Thanks for cottage cheese pancakes!

  •  I don't remember who posted this recipe or where it went, I found it when I first started coming on here, so I am starting this thread to say thank you.

    I am one of those people who would start to gag when I tried to eat cottage cheese and this has allowed me to eat it, also gives me a quick grab and go meal that is not a shake or a bar when I make and freeze them. Here is the recipe for anyone who missed it.

    1 cup oatmeal
    1 cup cottage cheese
    1 cup egg whites

    Mix in a blender or food processor and cook like pancakes. This ratio makes 2 supersize pancakes that are one meal each, with approx. 35g protein and 35g carb according to original author.  I make bigger or smaller batches and just keep the ratio the same, equal amounts of all three ingredients, and it works fine.

    I find it easier to make several smaller pancakes equal to one large one and bag them together so that one bag is one meal. Take it out of freezer and nuke it for a bit or take it out and with me when leaving, it will thaw and be ready to eat when I am ready for it. My husband cannot do this, he has to have syrup on a pancake, but it is perfect for me!

    I have also been mixing cottage cheese w/yogurt, using less and less yogurt to try and acclimate myself to it. Maybe by the end of the challenge I will be able to eat it plain or with fruit.

    I did try it in a blender with fruit but could not eat that either.

    So, THANK YOU to whomever posted that recipe! :)



    --- Kitty


  • Sounds interesting. I guess I will have to try it.

    Thanks for the new recipe.

    PS- Cottage cheese used to make me puke when I smelled it. I now eat it like a champ!

    Stacy Lynn

  • Kitty, approximately how many egg whites is a cup, do you know? I just know that one egg white is 3.5g protein.

    I mix my cottage cheese and yogurt all the time, love it! Have you tried blending the yogurt and CC in blender? Kinda reminds me of a thick smoothie of sorts...

    I think I will make me some of these pancakes this weekend...I'm actually home!!!! :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • DebMO,

    I have used the cartons of egg whites and I have seperated the eggs, using large eggs I find about 6 eggs to make about a cup of egg whites. It always seems to be a little short or a little much give or take an egg, never exactly one cup... lol, can't put nature in a precise measurement I guess.

    I did half cup batches for one meal and started measuring the mixtures and size of the pancake to figure out how many small ones made a meal, I now make 4-5 quarter cup size pancakes for one meal.

    I have been scared to try the cottage cheese in a blender since the peach/cheese fiasco... it still makes me shudder when I think of the taste, texture was like a smoothie tho.

    --- Kitty


  • Kitty-try it, you never know! I use ff CC and Dannon's nf favorite is strawberry/banana... :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...



    I have used the recipe for years.  It is the only kind we eat.  I do add vanilla, stevia, and cinnamon.  I admit that for the kids batch, I add mini Choc Chip morsels, but not a lot.  This week is standardized testing for the kids, and in an effort to feed them good brain food I have already made them CC pancakes three days so far this week!!  They love them, and even with a few choc. chips, I gotta think they are still better for them than lucky charms, right?  I hope so!!

    Julie (in VA)

  • This recipe is in the Eating for Life book. Add a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and a packet of Splenda and you have Body-for-Life Breakfast Heaven! The recipe is called "Golden Pancakes" and I have my whole house eating them.... Mwahaha..... ;)

    You can also double the batch (or triple.. whatever trips your trigger!) put the extra pancakes in your fridge and pop them in the toaster for breakfast tomorrow!! Yummy!

    Recipe in the book also calls for a 1/4 of pure maple syrup, but I like them just fine without! :D

    "The limits you are living with right now, in every aspect of your existence, have been created by your mind. They are perceptions. And they are holding you back. You are capable of far more than you think you are." -Bill Phillips

  • Pretty much what Kimmie said.You can get a natural sugar free syrup also.  Those are good pancakes and quite honestly after eating things like these pancakes I can't ever imagine going back to the standard.

  • Whole Foods sells sugar free maple syrup. Do not get that confused with maple flavored. I have not been able to find it anywhere else. Amazing stuff! I put a light drizzle on my salmon...MMMMMMMMM!

    Keep the faith!

    Faithful Renee :0)

  • It really is good stuff Renee.  I've never tried it on anything else, but possibly I will try it on my Tilapia on fish nights.  Good call.

  • I tried the cottage cheese pancakes for the first time this morning and fell in LOVE!  It was so easy and I can think of seveal ways to tweak it.  Add a little cinnamon, nutmeg, etc...

    The recipe I found called for 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1/2 cup of ff cottage cheese, and 4 eggs whites.  The batter made about 6 regular size pancakes.  The protein was the right for me (20/20) but I was concerned about the carbs being low with only a 1/2 cup of oatmeal so I added a 1/2 cup of blueberries.  It was one of the best breakfasts I've had!  

  • I just made these pancakes and I've got to say that was a HUGE amount of food and I am stuffed!  Doesn't seem right?!  Used 1/2 cup of oatmeal (27/carbs), 1/2 cup of cottage cheese (14/protein) and 1/2 cup egg sub (12/protein). Maybe eat 3 of the 4 pancakes???

  • Genarena,

    If you make four pancakes out of that recipe, then three would be great for most women, looking for about 20gms carbs and 20gms protein per meal.  Each of your pancakes would have 8.25gms carbs, and 7gms protein.  I added in the 6gms of carbs in cottage cheese, and the 5gms of protein in oats.  That gets you to 24.75gms carbs in three pancakes, and 21gms protein.    They are so tasty!

    Good luck!  Julie (in VA)

  • I also make these all the tume. i usually add a scoop of protein in mine, yummy.  they are good cold too.i

  • Yikes!  I ate the whole batch.  I thought that b/c it's 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 4 egg whites (what I might normally have alone as a breakfast) that one batch was per person.  I guess I wasn't thinking about the 1/2 cup of cottage cheese.  

    It's also a cardio day for me so I was starving:D