Friday, January 14, 2011

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Weekend breakfast should be a bit more....(fun, relaxed, special - you choose) than the rest of the week. It just feels right to celebrate the weekend. In honor of that philosophy but keeping in mind that it is also the weekend for the cook, here is a wonderful and wonderfully easy suggestion. A friend of mine made cottage cheese pancakes when we stayed with her a couple of years ago and they were delightful, but for my own version I wanted something a little more healthy, still easy and a bit more interesting. So I added the cinnamon, rolled oats, flaxseed and whey, then swapped in honey for sugar and the whole wheat flour for all purpose white.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 scoop whey powder

Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Cook like you would any pancakes. Just be aware that they are challenging to flip (the first one or two may be a mess!) and also know that they are quite thin, not fluffy.

I think they are great all on their own (as in plain). David likes to dress them up with butter and maple syrup and who could say that is wrong?! Another option would be to top them with some nice thick Greek yogurt and fruit. mmmmmmmmmm....

We think they are pretty good. Hope they help to get your weekend off to a great start!

1 comment:

ec said...

these sound delicious ... and are just in time for meal planning. i'm going put them on the calendar for next saturday! thank you!