Hi friends! Whenever I post a pancake recipe it is a GOOD DAY, and these pancakes are high in protein, super easy to whip up and very delicious, so make that an extra good day:)
After being at the grocery store twice in two days I STILL managed to forget to buy Greek yogurt, which is usually a staple in my breakfasts. However we did have some cottage cheese in the fridge, and while I’d never really tried it before because usually I have an aversion to cheese (unless it’s melted), I decided to add it to some pancakes because it would mask the taste and texture- especially since I was blending up the batter. So in my blender I added the cottage cheese, oats, some banana, cinnamon, an egg, and baking powder to make a super smooth batter. I then let everything sit for about five minutes so the oats absorbed some liquid and the whole thing got a bit thicker, before cooking them up in a pan.
I’ve been making my breakfasts the night before lately, which really saves me time in the mornings! Let me tell you, having a big plate of these pancakes waiting for me when I came downstairs was very nice. I ate them with some frozen blueberries, apple chips, and peanut butter, but they would also be delicious with maple syrup and other fruits. Hope you enjoy!!
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
-1/2 cup cottage cheese (I used 2%)
-1/4 cup quick cooking steel-cut oats
-1/2 a ripe banana
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp baking powder
1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes so that the oats absorb some liquid and the batter thickens.
2. Scoop the batter by tablespoon fulls into a pan over medium heat. Let cook for about 2 minutes per side, then transfer to a plate and enjoy immediately, or freeze for a quick breakfast later!