Problem Pancakes

May 28, 2008

 Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancake

with Berry Syrup 

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Up early for a workout this morning because I am taking care of my mother in law as she goes through a tooth procedure today. We’re leaving at 8:15 for the dentist so I decided to get my workout done first thing.

At the gym I hopped on the Stairmaster for 30 minutes, plus 10 on the Stat bike and 5 of abs. I had a Vans blueberry waffle with PB before I left. I’m not crazy about these and much prefer Kashi brand.

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The husband and I decided on cottage cheese pancakes this morning but didn’t have time to make a batch of small ones. So we combined oatmeal pancakes with the cottage cheese pancakes for this hybrid.

For 2 large pancakes:

  • 2 packets of instant oatmeal (we only had thick rolled oats that I bought in bulk at EarthFare so I didn’t think they would absorb properly so I used instant instead)
  • 1/2 a cup of egg whites
  • 1/2 a cup of fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 small banana sliced for placing on the top

Let sit for 15 minutes. Spray with cooking spray and cook over medium heat.

BUT – I don’t know if it was the batter or the pan, but despite the cooking spray these stuck horribly. We had a time getting them out of the pan and flipped in one piece. So I’m not sure I’d recommend this recipe hybrid!

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For the berry sauce, we combined a 1/3 cup of fresh blueberries with about 1/2 a cup of frozen mixed berries with a tbsp of splenda and a quarter cup of water and cooked over medium heat until it reduced and was bubbly, about 5-7 minutes. It was almost like jam!

With berry sauce and almonds -

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With hot tea -

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Breakfast was filling, but not as much as oatmeal. I hope it holds me through the dentist!

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1 D May 28, 2008 at 7:24 am

I know you don’t explicitly count calories anymore, but do you have an estimation of how many calories that pancake would be? I find it difficult to estimate calories of food and was wondering if there’s a good way to follow a rough guide? thanks!

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2 Anne May 28, 2008 at 7:28 am

the instant oatmeal is probably what stuck, that stuff is generally like paste!

I use the biggest rolled oats, but just blend them for a couple seconds so that they’re almost like oat flour, mix that w/ the baking powder, and then mix wet with dry, and poor directly into the sprayed non-stick pan

works like a charm every time!

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3 hk May 28, 2008 at 7:35 am

i like the combo of 2 yummy recipes in one:) have a great wednesday!

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4 Melissa (the other one) May 28, 2008 at 7:41 am

Those muffins from yesterday look awesome!!

Good idea for a pancake topper!!

YUCK! I HATE BUGS!

(Sorry, I just combined comments for 3 posts into one :) )

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5 Romina May 28, 2008 at 8:00 am

Sorry they didn’t turn out, but the sauce looks delish!

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6 Betsy in Pittsburgh May 28, 2008 at 8:27 am

This is way random but someone at work told me about this movie (I’d never heard of it), but you MUST watch the trailer, you will laugh out loud at the ridiculousness that is…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Cm4Cy3rxs

It’s called “The Peanut Butter Solution”. Yikes.

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7 healthyceliac May 28, 2008 at 8:33 am

Your plate in that picture is awesome. It almost as if it were made for a pancake!

Sorry that the pancakes weren’t all you hoped they would be, but they photographed well :)

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8 oatmeal May 28, 2008 at 8:38 am

Cooked berries in general = amazing. :D I liked how you used it with the pancake–so much better than syrup, in my opion :p
Too bad the pancake wasn’t what you expected! The idea is interesting though!

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9 Katers May 28, 2008 at 8:40 am

Betsy – I am going to have nightmares about that movie for weeks. I don’t exactly know why, but that trailer creeped the hell out of me!

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10 Heather May 28, 2008 at 9:30 am

LOL at “hybrid” pancake!

I’m sorry that they stuck… but they do look delicious!

Betsy- The Peanut Butter Solution was one of my favorite movies growing up!! The one where PB causes the kid’s hair to grow? I hadn’t thought of that one in forever!

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11 Jessica May 28, 2008 at 9:32 am

The pancakes look really good! I’m going to have to try this hybrid, but maybe use regular oatmeal. Have you ever tried ricotta cheese pancakes? They seem similar and would be great with berries too – http://johnstonesvinblanc.blogspot.com/2007/07/pasta-for-dinner-and-sweet-pancakes-for.html

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12 magpie May 28, 2008 at 9:38 am

I still haven’t tried the cottage cheese pancake but it looks good (even if it did stick). I wonder if it would be good with the banana mixed in… Probably :)

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13 Becca May 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

Sorry the pancakes didn’t turn out as planned, they still look good, and the berry sauce sounds great!

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14 Jessica May 28, 2008 at 9:48 am

looks like we’re breakfast twins today! this morning i enjoyed two mini oatmeal pancakes with mashed banana and fresh raspberries topped with trader joe’s reduced sugar raspberry preserves. i also had trouble with them sticking in the pan, but there’s an explanation–i forgot the cooking spray!! even though i ended up eating one of them “taco” style, they were delicious anyway.

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15 Betsy May 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

i always have a problem when i make pancakes. no matter what i do, something goes awry!!! i should not be allowed to make pancakes.

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16 claire May 28, 2008 at 10:49 am

my husband is the pancake cooker at our house–I always burn or undercook them.

you pancake looks pretty in the picture!

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17 VeggieGirl May 28, 2008 at 10:49 am

No worries, the pancakes still look scrumptious to me! Try to have fun at the dentist ;0)

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18 Nick May 28, 2008 at 11:00 am

Hmm, I’m not sure why it didn’t work either. Perhaps there wasn’t enough oats to soak up all the liquid (egg whites and cheese). It’s the same recipe as the original cottage cheese pancakes except less oats. Maybe the cheese crisped and clung to the surface?

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19 Sidi May 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

Sorry for that Kath! It looks good, though.

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20 bcgirl May 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

Betsy in Pittsburgh, that’s hilarious that you found that trailer on YouTube. I watched that movie as a child on tv one day and had horrific nightmares from it for a week! I don’t know why, but it was such a scary, creepy movie. I’m sure if I watched it now though I’d probably laugh out loud!

Kath – I’d love to venture out and try some of your oatmeal pancakes but I’m still trying to perfect my bowl of oatmeal! haha. Baby steps. :)

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21 Kath May 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm

D,
Here’s a breakdown:
100 for oatmeal
45 for 1/4 cup CC
30 for egg whites
45 for 1/2 a small banana
= about 220 kcal. each. (without toppings)

Betsy in Pittsburgh,
Wow. A teeny tiny memory in the back of my brain thinks I saw that just based on the shot when he’s spreading the goo on his bald head.

Strange!

Kath

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