Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, cottage cheese & the sweetener of your choice! Fluffy & delicious – impressive!
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Cottage Cheese in Pancakes!? Yes!
Stop, don’t go! These pancakes are totally delicious – you’d never suspect they were a healthy pancake made with cottage cheese & whole wheat flour!
I know cottage cheese doesn’t sound like a usual pancake ingredient – but it works, and it works well. Using straight whole wheat flour in pancakes can be tricky. The cottage cheese not only helps make these pancakes moist, but it also helps give them a fluffy, spongey texture.
Recently I’ve been working on recipes for a diabetic in my family. Pancakes were definitely something they missed, so I set out to make some good low-carb pancakes.
I made these Flax Pancakes (click for recipe) and they have been a HUGE hit from all that have tried them. I must say, they’re pretty darn impressive for being just about carb-free.
I make a few savory style pancakes with cottage cheese and decided to try them out as a more sweet breakfast pancake.
Success! The pancake lovers were in love ♥
No one ever guesses that cottage cheese is one of the main ingredients in this recipe.
Although you may see traces of cottage cheese in the pancakes – you’ll taste no curds. They seem to magically melt into the pancake : )
Oh, and no one guesses that there is no all-purpose flour nor any sugar.
That leads us into the discussion of alternative & artificial sweeteners.
I’ve (personally) never cared for artificial sweeteners and I don’t use them for myself.
Now that I find myself cooking for a diabetic I’ve been experimenting with every artificial & alternative sweetener under the sun. I just can’t get thru them all – and every time I go to the store I find a new one. The selection is awesome but exhausting!
All that blabbing leads to this – use whatever sweetener you’d like. I’ve been using Sweet Leaf sweetener, so that’s what I used here. So far this has been one of my preferred low calorie & low carb sweeteners. It doesn’t have much of a funky taste and a little goes a long way. I actually use less than what the bag recommends.
If you have no dietary restrictions than go ahead and use good old granulated sugar. I’d suggest 1 -2 tablespoon depending on taste.
Pancakes for everyone! Enjoy!
Healthy Whole Wheat Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup whole milk/4% cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon SweetLeaf Sugar Leaf sweetener or preferred artificial sweetener or 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- butter about 1 tablespoon
- Beat eggs.
- Whisk in cottage cheese and remaining ingredients.
- Add butter to griddle or frying pan and heat to medium heat.
- Pour out pancakes in about ¼ cup portions – I use a ladle.
- Cook for 3 minutes or until set and golden brown, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy. I serve with butter and an assortment of syrups & jams. Sugar free syrup, real maple syrup, chocolate syrup….
- Makes about 4 pancakes – 1 generous serving or 2 light servings.