Guilt-Free Pancakes!

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Pancakes? On a childbirth website?  Yep! I’ve been talking to some of my preggo friends about the importance of eating high-protein foods while pregnant, and my husband suggested I post this recipe for high-protein, low-carb pancakes. Yes, these pancakes are guilt-free and SO GOOD!

They only have 5 ingredients… butter, eggs, cottage cheese, self-rising flour and vanilla!

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Here are the directions:

Melt 6 TBSP of butter and whip in 1 cup of cottage cheese until smooth.

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Then add the 4 eggs and beat them until smooth.  (Okay, my batter doesn’t look all that smooth, but we just sorta gave up on it for the picture and it still worked great!)

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Then add 1/2 cup self-rising flour and 1 tsp of vanilla. Beat that til…whenever and pour the batter onto a hot griddle. (We use coconut oil on our griddle, btw.)

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Cook them til they are bubbly-ish and the edges look done.  (You know what I mean if you’ve ever cooked pancakes, right?) We peek under them to see if they are as brown as we like. Flip them over and cook until you think they are done. (That second side always seems to cook a lot faster, huh?)

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Then drizzle them with whatever syrup or topping you like. We used pure maple syrup here, but these are also wonderful topped with fresh fruit. Or maple syrup AND fresh fruit!  A little syrup goes a long way, so it doesn’t take much. I kept asking my husband to keep drizzling for the photo, though, so I could catch the syrup pouring out. We drizzled a little bit too much…. 🙂

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I didn’t post the pic of the pancakes with tons of syrup, since this is supposed to be guilt-free. 🙂 But anyway, these pancakes are seriously GOOD!  If you make them thin, they almost have a crepe-like texture. If you make them thick, they have a wonderful chewy texture. This recipe will make about 12-14 pancakes.  And you don’t have to tell anyone they are made out of cottage cheese! They’ll never know! I promise!

Let me know if you made them and what you think!  (Sorry I have so many exclamation points! I’m so excited about these pancakes! hee hee hee)



Oh, here’s the recipe typed out, in case you want to just copy/paste. I don’t have the little widget thing yet that lets me send you to a “print” page. (I know… I’m in the Dark Ages! :))

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Guilt-Free)

Melt 6 TBSP butter (or you can use 1/2 butter and 1/2 oil)

Whip in 1 cup cottage cheese until smooth.

Add 4 eggs, 1/2 cup self-rising flour and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat all together.

Pour onto hot griddle, remove and eat. That’s it.  Makes about 12-14.

(I got this recipe from my sister, and I have no idea who she got it from. But it is GOOD.)

About Julie

Hi, I'm a Southern girl who has loved the birthin' scene for over 25 years! I'm a CAPPA certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified doula, an ALPP certified lactation counselor and a Healthy Moms Fitness certified perinatal fitness instructor. I consider it a blessing and an honor to work with and serve pregnant women and new moms, and I would love to help you feel more informed and comfortable about your pregnancy, birth or postpartum.
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