While I’m deciding what to do next, I’ll tell you about these Honey Berry Sweetened Cottage Cheese Pancakes that my good friend, Shelley Alper, insisted we all try. It would never have occurred to me to shift from maple syrup to honey on pancakes, but the combination of honey and yogurt is sublime. This is one great oatmeal, egg white, cottage cheese, yogurt, berry recipe to kick-start your day.
Honey Berry Sweetened Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 1/2 c oatmeal
- 1/2 c cottage cheese
- 3/4 c egg whites, or 2 whole eggs and a little milk
- 1 T each chia seeds, hemp seeds (optional)
- a pinch kosher salt
- 1 t butter
In a nonstick pan, heat the butter over medium-high heat.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients.
Reduce heat to medium-low and use a tablespoon to dole batter into pan, patting down a little to make perfect little circles. Cook 3 or 4 pancakes at a time. Flip each pancake as the batter bubbles. Makes 12 – 14 small pancakes. Serves 4. Freezes well. Easy to toast from frozen for a fast food breakfast.
- fresh raspberries
- 9% plain Greek yogurt, or sour cream
- good quality honey
Serve Honey Berry Sweetened Cottage Cheese Pancakes smeared with honey, and topped with yogurt and raspberries. Can be served flat or folded in half and eaten as finger food. Finger lickin’ good.
FYI, Shelley was inspired by the Cottage Cheese Pancakes at Arthur’s Nosh Bar, so we put our heads together to come up with this jittery Honey Berry Sweetened Cottage Cheese Pancakes version.
Have you heard about the movie being filmed just now called Book Club? Starring Diane Keaton! Jane Fonda! Candice Bergen! And Mary Steenburgen! If you read the preproduction press, you’ll note that Erin Simms, my stepdaughter, coauthored the script, along with her partner Bill Holderman, who’ll direct the movie while Erin is the movie’s producer. So, so, so excited to be an invited observer of a couple of days of filming. Can’t wait to see the movie in theatres.
- In case you think Book Club is Erin’s very first stab at movie producing, Erin also produced Our Souls at Night starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. And it’s premiering at the Venice Film Festival. Alberto Barbera, the festival’s artistic director, called Fonda “one of the great protagonists of contemporary international cinema” and Redford “a thoughtful, instinctive actor with a keen sense of detail.”
- Listen to Hubert Cormier talk about his new cookbook Yogurt Everyday. And, read book reviews here, here, here, here, here and here.