We eat a lot of pancakes around here, so I’m always scouring for new and fun recipes. It’s nice to have a dish that everyone will eat so I don’t turn myself into a short order cook. I never wanted to be a cook in a restaurant – I have been a waitress and that was good enough for me, thank you. Actually, now that I think about it, I am a cook…and a maid. And I enjoy it. So, nevermind about that cook stuff. Forget I said it.
Guess what? I’m cooking from another church cookbook this week…and it’s also another one from my mother-in-law. If y’all are learning anything, it should be this: my mother-in-law likes my cooking and if you want me to cook for you, buy me cookbooks. Amen. I’m pretty transparent.
This one is from First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. Something else y’all should be learning is that church people can COOK. Church cookbooks are full of deliciousness and down home cooking…sometimes you just have to put your waders on to get through all the cream-of soups – but those are easy enough to convert. Hallelujah.
I chose this recipe for cottage pancakes from Nancy Odiorne because I have the Cottage Cheese Conspiracy going on here. I’m trying to turn the whole world into cottage cheese lovers – that’s my goal and mission. Here’s how it works: put it in everything you can think of, but don’t tell anyone. Then, when they say it’s yummy yell: HA, HA, HA, HA!!! IT’S COTTAGE CHEESE, BUDDY! Booya.
I scaled this recipe back a smidge and used coconut flour instead of regular flour, just for kicks. I love coconut flour – it makes me happy. It smells good – it would be good perfume if I could figure out how to get it to stick to my body without first applying some type of glue. I also added milk and vanilla – because pancakes aren’t pancakes without vanilla. I can’t figure out why some people leave it out – brain fart on their behalf.
These are pretty easy since you just dirty up your food processor. Actually, I dirtied it, a bowl, and my griddle…and my spatula. But, they’re still easy and totally worth an extra dish or two. The only reason I used a bowl is because I had to take a nice picture…you know you’re a blogger when ______. “DON’T EAT THAT!!! I HAVEN’T TAKEN A PHOTO YET!!!”
I always cook my pancakes until they’re almost done before I flip them. I make less of a mess that way – unless I get in a hurry and flip prematurely – that’s not always a problem though because I usually get distracted with something and forget I’m even making pancakes. What’s that smell?
I’m not sure how these tasted with conventional white flour, but the coconut flour really made these shine. They smelled delicious and cooked up beautifully. I love food that smells good – I guess that’s why I always want to smell like it. Wonder if I could successfully pour some coconut flour into my bra without it being too weird? It might get sweaty and cakey in there though. Yeah – nix that idea. I can just smush some on my shoulder and tell them the baby did it. That works better.
Someone else liked these BIG TIME. His name is Andy – Mama ate three…Andy ate TWO! TWO I said! What’s up with all these little people hanging around and wanting to be fed? Gosh.
But yeah, these are fantastic. I printed out my own recipe and added it to my favorites notebook. Considering how many recipes I cook each week, that’s a pretty big stinkin’ deal.
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup cottage cheese
- Dash salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash stevia extract
- Place cottage cheese and eggs in a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add salt, baking powder, coconut flour, almond milk, and vanilla.
- Pulse ONLY UNTIL COMBINED.
- Pour ¼ cup onto greased griddle and fry as for pancakes.
Yield: 3 servings