Warm, delicious buttery pancakes can be scrumptious on a chilly Sunday morning, but then you might spend the rest of the day feeling guilty about all those carbs you just consumed. Plus, oftentimes pancakes can just leave you feeling weighed down and gross.
But if you love pancakes, here’s a recipe that’s nutritious and delicious, and it will leave you feeling great for the rest of the day!
Ingredients (Serves Two)
1 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
6 Egg Whites
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for skillet)
Organic Maple Syrup (to taste)
1 Ripe Banana (Optional)
Blueberries and Strawberries (Optional)
Prepare your blender for use. You’re not going to have to mix any ingredients beforehand in a bowl.
The Recipe is Nutritious and Easy to Make!
Start by putting one cup of the fat free cottage cheese and one cup of the old fashioned quaker oats in the blender. Next, add the six egg whites to the blender one egg at a time. Alternatively, you can just add three eggs to save time (if not the cholesterol).
Next, add a teaspoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and just a tiny splash of vanilla extract. You can add in other spices if desired, but the cinnamon should do the trick to give the pancakes that extra add of spice. Blend all these ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.
A Banana Can Be Added for Extra Flavor
An optional addition to this delicious recipe is to add a ripe banana to the blender as the other ingredients are mixing together. If you love banana pancakes, feel free to make this addition.
Next, turn on the stove to medium heat. Pour about a teaspoon worth of olive oil on the skillet and wait for the drops of oil to start jumping up and down. Add a half cup of the batter to the skillet. Cook each side for one to three minutes, depending on how hot you have the skillet. Repeat until all the batter has been used. This recipe should make between five and six pancakes.
Use Real Maple Syrup, not that Fake Stuff
Finally drop the pancakes on the one or two plates and pour about a quarter cup of maple syrup, preferably organic real maple syrup (Trader Joe’s Pure B syrup is ideal) over the pancakes. Add slices of blueberries and strawberries for extra flavor and nutritional value.