Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I know it sounds strange but my oldest daughter LOVES cottage cheese.  It is her all-time favorite food and she literally begs for it.  Since she is not a great breakfast eater I wanted to give this recipe a shot.  Make sure to use a nonstick skillet or griddle for these, otherwise you will end up with a big mess.  They are delicious and they turn out much denser and moister than your average pancake.

*Recipe adapted from The Joy of Cooking, but I got the idea from my favorite cooking blog- Smitten Kitchen.  Go check it out it will inspire you to cook like crazy!

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup milk
1 cup cottage cheese (I used lowfat)
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla

2 large egg whites

  1. Lightly butter skillet or griddle over medium heat.  If you are using electric, preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, cottage cheese, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and gently mix just until combined.  
  4. Beat the 2 egg whites until they are stiff, but not dry.  Fold them into the batter.  
  5. Spoon 1/3 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake.  Cook until the top is starting to dry around the edges, then turn.  Serve with pure maple syrup. 

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