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protein packed pancakes

3 eggs  •  1 C cottage cheese  •  1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C white whole wheat flour  •  2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp canola oil  •  1 tsp pure vanilla extract

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In effort to eat a little healthier this year, my husband and I are adding more protein and less carbs to our diet. Now that I am no longer pregnant, I should be back to blogging about all different kinds of food instead of mainly desserts! Even though, everyone knows I probably could just blog about my sweet tooth alone. Now remember, I said less carbs, not no carbs at all! And so, with that said, I am sharing with you these healthy, protein packed, and super tasty cottage cheese pancakes. Crisp on the outside, fluffy and moist in the middle, these pancakes make a great start to your day. In our house, breakfast happens quite often so sometimes these pancakes are also enjoyed for lunch or dinner.

Preheat non-stick griddle or skillet to medium
Be advised that these pancakes will stick to a stainless or aluminum skillet even when greased, use non-stick cookware only.

Prep: In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, non-fat or low-fat cottage cheese, all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, canola oil and pure vanilla extract together. Once ingredients are mixed well, use a 1/3-cup size measuring cup to scoop the batter and pour onto cooking surface. Allow pancakes to cook for about four minutes per side or until batter is raised, fluffy and golden. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings and enjoy! – I made some topping suggestions in my notes below.

Makes 4 servings or about 12 pancakes

Nutrition Facts: amount per serving
Calories 210  .  Total Fat 13.2g  .  Sodium 284mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.7g  .  Cholesterol 167mg  .  Protein 12.8g

notes: You can also use apple sauce in this recipe instead of the canola oil if you’d like to cut the fat. I love to serve these pancakes with 100% Pure Maple Syrup and some fresh berries but you can also serve it with Agave Nectar, by dusting some powdered sugar on top or even by slathering some Almond Butter on and then topping with your favorite syrup. There is no right or wrong way to eat a pancake! FYI: this recipe doesn’t make very many of the pancakes, which I don’t mind since we are limiting the quantity we eat, although, they are super filling so I usually can only eat two.

… happy healthy eating in 2013!

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