Move over Aunt Jemima. I got this.
I don’t often eat “normal” breakfast food (like sugary cereals, waffles, muffins, toast, etc.), but today I had a particular craving for pancakes. If you know anything about me by now you’ll know I’m not one to forbid myself any foods (because, really, who wants to live life like that?) and so I set out to try a better option to the traditional breakfast food.
Regular pancakes are such a trap. Not only are you downing a helluva lot o’ flour, chemicals and sugar in the pancake mix itself, but then add to it the gross amounts of high-fructose corn syrup, more chemicals and even more sugar in the syrup and you have me weeping for humanity. No thank you.
So I made a sugar-free syrup to go with it. And it was good.
I really liked them. Twenty-two month old Era really liked them. Like… really, really liked them (I may have fought her for the last bite). But my hubby wasn’t too impressed. He thought the texture was too mushy, so feel free to play around with the quantities of each ingredient until you find what tickles your taste buds.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
2/3 C rolled oats (no instant or 1-minute things. Just regular rolled oats. Use gluten free oats if necessary for you.)
1/3 cottage cheese
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs. almond milk, or any milk of your preference
Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until well mixed, about half a minute. Seriously, that’s all. Lightly butter a pan and cook as regular pancakes.
Berry Reduction Sauce
1/2 C of frozen berries. I used strawberries and blueberries
1 Tbs. raw honey
Place in a saucepan in medium-low heat. Berries will become mushy, the honey will melt, and everything will simmer together. The berries will release water from having been frozen. Let the mixture reduce until it’s syrupy and as thick or runny as you like it. And yes, I’m aware of the irony in heating up raw honey, but it’s the only type I buy, use and recommend, even if I’m going to end up heating it for some recipes.
For those times when pancakes are a must this high protein, sugar free and fiber-rich recipe will do!