This IS a Heather original! I came up with the recipe many years ago. I've shared it with several friends and it's now apart of their recipe collection too. These are a perfect Sunday morning breakfast. It's PANCAKES, a weekend tradition for lots of families AND it's perfectly balanced with fat, carbohydrates and protein. No guilt here! And, to top it all off, the recipe makes 24 pancakes. That means leftovers for my family. And leftovers means I don't have to cook breakfast Monday morning, sometimes the most hectic morning of the week for me.
What you'll need:
1 large bowl
1/3 cup flax seeds
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 T baking powder
1-32 oz container cottage cheese (regular, NOT low fat or fat free)
1-16 oz container liquid egg whites
First, grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder.
Transfer to the large bowl.
Grind the oats in the coffee grinder, 1/2 cup at a time, and transfer to the large bowl with the flax seeds.
(OOPS! I didn't take a picture of this step!)
Add the baking powder to the dry mixture bowl with the ground flax seeds and oats.
In the blender add the container of cottage cheese, carton of egg whites and 4 eggs.
Add your bowl of dry ingredients to the blender. (I stirred mine a little bit before taking this picture, but you do not have to stir it. The blender will do that for you)
Liquefy until well combined, about 30 seconds or so.
Transfer the batter back to that large bowl you used for the flour mixture.
Let it rest there while your griddle heats up.
Turn the griddle on to a high setting, 400 degrees for me.
Once the griddle is hot, butter the griddle. Here is my handy way to do so:
Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour the batter onto the griddle making 1/4 cup size pancakes.
Cook until bubbles for on the top and the pancakes are set.
Then, flip and cook another 30 seconds or so.
Continue doing this until all batter is used. It should make about 24 pancakes.
Serve with your favorite topping (agave, maple, etc.)
Store leftovers in the fridge for several days.
Eat them as an afternoon snack with a little peanut butter spread on top and several slices of banana. Roll that baby up and eat it like a burrito.