pancake version.  She did give it to me though and I’m very excited about it. I never even thought these ingredients would make a pancake, much less a good tasting one!  I will always favor my pancake version, however, I do think these will be a nice change in our eating lifestyle. After all, I am trying to eat healthier!


Recipe: Homemade and Healthy Pancakes


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (I used lowfat)
  • 6 egg whites (I used Eggland’s Best)
  • 1/2 cup Splenda (I used Great Value)
  • Vanilla to taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)


  1. Blend ALL ingredients in blender. Cook on hot griddle, making sure they are cooked all the way through.

Quick Notes

Serve with sugar-free jelly! (made 6 good sized pancakes) You don’t want a mushy middle so make sure you don’t cook on too high of heat, cooking slowly, making sure entire pancake is done.

Recipe by Sarah, my personal fitness trainer, who has also been trained in nutrition.

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  1. 1

    Mmm, yummy! I wonder what I could substitute for the Splenda? We don’t use artificial sweeteners.

    • 2

      To keep it healthy?? What about applesauce? :)

    • 3

      Jennifer Egan says

      I really liked this recipe. I warned my kids it would be a healthy recipe and they always cringe at my efforts but today, they ate it all without comments! My pancakes didn’t turn out super fluffy like yours. Did mixing it in a food processor ruin it? (My blender broke) I’m also not keen on giving the kids artificial sweetner so I used sugar…but ideas on substitutes would be great. I love following your blog!

  2. 4

    Never thought of using oats and cottage cheese, YUM! I am with Tara, though. I personally don’t consider Splenda to be a healthy alternative to sugar, since it is bleached with chloride :( I would go with raw honey to sweeten them, or perhaps stevia. Can’t wait to try this, L, thanks for sharing!

    • 5

      Honey is a good one! I still think applesauce would rawk though.

      I’ve talked to like 20 nutritionists over the past few months and have heard a lot about Splenda (or equals) and have been told that just like with anything else ,moderation. I understand you have other concerns to look out for too though.

      What about Truvia? Is that like Stevia?

  3. 6

    katie says

    looks awesome! good for you! :) they look just as ‘pretty’ as they do tasty! :) I use stevia …NuStevia and it is an awesome tasting all-natural sweetener for the ladies that are wondering!

    here is more info on sweeteners if anyone would like it.. I have done a lot of research and used to use splenda, and have since switched to stevia! :) although i have to agree that anything in moderation is fine! :)


  4. 7

    This pancake recipe looks great! I am going to make it for the kid in the morning. Thanks!

  5. 8

    Kristina Eiting says

    These sound fabulous and I plan to try them. My son loooooves chocolate chip pancakes. Any thoughts on how to add chocolate chips in a healthier way?
    I love this site…so glad I found it — THANK YOU!