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
- Lightly butter skillet or griddle over medium heat. If you are using electric, preheat to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and gently mix just until combined.
- Beat the 2 egg whites until they are stiff, but not dry. Fold them into the batter.
- 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.