Cottage Cheese & Corn Pancakes

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I came across this recipe in the Everyday Super Food book by Jamie Oliver that was one of my Christmas presents from my sister! Cottage cheese is healthy to eat as part of a balanced diet, and provides a source of several essential nutrients. It is high in protein and lower in fat than all other cheeses.   This in my version of  the recipe.

Ingredients

1 tin of sweetcorn (around 326g I used the one from Aldi)

1 tub of cottage cheese (around 225g, from Aldi)

4 spring onions, chopped

1 fresh red chilli, chopped finely

Bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

2 large eggs

150g of spelt flour ( or wholemeal flour, I just used the spelt as I had no wholemeal left)

50ml of unsweetened almond milk ( or semi-skimmed milk)

4 smoked streaky bacon rashers

4 small bananas

optional: franks hot sauce or even try a drizzle of maple syrup !

Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl add the sweetcorn ( with the juice) , spring onion, chilli, coriander, cottage cheese, flour and eggs.  Mix it all together , gradually adding the milk to make a thick batter. Lightly season with some black pepper.
  2. Fry the bacon in the pan, no need for oil as the bacon will release enough to cook the pancakes in and give them added flavour. Once the bacon starts to release the fat, it’s time to get the pancakes on!  Ladle a spoonful of the batter onto the pan (roughly 100g in weight) and shape into a pancake.  Cook until golden brown, on a medium heat, then flip over.  While making pancakes just push the cooked bacon to one side of the pan to keep it hot!
  3. Finally add the banana to the pan to caramelize.  Serve 2 pancakes per serving topped with the banana , bacon and a splash of Franks red hot sauce. Most importantly, enjoy!

  Nutritional Information

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 417 calories, carbs 65.5g, protein 19.5g, fat 9.1g, sugar 22g(all natural sugars, no added sugar so don’t worry too much)Dietary Fiber 8.6g

 

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