19 September 2012

low-carb pancake recipe

19 September 2012

i'm so excited to share a second recipe with you all today! i'll be 100% honest and say that my approach to food at this point is more from the consuming and not so much the creating standpoint. i'm not culinarily gifted, but i do love food and i'm learning as much as i can.

last week, i shared the cake batter ball recipe my foodie friend and i recreated, and today, i'm sharing a much-loved breakfast that the mr. has mastered. he made these no-guilt, low-carb pancakes this weekend and i decided to write up a recipe card to share with you because they are so delicious.

our recipe is adapted from a south beach diet recipe via men's health. one of the things i love most about this recipe is how few ingredients it involves. the full ingredient list is below, but you only need oats, cottage cheese, eggs, and spices!


TIP: although the pancakes are on the small side, you will likely only have room to cook 2-3 pancakes at a time. keep cooked flapjacks warm by storing on a foil-covered plate.


the mr. and i do try to limit refined carbs, but we're not strict about naturally-occuring carbs. or necessary carbs like sweets. we served ours with bacon, fresh fruit, and maple syrup, but use your favorite topping. fresh blueberries would be delicious! 

and to give them a fall flavor, try substituting nutmeg for pumpkin pie spice.



low-carb pancakes


INGREDIENTS
·       1 cup old-fashioned oats
·       ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
·       4 eggs
·       1 tsp. vanilla
·       ¼ tsp. nutmeg
·       ¼ tsp. cinnamon
·       ½ tbsp. butter or non-stick spray (for cooking)

DIRECTIONS
1. process all ingredients in blender until smooth.

2. melt ½ tbsp. butter in frying pan or coat with non-stick spray. pour ¼ cup batter into heated pan.

3. cook over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes each side, until both sides are browned. flip when bubbles form on surface and edges are slightly dry. repeat with remaining batter.

serves 2 and makes approximately 8-10 pancakes

click here to download the recipe card!

21 comments:

Carly | a simple affair said...

I'm always looking for a new recipe, especially for breakfast! Can't say I have ever used a blender for pancakes, but I think it's time!

christin said...

aaahhhh grains + dairy!? This looks great! I just don't know if I'll ever eat cottage cheese again.

Alison Dulaney said...

This looks very good! I would never have though to add oats! I will have to give this one a try:)

xo
Alison

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

I'll pass this recipe on to my husband who loves pancakes but keeps his diet carb-free. He'd love low-carb pancakes!

alongobucco said...

These sound so healthy--I love hearing that they're yummy, too! I'll definitely have to try them out.

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I can't lie...I usually use white, all purpose flour in everything. I know it isn't healthy, but I haven't found a substitute that I like! Maybe I'll need to try these ones though. You very well might change my mind :)

xoxo,
Joelle

Elizabeth // The Now said...

I need this! Pancakes are my favorite!!!! xoxo

Viviana said...

These look amaaaaazing!

Natalie said...

These sound amazing-- bookmarking the recipe now!

Annie said...

Love and so appreciate this!! Pancakes are such a favorite of mine, but have also become a sort of no-no in terms of the guilt/calories/blah blah blah factor. These seem like the perfect compromise!

Laura said...

These look delicious! :)

Sara Russell Interiors said...

Those look delicious!

xo Sara

Megan Diaz said...

Yum! Those look delish! Must try!
xx

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Libi & Lola

Kirby said...

Ooh can't wait to make these!

Kirby
http://www.theshortandthesweetofit.com/

Alex said...

Those look divine! I can't wait for a nice fall weekend to whip these up for breakfast :)

Whitney Cosgrave said...

really? and they taste similar to real pancakes?! wow, I am for SURE trying these (the instant I buy a blender - I am not the most culinarily gifted either!)

Marie-Eve said...

Thanks for sharing ! I'm definitely trying this !


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Taylor said...

ok this looks sooo yummy!! i need to try this immediately - such a cute breakfast display too :)

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Lexi said...

These actually sound really good. I am such a fan of pancakes but I try hard not to eat ALL of those carbs, so this could work!
♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

YUM!
Anything served with bacon is good in my book. ;)
Isn’t That Charming.

Sabrina said...

Pancakes? That are low-calorie? I need this for breakfast EVERY day! And better yet, someone to make them for me every day!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

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