Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

Cottage cheese isn’t something that I normally have in the refrigerator.  I don’t have anything against cottage cheese, per se (aside from the fact that it doesn’t look very appetizing).  I guess I just don’t like a lot of dishes that contain cottage cheese.Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes 3

There was some cottage cheese in my refrigerator that I had bought for a recipe I wanted to try out.  I’m not sure which dish that was, but I guess it must not have turned out too well, since it wasn’t very memorable.Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes 1

Since I don’t like to throw out food, I set out trying to figure out what I could make that would use up cottage cheese.  I decided to make a breakfast item with the cottage cheese (I have observed a few other people eat cottage cheese for breakfast), since Mike loves eating breakfast foods.Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes 2

Mike is also big fan of Mickey Mouse and wanted to make Mickey pancakes when he cooked these on the griddle.

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 yellow banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Maple syrup, if desired
  • Fresh fruit, if desired
  1. Place all batter ingredients in a strong blender (I used my Vitamix), in the order listed. Blend until a smooth liquid has formed, about 30 seconds.
  2. Heat a griddle over medium low heat. Lightly coat the griddle with the cooking spray.
  3. Pour batter, about ¼ cup at a time on the griddle, leaving space between each pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top of the pancakes, about 3 minutes.
  4. Flip the pancakes and cook until the bottom is golden, about 3 more minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Serve hot, topped with maple syrup or fresh fruit, if desired.

Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

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