Thursday, April 11, 2013

Best Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Lucy Burdette: When we visit my sister Sue, we can count on two things--eating well and having an outdoor adventure.  

She often makes us pancakes for breakfast as a special treat. She reminds me that they are healthy--low fat and high protein, designed to stick with us all day--but we love them because they're delicious. 

Here's picture of us from earlier times--I didn't think you'd want to see us in our pajamas! And here's our helper dog...
Tonka helping in the kitchen

 The original recipe  came from a friend's mother, and then Sue added the topping.

Best Cottage Cheese Pancakes (from Ann Butler)

2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup oats (not fast cooking)
2 Tbsp wheat germ
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3-4 eggs
1-2 Tbsp canola oil
2/3 cup milk (can be no fat)
2/3 cup cottage cheese (can be low fat)

Mix the first five dry ingredients in one bowl. 

Whip the eggs and then mix in oil, milk and cottage cheese. 

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry.

 Heat a skillet to medium (Sue uses a cast iron pan, but griddle would be even better.) Cook the pancakes in greased skillet until bubbles appear and then flip to cook the other side. (About six minutes from start to finish.)  Keep them warm until all are cooked.

For the topping:

Mix one cup plain yogurt with finely chopped banana and some chopped pecans or walnuts. Serve pancakes with that topping and maple syrup or the way my brother-in-law prefers, with hot sauce.
And this is the reason we needed those pancakes--a long kayak ride on the Sopchoppy River.
John and me on the Sopchoppy River

And please don't forget that TOPPED CHEF will be out on May 7--you can preorder it now!

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  1. What I love about your posts, other than the wonderful recipes, is the pictures. I think it is awesome that you are willing to share these personal home photos. Thank you! I look forward to your posts every week!

  2. Lucy, What an interesting combo of things in a pancake. Definitely high protein, good for a long outing on a river or any morning. Love it. And love the picture with your sister. Such sweet smiles.

    Daryl /Avery

  3. Pancakes, kayaking, and time with a beloved sister... Can life can any better than that? I don't think so! Thanks for taking us along.

  4. I love pancakes, especially buckwheat. I will have to give these a try. Family time is always special and so hard to do. Enjoy!

    1. Me too on the buckwheat Toni, especially if there are blueberries involved:) xo

  5. I have to try these. Love the cottage cheese in them.

    I can't believe how much you and your sister look alike. Did your helper get to try a pancake, too?


    1. He knows better but he's ever hopeful:). Everyone always says we look a lot alike (not me and Tonka:)