Breakfast

Hidden Cottage Cheese Pancakes

The addition of protein-rich cottage cheese to this pancake recipe makes it healthy-ish, and totally delicious.

Total Time 20M

Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Darigold small curd cottage cheese (8oz.)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) Darigold butter, melted, plus more for greasing skillet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • grated lemon peel (optional)

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease an oven-proof platter and set aside.
  2. Beat eggs in a medium bowl; stir in cottage cheese, flour, and sugar.
  3. Mix until just blended but still lumpy.
  4. Gently stir in melted butter, vanilla, and grated lemon peel (optional) to combine.
  5. Heat a large non-stick skillet or a griddle over medium heat; swirl a pat of butter over bottom of pan.
  6. Pour batter onto the skillet in 1/4-cups portions onto the skillet, allowing for space between each pancake.
  7. Cook until edges are light golden brown and bubbles form on the top.
  8. Turn pancakes over and cook until the bottoms are light golden brown. Pancakes should be crispy outside and creamy inside.
  9. Place cooked pancakes on platter in 200°F.-oven to keep warm while you cook remaining pancakes.

Best served with butter and our Orange Buttermilk Syrup. Makes about 16 (4-inch) pancakes.