One too many times I’ve found myself craving something for which I don’t have all or enough ingredients. I tried substitutions, but it just isn’t the same. When I come across a recipe with a short and simple ingredient list, however, it’s thrilling. One of the many downsides of not having access to mom and dad’s kitchen is not having a fully stocked pantry. I’m slowly accumulating the basics for a well supplied kitchen though. I was having one of those mornings where I wanted a decent, hearty breakfast; something other than cereal. Frozen waffles and oatmeal just weren’t going to cut it. I remembered a recipe I’d seen on Pinterest for pancakes using cottage cheese. Weird right? Except they were delicious. And easy and perfectly fluffy and cooked quickly. My kind of pancakes. Even better, I had all the ingredients right in my fridge (and pantry)! I don’t know if I’ll ever use store-bought mix again.
6 egg whites
1 cup rolled oats, dry
1 cup cottage cheese
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.
Heat a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. For each pancake pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle.
Flip when they start to bubble. Cook until golden brown.
Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the griddle as needed. Makes about 10 pancakes.
Number of Servings: 3
Nutritional Info Per Serving:
181 Calories, 2.7g Fat, 10mg Cholesterol, 361mg Sodium, 20g Carbs, 2.8g Fiber