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++.
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
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Blend all the ingredients except the blueberries in a small food processor until smooth
- 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)
- Eat while observing epic feats of athleticism on the telly.