Update: This recipe has been updated, click here: Banana Pancakes with Maple Peanut Butter.
I spent a long time trying to find a healthy pancake recipe. You could simply substitute whole wheat flour for regular flour and they turn out decent, but I wanted more. Eventually I gave up the search and then one day I came across the famed cottage cheese page. On there was a simple recipe for cottage cheese pancakes, a highly unexpected ingredient. With some tweaking, I believe I have created the world’s healthiest pancakes!
3/4 cup egg substitute or egg whites
1 cup oats (regular or instant)
1 cup 1% or nonfat cottage cheese with salt
1 medium banana, ripe
dash of cinnamon
chopped nuts (optional)
dark chocolate chips (optional)
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree. Add any optional ingredients and pour onto a hot skillet. Smaller pancakes are easier to flip. I like to top mine with a spread of my homemade Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter and topped with defrosted strawberries with the extra juice on top. These are what get me up in the morning. Makes 15 (3″) pancakes