Prep 3 mins
Cook 12 mins
This is extremely similar to Cottage Cheese Pancakes, by Fauve, but I modified it a bit and really liked what was produced, so I'm making this copy for my own records. I essentially used wheat gluten instead of flour for an even higher protein content and added baking powder.
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
- 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- cooking spray, as needed
- Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. It is imperative that you use a blender or food processor, otherwise it will not be a smooth batter.
- Heat a pan over medium heat, spray with oil.
- Pour or spoon about 1/4 cup into a pan, shape into a pancake if needed.
- These will cook rather slowly, about 2 minutes on each side until slightly browned. Enjoy!
This was a delicious recipe. I was a little confused when the instructions said to spoon or shape the batter in a circle. My batter was so thin I could only pour it and it resulted in thin pancakes very crepe-like but still flavorful and moist and tender.
My kids devoured these with fresh blackberries and whipped cream. The addition of vanilla and cinnamon gave these a new kick for breakfast.
These are REALLY GOOD!! I started making them for my son who is a picky eater and likes pancakes, but needs to eat more protein. Pretty soon he was making them for himself. I now have the dry ingredients mixed up and stored in a canister so they can be made even faster on school mornings. I use the recipe for myself also, as it fits in great with my weight-loss program (Lean for Life) I make half the recipe for myself (I add one packet of Splenda, since I don't use syrup) and mix it in a Pyrex measuring cup with my immersion blender. Very fast, it is ready to go by the time the griddle is heated. I think I'll try some sweetened fat-free ricotta cheese and fruit with them next time I make them. Thanks for a great, healthy recipe.