Power Pancake Recipe
Equal parts of each:
1 cup Whole eggs
1 cup Uncooked Quick cooking oats (organic or non)
1 cup Cottage cheese
Ok ok ok! I know you all are probably thinking, “what in the fresh....kinda pancake is this??!!”
Just trust me on this one. You can surely use just egg whites here, but studies are showing that the yolk actually has more protein and nutrients than the white itself so you may as well use the whole egg and get as much out of your meal as possible!
As for the cottage cheese, it’s up to you to use fat free, low fat, or full fat. Whatever you decide, be mindful of the sugar content as most low or fat free options of any food add sugar to make up for flavor that fat provides. I personally like Daisy brand as it has the fewest ingredients.
I like to start with cracking the eggs into a liquid measuring cup. If you’re a little below or above your 1 cup line it’s not going to matter that you use 1 cup of the other two ingredients.
Mix all three ingredients in a bowl. (*optional; you can put all of this in a blender or bullet to smooth out the batter to make it feel more smooth but the texture isn’t bad once you cook them.)
Now from here it’s totally up to you as far as adding flavor to your batter. A little pure vanilla extract, pinch of salt, cinnamon, cardamom, etc. You can even add fruit like sliced or mashed bananas, berries, cacao nibs, hemp hearts, chia seeds, a little pumpkin purée, what have you. Just remember that the more you add, especially with bananas and berries, you’re also increasing the sugar content.
Cook these bad boys on a griddle or skillet just like a regular pancake! Scooping about 1/4c of batter into the pan using a little oil if you need and flip when bubbles start to form in the middle of the batter.
These are some of my personal favorite quick snacks! I purposely make extra so I can smear a little peanut butter or honey (or both!) onto them for a quick breakfast or smash two together for a sandwich! And don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors. I’ve made these somewhat savory as well using pumpkin purée, curry, black pepper, ginger, and turmeric spices. Roasted beets pair well with cardamom and cacao nibs.
Asia is a Wyoming native. She fell in love with yoga at a local studio and it changed her life in many ways for the better! Yoga encouraged her to begin rock climbing and get certified as a RYT200. Her favorite activities include anything in the sunshine! Hiking, sun sipping, camping, and her newest addiction, rock climbing! (Which yoga has helped IMMENSELY)