One of the challenges of breakfast time for adults and kids is trying to get protein if you are tired of smooties and/or eggs. This recipes does still have eggs in it, but at least it is a pancake. I really like these and so do some people who won’t ordinarily eat cottage cheese. The kids can also help make them and I always double this batch in order to have some leftovers.
COTTAGE CHEESE AND BANANA PANCAKES
16 oz lowfat cottage cheese
2/3 cup whole wheat, oat, or spelt flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats or muesli
2 whole eggs
4 egg whites
3 Tablespoons honey
½ tsp Vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon and nutmeg
2 bananas chopped
*A yummy option is throwing in some nuts and seeds as well.
Preheat griddle to 300-325 degrees or medium heat. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add a little more liquid if necessary,but the batter will be MUCH chunkier and thicker than normal pancake better so don’t stress about that. Cook pancakes using a full half cup measure of batter for each pancake. Cook on first side for about 5 minutes then turn for another 3 minutes. The pancake should be golden brown if the grill is at the right temperature. If it is too dark, then turn down the heat(or turn up if they are taking too long.) Serve with REAL maple syrup, fruit topping or eat plain.
Each half cup of batter will provide ABOUT 20-23 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbohydrate and 4 grams fat. If eating these after a workout, then make sure to add honey or maple syrup as a topping and/or 1-2 servings fruit on the side depending on how many carbs you need. Make sure you have a full and satifsfied belly post workout when you are done eating.
REMINDER: SLRUNNINGCO is starting our FREE year long monthly series on “going long” in the endurance world. Our first seminar is this Thursday May, 21th at 7:30 pm at the Highland Dr. location. I will be giving the first presentation on the basics of training in order to keep your volume down and what is means to really be fit before you start the longer journey towards half/full marathons and/or half/full ironman. Part of the discussion will also be about when to decide to do certain events and how they may impact your life. Lots of great stuff for sure and in the future we will have other really great topics and presenters including BJ Christenson. Oh and this is open to triathletes and runners. Keep in mind that some months will be geared towards tri stuff, but that will be obvious by the title of the seminar. see the website for more info. http://www.saltlakerunningco.com/ And if you will excuse me, I need to finish my power point presentation for Thursday’s seminar!