According to Google, pancakes are awesome, healthy, and better than waffles. They are also made out of pancakes (?). Why is Google’s predictive searching so amusing to me?
Anyway, my sister came home and visited for the weekend and brought home pumpkin cream cheese! Despite the fact that I still wish it was summer, it has been in the 60s in the morning (80s in the afternoon still) and there is pumpkin cream cheese cream in my fridge. This means that it is time for a fall-ish breakfast.
Normal people put cream cheese on bagels, but why limit yourself? Cream cheese is great on lots of foods, including pancakes!
Maple Protein Pancakes (serves 1)
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1 t real maple syrup
- lots of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
You can just mix and spoon on to pan if you want the texture from the oats. I really like it that way, but this time, I decided to blend all the ingredients in my Magic Bullet before cooking. Blending will result in a more traditional pancake texture.
And then I decided to add almond butter and some Cascadian Farms Maple Granola, too!
These pancakes are a great alternative to oatmeal and use pretty much the same ingredients. You just add egg whites, cottage cheese, and baking powder to the oats and cook on a pan instead of in a pot or microwave. Some of you may add egg whites or cottage cheese to you oats anyway. And pancakes are just as fun to add creative toppings to as oatmeal :).
What is your favorite fall themed breakfast?