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Pea Pancakes

If you've never tried savory pea pancakes before, you're in for a treat! They're high in protein, low in carbs, and so moist in texture. I recommend serving with salmon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: easy side dish recipes, pea pancakes
Servings: 4
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 1 cup shelled fresh peas (or frozen peas, thawed)
  • ¾ cup egg substitute (or 3 eggs)
  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 scallions (thinly sliced, divided)
  • Cooked salmon or smoked salmon (flaked — optional)
  • Butter for serving (optional)


  • If using fresh peas, cook in boiling water for about 3 minutes until tender and drain. If using frozen peas, thaw but do not cook.
  • Purée eggs, cottage cheese, flour, olive oil, and salt in blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer the batter to a bowl and stir in the peas plus about ¾ of the scallions.
  • Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Once hot, remove from heat to spray with cooking spray, then return to the burner.
  • Pour the batter, ¼ cup at a time, onto the griddle.
  • Once the pancakes have set on the bottom, flip and cook until golden brown and done in the middle. Transfer to a platter and keep warm while you make the remaining pancakes.
  • Repeat until you’ve used all the batter, respraying with cooking spray between each batch.
  • Serve pancakes with salmon and butter on top. Garnish with remaining scallions.


This recipe is for 4 servings. The number of pancakes per serving will depend on the size of the pancakes
Nutritional information was calculated with egg substitute and does not include optional salmon or butter.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.6g | Protein: 15.1g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 139.5mg | Sodium: 400.1mg | Potassium: 312.8mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 5.6g | Net carbs: 11g