Recently, a co-worker suggested cottage cheese pancakes to me for the kids. I know it may not sound good but as we tell our kids, “Don’t knock it, until you try it!”. My co-worker’s kids are adults now and he says they still request these when they are home visiting.
I was skeptical, at first, but we struggle getting our daughter, Lily, to eat protein. Her protein sources are limited to yogurt, cheese, and peanut butter, so we are always looking for good options. I decided to give these pancakes a try since they have cottage cheese and eggs – both great sources of protein that I can’t see her eating straight.
Believe it or not, these are not only a hit with our daughter, but with the whole family. Lily gets so excited she can’t wait to eat! While I was trying to take a picture of the pancakes, she leaned over and snatched one in the middle of the shot (she is usually standing in a chair next to me helping me measure and mix).
What’s even better is they are quick and easy!!
1 c. cottage cheese
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 c. flour (sift, then measure)
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients (other than topping) in blender and mix until smooth. Grease griddle, turn heat to medium. Drop mixture by 1/4 cup measure onto hot griddle. Turn once and serve.
They are great because they are low in sugar, high in protein and you can mix a batch and keep it in the fridge to use throughout the week!
I’ll serve these plain, with blueberries, bananas and if I want to spoil the kids chocolate chips!
Do you have a family favorite pancake recipe to share? If you try this, let me know what you think!!!