Carrot and cottage cheese pancakes
October 3, 2011 • Category: Savory Pastries, Sweet Pastries
These carrot and cottage cheese pancakes can be served savory or sweet; add more sugar to the batter if you like them sweet and drizzle honey or maple syrup on them. Serve them as a side dish with a roasted chicken if you prefer the savory version.
This was a spur-of-the-moment inspiration after realizing I had too many carrots on my hands.
These are moist, soft and fluffy.
INGREDIENTS: 12 (4-inch) pancakes
- 150 g. shredded carrots (5.3 ounces or about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour (use any flour)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. of baking powder
- dash of salt
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 cup of cottage cheese (I used 4%)
- 2 tbsp. of oil (any)
- 1 tbsp. of raw sugar(can substitute honey or a sweet molasses)
- 1/2 cup of water or milk
- Extra oil to fry the pancakes
- Peel and shred the carrots (about 3); place them in a bowl, add a few tablespoons of water and cover; microwave for 3 minutes. Drain the carrots and set aside.
- Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and mix with a whisk until the dry ingredients are combined.
- Place the cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, oil and milk or water in the bowl of a processor and mix till combined well; add the shredded carrots and pulse to mix; add the flour mixture and pulse to mix thoroughly.
- Heat a skillet on medium-low and add a teaspoon of oil; fry the pancake on both sides (wait for a bubble or two to burst on one side first) and set aside. Serve warm with maple syrup, honey or plain.
32 Comments • Comments Feed
Steve @ HPD says:
I can’t think of a time of the day when pancakes are not appropriate, but my wife isn’t a fan for some reason. On the other hand, she loves scones, but I find them terribly over-rated. Viva la différence!
On October 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Hyma Bala says:
wow…amazing flavours hv come together in this pancake…a must try…will bookmark right away…thx for sharing:-)
On October 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Great pancakes! I am intrigued by this unusual combo.
On October 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Dear Joumana – This is why I love you – because you make the kinds of foods we should all be eating more of, only more delicious and fabulous. I LOVE the idea of making the savory versions with chicken for dinner. Very nice and yet another wonderful change to the good ‘ole savory blinis.
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On October 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm
the indolent cook says:
I love the idea of these pancakes for breakfast. Dairy, veggies and carbs, what more could you ask for? 😉
On October 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm
In a moment of craziness I bought a huge bag of baby carrots at Costco ove rthe weekend and have been kicking myself. But now I kow what to do with them! I will make these pancakes. I love the idea of a savory version, perhaps with some fresh herbs too.
On October 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm
Already carrot was a surprise, now moisturizing cottage cheese? Very nice and balanced breacky or lunch
On October 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm
Belinda @zomppa says:
Naturally sweet and oh so fluffy. These are fantastic in so many ways.
On October 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm
Great recipe! I recently tried pancakes with zucchini, these must be delicious too.
On October 4, 2011 at 1:11 am
This might be the only way for me to enjoy cottage cheese 😉
I usually find it yucky…
On October 4, 2011 at 3:40 am
I love how these can go either the savory or the sweet route depending on your mood. They look so scrumptious!
On October 4, 2011 at 5:02 am
I really love carrots. One of my favorite recipes is a carrot souffle mu mother used to make. I wish my family liked it as much as I do.
Now these pancakes are a different cup of tea. The combo of carrots and cottage cheese would hit the spot perfectly. I’d love to serve them savory form.
On October 4, 2011 at 5:18 am
Joumana, It’s great.Thank you for sharing us.
On October 4, 2011 at 5:28 am
Version sucrée et au miel pour moi.
A très bientôt
On October 4, 2011 at 7:55 am
Tall Clover Farm says:
Joumana, I love this combo. It seems most every culture has a wonderful twist on the pancake. I’m a fan of Korean onion pancakes and your plain old buttermilk variety. Now where’s my maple syrup? 😉
On October 4, 2011 at 8:35 am
Murasaki Shikibu says:
They look delicious. There is a new halal butcher that has opened 5 minutes from my apartment block and I’m hoping they’ll have things I couldn’t get before. 🙂
On October 4, 2011 at 10:36 am
Wonderful way to sneak carrots, incredible super fluffy pancakes..
On October 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Thanks for another way to get veggies into my stubborn teens, Joumana. They’ll always eat pancakes and I have too many carrots lying around at the moment, too!
On October 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Yummy-I think i will combine both and wrap the duck in a savory pancake! Hoe did the radio go?
On October 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm
@Doc: Great idea; it went fine.
On October 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Oui, Chef says:
I was just telling my wife the other day that my favorite pancakes ever were lemon-ricotta cakes I had years ago. These remind me of them, they must be wonderful.
On October 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm
I must try the savory version, thanks for sharing…
On October 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm
On October 5, 2011 at 9:23 am
Quelle superbe recette pleine d’originalité qui me fais gustativement voyager….
On October 5, 2011 at 9:32 am
T.W. Barritt says:
Fantastic idea! I have dabbled in apple pancakes, pumpkin pancakes and the like, but this is brand new and a brilliant and healthy alternative.
On October 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm
Hélène (Cannes) says:
Tu as eu une belle intuition !
On October 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm
Banana Wonder says:
love the carrots in here!! and cottage cheese. what a great combo! i would have mine with goat or feta cheese.
On October 6, 2011 at 1:14 am
Nuts about food says:
These look incredible, so fluffy. A must try. Thank you Joumana
On October 6, 2011 at 3:37 am
Gee, I love when you are inspired! I have carrots withering away in my fridge. These look wonderfully delicious!
On October 6, 2011 at 4:04 am
Magic of Spice says:
These are fantastic Joumana, a savory treat would be my choice 🙂 Truly inspired recipe!
On October 8, 2011 at 10:19 am
Des saveurs superbes dans ces petits pancakes, merci de transmettre la recette !!!
On October 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm