This is one I’ve been holding on to for the past couple weeks. First of all, this is definitely a bulking recipe. Do not be deceived by the title of “Fitcakes.” The title of “fitcakes” comes from the place of origin: 4chan. The directions are also a bit strange, as you will see.
Do not let this deter you, however. If you are looking for a simple and nutritionally dense alternative to making traditional pancakes, this is for you!
A little backstory with this recipe comes along with my H. He told me about the recipe, brought up the infographic, and we decided to get crackin’ on some scrumptious breakfast-for-dinner, while we watched Walter White break some bad on Netflix. We’ve made this recipe twice now and I consider it to be a staple to my repertoire. Although this isn’t gluten free because of the oats, the fact that there are only a few whole ingredients make this good on the ol’ bod.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Any other spices you might want to include. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, even.
- Put all the above ingredients into a blender. Blend and pulse until smooth.
- Oil or butter a non-stick skillet.
- After the batter is smooth, pour into the skillet and cook like traditional pancakes.
- Smother with butter, all-natural syrup, or fruit. Or all three.
- These seem to cook quicker than traditional pancakes. Be mindful to not burn them. The texture is a smidge thinner and not as fluffy as the buttermilk variety. I assume the egg content makes these more similar to crepes in nature, but I did not notice that much of a difference.
- The original recipe said it yields three large pancakes. I would say this is pretty extreme (perhaps by /fit’s standards this is accurate). H and I made approximately 8ish medium pancakes that fed both of us. They fill your tummy up quickly, so easy does it.
- Despite the intersection of all these ingredients sounds weird and nasty, you can’t discern specific tastes and textures.
- You can add a little milk if you feel like it needs it, but it shouldn’t.
Nutritional Information: “Three large pancakes” – 627 calories, 61 g protein, 36 carbs. This information does not account for any oil to cook them in or additional toppings.
Today I also get to go to the Apple store to pick up my computer. Blogging should be a bit easier now!
Have a happy Tuesday and enjoy your eats!