Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Yummy Way to Eat Cottage Cheese!! Finally

Cottage cheese - yeah, I'm generally not a fan, but it's hard to pass up the low fat, high protein and extra calcium.  This morning I finally tried the "protein pancakes" I've been reading about on the P90X forums.  Well, lemme tell ya, they ROCK!  They look just like pancakes too so the kiddos dove right in without question - who doesn't LOVE when that happens.  Anyway, here is how I made them today.

1 cup regular oats
1 cup egg whites (from the carton)
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 tsp baking powder

Drop the ingredients in the blender and blend until it looks like pancake batter.  And guess what?!  It is pancake batter!  Use just like regular pancake batter (although I found they take just a bit longer to cook).  Makes about a dozen decent sized cakes.  When done add a bit of maple syrup - or not.

Some other great variations:
cinnamon & vanilla
macadamia nuts & coconut
vanilla & mashed banana
diced apple
spinach & tomatoes
grated carrot
blueberries
any diced fruit
top with unsweetened applesauce
use to make a pb&j
the list could go on and on...

I'm so happy to find I enjoy these (and the kids ate them too!).  Pancakes with butter & syrup were a morning staple around here until I started this healthy lifestyle makeover.  I was missing my flapjacks!

Would love to hear if anybody else has tried these yet.  I'm seeing us eating these a few times a week.

6/21 - adding nutritional info:
(Calculated for three ¼ cup pancakes with ¼ cup strawberries)


Calories: 254.5
Total Fat: 3.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.0 g
Cholesterol: 2.3 mg
Sodium: 280.0 mg
Potassium: 297.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 33.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
Sugars: 2.5 g
Protein: 21.3 g

2 comments:

  1. Mmmm... Sounds yummy. Will have to give them a try next weekend! No time to make breakfast until then. LOL

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