Here is an amazing recipe for low-carb pancakes we came across recently – after trying it out, we both can’t believe we can imagine why we would make regular pancakes again!
Just looking at the ingredients, it is hard to believe they go together to make anything like pancakes. (Although I should admit I don’t know what the components of pancake mix are.) I was skeptical too, but believe it! They look and taste just like regular pancakes. I would argue they taste better, actually! And the ingredient list is nice and short and contains only things I can pronounce:
- Half cup oatmeal (quick oats seem to work fine)
- Quarter cup of low-fat cottage cheese
- Two eggs
- Dash each of: vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg
Mix thoroughly in a blender (or we use a “Magic Bullet”) and cook like regular pancake mix.
Here is their image:
OK, maybe less photography skills, but here are ours:
They also suggest using pure maple syrup instead of the processed stuff, which also makes us wonder why we ever ate that old junk! (Boy, we are dumb sometimes.)
These quantities make about enough for one person (unless you’re eating really light), so adjust accordingly and enjoy!
It is almost a crime to try to pass off the foods we cook as “recipes,” since our primary goals are simplicity and including as few ingredients as possible.
For Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners this year, we tinkered with making mashed sweet potatoes for the first time. As someone who was never a fan of the various sweet potato concoctions I encountered growing up (with marshmallows and whatnot), I was pleasantly surprised by how good mashed sweet potatoes can be with a minimum of embellishing.
For our first attempt (Thanksgiving), we followed a recipe similar to making typical mashed potatoes (peel, slice & dice, boil, mash). For our second attempt, and thanks to a clever idea from Eyegirl’s sister, we made it even simpler:
- Cut sweet potatoes into halves or quarters (without peeling)
- Boil in a large pot until peels become loose and can be easily stripped off
- Peel by hand (like a banana), being careful not to burn your hands (it can help to rinse with cold water or ice water first)
- Mash in the same pot (should be rather easy with a spoon or fork)
Like I said, it is probably a crime to try to pass this off as a “recipe.” The last time I made them, we used a little bit of skim milk to make them smoother and actually that was about it for ingredients! Other ideas include some butter or brown sugar, but to me they are pretty good as is!
Some of the apples are a little sad-looking because we picked them ourselves an apple orchard. They're still tasty! - Pathguy
This is not a food blog by any means, but since many readers are interested in Pathguy’s weight loss, we try to throw in a few recipes here and there that are sort of our staples.
Another reason I put this recipe here is because it’s tough to find recipes that are quick, cheap, low calorie, & high nutrition content. It’s the holy grail, isn’t it? So when I come across one, I try to share.
I got this recipe from an old friend who deserves the credit, hence the title!
Ingredients: apples, maple and brown sugar oatmeal packets (Quaker or generic)
Directions: Slice up the apples and put them in a pot with a little water on medium heat. Basically you area cooking the apples down, as if you were making apple sauce. Add in a little water to help it along. After you feel the apples are soft but not much, mix in some oatmeal packs. They already have all the sugar, so you don’t have to add anything else. A good ratio to shoot for would be like 1/2 apples, 1/2 oatmeal.
After that, I bake the mix in the oven at 350 for 20-22 min or so until I get a good consistency. What you’re trying to do is draw water out of the apples to bake up the oatmeal, and get a nice solidish surface on the top. (Like Baked Ziti.) The result is a great dessert alternative, snack, or even breakfast! Enjoy!