High Protein Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat germ

Put the cottage cheese into a food processor, and blitz till very, very smooth.  Add eggs and blitz again till smooth. Add the vanilla, salt and wheat germ; pulse a couple of times. Dump in flour and pulse till incorporated.  If the batter is too thick to pour as pancake batter, add a small amount of milk until it is of the consistency that you like.  Heat up a skillet until droplets of water splashed onto it jump around and evaporate.  Pour a little canola oil onto the skillet, heat it, and spread it around.

Ladle batter onto skillet into the size and shape you like your pancakes to be.  Cook the first side until tiny holes — not just bubbles — appear in the surface of the pancake.  Flip over and cook the other side until golden.  Serve hot with your choice of topping, such as fresh fruit with whipped cream; butter and real maple syrup; applesauce; or a fruit sauce made with frozen berries, a little honey, a bit of cornstarch, and a tiny bit of water.

These freeze very well, and can be reheated in a dry frying pan, a toaster, or in the microwave.

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