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5 from 2 votes

Sneaky Healthy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 -16
Author The Seasoned Mom


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup peeled roughly chopped carrots, or baby-cut carrots
  • 2 cups whole oats
  • ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup milk plus ¼ cup as needed (I used 1% milk)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 apple peeled and roughly chopped (if you have a high speed blender you can leave the peel on the apple)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • cup mini chocolate chips


  • Place the cottage cheese, carrots, oats, spinach, cocoa, ¼ cup milk, honey, vanilla and apple into a high quality blender. Blend on high until the mixture is very smooth, about 1 minute. If the mixture is too thick, add an additional ¼ cup milk and blend.
  • Add the eggs and pulse to incorporate.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Pulse again to combine.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Heat a pancake griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Using a ¼-cup measure, pour the pancake batter onto the heated skillet. Cook the pancakes on one side until large bubbles appear, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and finish cooking on the other side, about 1 minute.