Saturday, December 27, 2008

High-Protein Pancakes

This recipe is great for those of us who know we should be eating something higher in protein first thing in the morning, but can't get past the carb cravings when we wake up.


1 cup flour, any kind, gluten-free also works well
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup cottage cheese
2-4 eggs (I use 2 because I don't like too strong an egg taste, but you can use up to 4)
1/2 cup milk or water
1/4 cup oil or melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 ripe banana (optional)
1/2 cup ground nuts (optional)

oil for frying


Combine all ingredients except frying oil in a food processor, blender or mixing bowl. Blend at high speed. (6 minutes hands-on)

Heat frying oil on a griddle until medium-hot, fry pancakes until brown on each side. (4 minutes hands-on for about 4 pancakes)

Top with honey, fruit or maple syrup if you want a sweeter pancake as these won't be sweet by themselves.

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