Easy Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Oats + cottage cheese + eggs = pancake? I was very suspicious when I spotted this recipe in Red magazine yesterday. But it was Sunday morning and all that watching Rafa Nadal's sexy legs at the Australian Open was making me hungry.

I was surprised at how tasty these babies were, considering the modest list of ingredients. And since you blast the ingredients together in a food processor until they're totally smooth (except the blueberries) they didn't taste at all cottage cheesy or eggy, which I'd feared. You might make them and think that ain't a pancake – for one, they're not as fluffy as the traditional floury kind. But speaking as as a non-connoisseur of pancakes they tasted good and Sunday breakfast-y to me. Stupidly quick to make, a healthy balance of ingredients and very filling. WILL MAKE AGAIN A++.

Pancake

Easy Blueberry Oat Pancakes

from James Duigan's Clean & Lean Diet Cookbook, via Red magazine, March 2012.

Serves 1 very generously, or 2 with more restrain than I.

50g/1.75oz rolled oats
100g/3.5oz low fat cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
50g/1.75oz blueberries

  1. Blend all the ingredients except the blueberries in a small food processor until smooth
  2. Pour a ladleful into a heated non-stick pan, and cook for two minures each side (I just poured it in straight from the food processor bowl, then pressed in the blueberries, cooked for two minutes, then flipped over)
  3. Eat while observing epic feats of athleticism on the telly.
Pancakes
Screenshot from weightlossresources.co.uk.

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13 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Oat Pancakes

  1. Well they look better than they sound. So I may just get around to trying them myself one day!

    Maybe when the Olympics are on, to make sure that I can complete step 3 properly :)

  2. The end product looks good! But I normally hate the texture of cottage cheese, will I be able to face the pancakes without realising they contain cottage cheese?
    x

  3. @Laura – since it’s all blended in a food processor, there’s no cottage cheese texture – it’s totally smooth. Surprised me as I am no cottage cheese fan!

  4. These look fab and sound amazingly easy. Cooks in a non-stick pan with no oil you say?

    I do like a bit of cottage cheese where there are other ingredients to add flavour (it works well in french toast mix too).

  5. Sophie I’ve been meaning to try your french toast idea! Love french toast.

    I’m not a fan of those cooking sprays (weird ingredients) so yes I poured it straight into my non-stick pan and it didn’t stick. I was sure it would stick, but when it came time to flip it just worked perfectly – the pancake had a very smooth underside! I dunno why that would be? Is cottage cheese magic?! A “normal” pancake would have stuck without buttering the pan.

    There *was* some blueberry outlines left on the bottom of the pan that took a bit of gentle scrubbing to remove when I washed it up!

  6. Didja know yesterday was Blueberry Pancakes Day? Maybe that was just in the States? I just read about it last night, too late to make pancakes at our house. Gonna try this recipe…for sure.

  7. We’re big pancake fans here, so shall be trying this out (perhaps with a sneaky drizzle of maple syrup) for sure.

  8. Ok, I’ll admit that we dumb Americans don’t understand either grams or ounces (a cup? a 1/4 cup?) but is it really true that one serving is 435 calories? That seems like a lot, no?

  9. These seem like an awesome idea and would be good to try different fruits in there too. I like the idea of a sweet and savoury combo too. Will definitely be giving these a try…maybe with strawberries though :)

  10. I have the tips of all tips!

    I made some similar babies yesterday, but what I did was I separated the eggs and whipped (?) the egg whites until they got all fluffy and puffy. The egg yolks I put in the blender with the rest of the mixture. Then I carefully mixed the cottage cheese mix in with the egg whites and VOILA! Super fluffy pancakes!