What’s filling, whole grain, and the perfect thing to wake up to on a Sunday morning?
These fluffy cottage cheese pancakes!
Now before you run away from the thought of including cottage cheese in a recipe for pancakes, hear me out! Cottage cheese is actually the perfect addition to any pancake recipe for three important reasons:
- It’s full of protein
- It makes you pancakes super fluffy
- It contains plenty of calcium
Protein, protein, protein. Did you know that one cup of cottage cheese has 23g of protein? In other words, by including it in your breakfast, you’re ensuring that you’re going to stay full and alert all throughout the morning! So by the time lunchtime comes around, you won’t have slipped into that hunger-craze I think we all know very well!
These pancakes will be the fluffiest pancakes you’ve ever eaten. The cottage cheese ensures they’re extremely light and airy (because the last thing you want first thing in the morning is a dense, rubbery pancake), without the added requirement of butter or oil. In fact, these pancakes don’t contain any butter or oil at all!
Cottage cheese is chock-full of calcium. So in addition to ensuring you’ll remain full all morning long, by including cottage cheese in your pancake batter you’re fulfilling part of your daily calcium requirements! Pancakes for strong bones? Sounds like my kind of breakfast! 🙂
I mean, come on… do you really need another reason to enjoy healthy, fluffy, delicious pancakes first thing in the morning?
I know I sure don’t! 😉
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 1/4 c low fat 2% cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 medium banana
Blend old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor until the consistency of oat flour is reached. Add remaining ingredients to blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Scoop batter into a bowl. Lightly grease a nonstick pan and turn the heat on medium. Scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of the batter onto the pan in a circle. Add blueberries, chocolate chips, or banana slices to the pancake, if desired. Let cook on medium for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown. Flip and let cook for another minute, until the other side is golden. Plate pancake and repeat with remaining batter. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 servings of 3 medium pancakes)