Question for you, what is your earliest childhood memory? I know, making you do a little bit of work here, but bear with me. Most of our early childhood memories start at around the age of 4. My earliest memory was my mom calling me in from playing outside and having me decide whether I wanted to go to Preschool or take gymnastics. Of course I picked preschool because I was all about getting the backpack. To this day I’m still a bag lover, what can I say.
So the point of all this memory talk is that I WANT TO CREATE MEMORIES for my kids. I want them to remember waking up on Saturday morning to pancakes. Then if you are really feeling ambitious you could even make them look like cute little animals. I did this for my kids and they freaked out, in the best way. Only bad thing is I can never get away with a normal plain just syrup pancake again. So you have been warned. But they love it, and I love that they love it.
These pancakes have cottage cheese in them, which I was a little weary here of at fist. But, IT IS HEAVEN. These are my family’s favorite pancakes. Plus, bonus that they have a decent amount of protein in them. When we eat them our favorite thing to put on them is fruit or fruit syrup. The fruit just pairs amazing with the hint of cheese in the pancake. I personally don’t think these are “syrup pancakes” but my kids would beg to differ. Eden always has them with syrup. Another good option is to put cookie butter on them. May not be the healthiest, but definitely delicious.
RECIPE: Makes about 10 small pancakes
1 cup cottage cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons agave (or honey)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Butter or oil spray
Optional: half scoop of your favorite vanilla protein
Place the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Add all dry ingredients, and then finish with your 1/4 cup of milk.
Unlike a normal pancake, I like to cook these at low temp and really let them cook majority of the time on one side. These do take longer than a normal pancake to cook, just be patient.
- Use a whole lot of butter on your pan before putting the batter on
- If the batter sits to long it thickens up quite a bit, just add a little water if needed