Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Recipe to Share

Now…I have shared a few recipes with you on my blog from time to time before.  However, I must tell you…I would share more recipes and photos of me making them except for the fact that I am a terribly messy cook.  There it is…out in the open now.  Whew!  I feel so much better. 

Seriously though, when I get flour out of the bin, for instance, inevitably more gets onto the floor, the counter, and me than into the bowl…or so it seems.  I am also very accident prone.  I spill this and knock that over, bonk my head, stub my toe.  Just ask my hubby.  His famous words about me are, “That’s my wife!”  Needless to say, it’s not a pretty sight…nor does it make for photo op moments. 

I do, however, have a lot of recipes that I would love to share, so for me it is just better if I show you the end result.  Then we all win.  And I don’t have to worry about making my cooking scene look good in the process.  Now…if I can just remember to take the picture!  That’s happened before too.  I remember after dinner that I wanted to photograph that pie or casserole, etc.  If fact that was just about the case in this situation with this recipe I am going to share today.  I was half-way into eating and remembered that I wanted to photograph it.  So I took another helping to prepare it for the photo and then I couldn’t finish eating it…I was too stuffed! 

So on to the recipe!

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Pancakes! 

But wait!  These aren’t your every day, run-of-the-mill pancakes.  These are special.  Maybe you’ve come across them before, but I hadn’t until my friend E told me about them recently and now they are a permanent breakfast fixture in our house.  We call them Protein Pancakes or Oatmeal Pancakes (that certainly sounds more appealing than “protein pancakes” I think).  They are super easy to make and so full of flavor!  Here’s how we do it:

In the blender mix well:

1 egg per person eating – so if you have 4 to feed, use 4 eggs, etc.

1/4 cup oatmeal per egg

1/4 cup cottage cheese per egg

1 tsp sweetener per egg + 1 tsp – again, if you have 4 to feed, use 5 tsp sweetener; use your favorite sweetener, sugar, honey, etc.

cinnamon to taste

vanilla to taste

 

Cook on a hot griddle the same way you would with traditional pancakes.  These pancakes take no time at all to make and our family just loves them!  Seriously, I looked at the clock this morning when I was making them and it took me no longer (maybe even less) than 10 minutes from the time I started mixing the batter to the time we sat down to eat.  You can also use anything you like for topping - syrup, fruit, but our favorite right now is butter and honey. 

The nice thing about this recipe, also, is that you can tweak it to your personal taste.  You can add other ingredients or change the ones already listed.  They are super filling too.  And I love knowing that I’m not just feeding my family empty carbs and tons of sugar for breakfast. 

So I hope you get to try these!  Let me know in the comments section how you like them!

1 comment:

  1. These sounds great!!! I'm a messy cook too ;-)

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