Back in the Kitchen for Pancake-Waffles

“What would you like for breakfast tomorrow?” I asked my three-year-old as we cuddled before bed.

“Ummm…”she seriously considered the question, “Pancake-waffles!”

“Oh-ho! A challenge,” I said. I’m pretty sure Cally didn’t know what a waffle was since she’s never actually had one, but chances were good that she was expecting something square. “I’ll see what I can do.” I said. Then I tucked her in, kissed her cheek and tip-toed out of the room to ponder tomorrow’s menu.

“This recipe for cottage cheese and apple pancakes should do the trick.” I mused, thumbing through cookbooks the next day. I waffled-them-up by pouring the batter into a hollow, greased, square shaped. Square = waffle right? All said and done I was pretty proud of myself when I plunked the fragrant square pancake down in front of my spirited three-year-old. Alas, when she saw that the rest of us were eating round pancakes, she no longer cared for her rhomboid and opted to eat circular flapjacks instead.

Circle or square, these pancakes are delicious and healthy. Enjoy!

Mix together:

2/3 c. peeled and grated apple

1/2 c. cottage cheese

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 c. buckwheat or whole wheat flour

Mix together and set aside while the griddle heats to 350F. Melt butter on the griddle and then just before your pour your batter onto the the hot surface quickly mix in 1 tsp baking powder.

70% of the cooking happens on the first side so don’t flip your pancakes until you can see that the edges are cooked through and most of the bubbles are popped.




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