Fenn woke up early this morning, 7 am. If you know us, you know this is early. We are in summer mode, and usually get up around 9 these days. When he wakes up early like this, we normally give him his 8 oz bottle, and he goes right back to sleep. Not today. He was still starving! This little man has been eating us out of house and home lately. Looking out the window and seeing the rainy day ahead I figured it was definitely a morning for pancakes! There is just something about rainy days that screams pancakes to me.
I have been playing around with many new pancake recipes trying to find one that is packed with more nutrients and less flour. I think I have finally found the perfect one! Cottage cheese pancakes! I know this may sound a little strange at first, but trust me, they are yummy. These are the most light and fluffy pancakes. They practically melt in your mouth. Plus, you get the added bonus of all the protein from the cottage cheese.
3 eggs separated – lightly beat the yolks
1 cup full fat organic cottage cheese ( I prefer full fat, especially since Fenn is eating these too, and he needs this healthy fat in his diet.)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 c of sugar (I use raw sugar or turbinado sugar)
1/3 c all purpose flour (you could substitute almond flour or another gluten free option)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
a couple pinches of cinnamon
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a separate mixing bowl and stir together.
Gently fold in the egg whites with a rubber spatula.
Heat your pan to medium high and spray it with coconut oil (or oil of your choice).
Pour about a 1/4 c of batter into the pan and cook until it bubbles. Then flip and cook a few more minutes.
Easy and delicious! My growing man had his pancake and a whole banana! I had mine with a bit of maple syrup
After breakfast Fenn and I headed to the Museum of Fine Arts, a perfect way to spend a rainy day. We saw the Soto exhibit, which Mr. Fenn loved. Our visit was short lived though, my 24 lb museum goer (who decided not use his new found walking skills) got very heavy!