Here is my prediction: this Cottage Cheese Pancake will soon be one of the most popular breakfasts of humankind.
I know it’s a bold statement, but there are six strong indicators pointing to it. Let me elaborate:
First, it’s super simple to make. The basic recipe just calls for three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats and from start to finish you need a maximum of 12 minutes.
Second, eggs are celebrating a huge comeback. After being looked at suspiciously for decades, it has been proven that eggs don’t negatively affect blood cholesterol and don’t cause heart attacks (1). In other words eggs are super nutritious and completely harmless.
Third, they’re gluten-free, which is very important these days, haha (note: make sure your oats are labeled gluten-free, because they’re sometimes processed in the same factory as gluten-containing grains!)
Fourth, this pancake – because of it’s ingredients – is a 100% natural, no extra powder added, protein powerhouse. Next to gluten-free, high protein products are the rage nowadays. How about 37.5g of protein for breakfast? You’re welcome.
Sixth, they taste bloody good. Period.
Eggs are surging through on a comeback, and gluten-free and high protein are taking over the world. To top it all off, convenient, great tasting weight-loss recipes are an evergreen and always will be.
See the puzzle falling into place? I do. Since the cottage cheese pancakes are riding high on all these trends, they’re a sure bet to become the world’s most popular breakfast from 2016 on. I even ditched my long time favourite the Banana Egg Pancakes for this one!
In case you’re still harbouring any doubts, let’s move to the health section.
Health Benefits – Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Cottage cheese belongs to the healthiest cheese groups out there, being low in carbs, low in fats and loaded with proteins. On top of that, cottage cheese is also high in micronutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 and lots of other nutrients. Dang!
Oats are one of the healthiest grains mother nature came up with. They’re high in fiber, proteins and a whole host of other nutrients.
Not too bad for a breakfast pancake, right?
So tell us:
- Do you think these pancakes have the potential to be more successful than breakfast cereal?
- What is your favourite breakfast dish?
- In general, what was the last dish you’ve been extremely excited about?
- Could you imagine having a smoothie with raw eggs for breakfast?
Edit: Since we released this recipe, they have become my absolute, no doubt favourite breakfast of all time. I seriously love them – Howie was right all along. Dave.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
37.5g of natural protein. Just three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats. 12 minutes from start to finish. You won't be disappointed!
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (no pre-cooking necessary)
- 3 eggs
Get a bowl or, even better, use a blender
- Throw in all the ingredients and whisk/mix until smooth
Fry in a pan with a little oil or butter on low to medium heat.
Flip with a spatula once bubbles start to appear. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
- Simple as!
Here are some ideas on how to pimp these pancakes up! (All optional of course)
* 1 tbsp of coconut powder
* A small handful of hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts
* 1 tbsp of peanut butter
* 1 tbsp of protein powder
* 1 tbsp of raisins
* 1 tsp of cinnamon
* 1 tsp of vanilla extract
* A few thin slices of apple or pear
* Maple syrup
* Cherries, strawberries
* Sugar and lemon juice
EQUIPMENT & PRODUCT TIPS:
You'll need a non-stick pan for successful pancake action, but that's it. See what you think about this pan.
I recently started using coconut oil instead of butter for frying. It works great, especially for pancakes! If you want, give this coconut oil a shot.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you definitely have to check out our Banana Egg Pancakes! Probably even easier to prepare and absolutely delicious. Or if you'd rather like to go into no milk, no egg direction, check out our roundup of these 24 awesome vegan pancakes!
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