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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our Pancake Compromise

Our Blender Pancakes
For years, we have been addicts to the "IHOP" version of homemade pancakes that my aunt makes.  

They are GOOD, but they are not low carb, nor healthy.  So, after countless attempts to recreate her famous pancakes that we all love, I have finally settled on a compromise with my family.  This is the best that we have created in regards to ingredients and overall nutritional quality.  

(The oats are not soaked in this particular recipe, so far, when I tried that the texture was changed too much and was not too readily accepted by my family- I am still working on this recipe and will post a new addition when we come to an agreement yet again on taste and texture!)

In a high-powered blender (or it may work fine in regular blender too?) Add: (Double-Batch Recipe)

1 large (24 oz) container of 4% cottage cheese (Daisy brand seems to be best in no added ingredients)
7 eggs
2 scoops vanilla whey powder (optional- we add for extra protein content)
5 full teaspoons baking powder (aluminum free)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch sea salt
5 Tbsp buttermilk (or regular milk soured with dash vinegar)
2 cups oatmeal
1 teaspoon xylitol (non GMO source)

Blend and scrape sides as necessary to combine ingredients with spatula.  If you are using a Vitamix, have the plunger ready- you will need it.  Caution, work quick, because the reaction of soda and bak. powder starts working fast too.  It is best to have your pan or skillet preheated to low-medium heat and waiting on you.  Serve with real Maple syrup (grade B), real butter, or try Nature's Hallow Maple Syrup .

This recipe makes enough to serve 8-10 people depending on serving size.  (I love having leftovers when we make these because they freeze great and are an easy breakfast when we are in a hurry!)  I call this my Double-Batch recipe, but if you want to only make a single batch, try this recipe below.

Single Batch:

1/2 large container of cottage cheese (12 oz)
3 eggs
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch sea salt
2 1/2 tbsp buttermilk
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon xylitol

Enjoy!  If you try this recipe in a regular blender let me know how they turn out.  They are kid tested and approved by even the most finicky eaters!

(R and B eat them all the time and don't know it!  :)

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