Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SNOWcakes

What a great snow day!

Everyone slept in nice and late this morning!

Then we let Cloe pick what we should have for breakfast.

PANCAKES!

I've seen several recipes for pancakes that call for cottage cheese.  So, with all the snow, I thought we'd try adding a little white to our pancakes.  SNOWcakes!


WOW!  These were like nothing I could have imagined.  SO light and fluffy and delicious!
Plus, they really pack a punch of calcium!


The recipe is from the Everyday Food PBS show.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes
(serves 4)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
2/3 cup milk
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 teaspoons vegetable oil

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in cottage cheese, milk, egg whites, and vanilla.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium. Working in batches, drop cottage cheese mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into pan (2 or 3 at a time). (Don't worry, the cottage cheese just melts into the pancake!)
  3. Cook until bottoms are set and tops have small bubbles, about 1 minute. Turn pancakes and cook until just firm in the center, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat, using remaining 3 teaspoons oil for the other batches. 
So light and fluffy!


 We needed a good, hearty breakfast so we could get on with our Groundhog Day celebrations!

    3 comments:

    H-Mama said...

    Oh my goodness, girl. You are too fun. Looks like a yummy, memorable day. :)

    Anonymous said...

    So cute! Andrew scooped for hours, so when he got home we had Mexican omelettes--lunchy enough for him, breakfasty for me and Titus, who'd snagged some raw nuts to tide us over. :) Jess

    Amy@My Front Porch said...

    I loved your Groundhog day ideas -- you're such a fun mom! I'll bet Lily would love "snowcakes" -- that might be breakfast tomorrow! :)

    P.S. Will you be at Abby's open house Sat.? I think I'm planning on going so I thought I could bring your check along if you'd be there too :)