Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy National Pancake Day!

September 26th is National Pancake Day! Some of my favorite healthier and weight loss surgery friendly ways to celebrate. I'm celebrating with these savory pancakes (think potato-less potato pancakes)

Shelly's Bruschetta Pancakes

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Bruschetta Topping
2-3 Tomatoes, chopped
Fresh Basil, finely chopped
dash of Oregano
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar

Mix together Bruschetta Topping and set aside. Mix pancake ingredients together. Spray non-stick pan with Pam. Cook on low till bubbles appear, flip. Cook till done. Makes 8 pancakes. Top with Bruschetta Topping.

Note: I used whole milk ricotta if you use part skim. Drain through a sieve lined with a coffee filter for several hours or overnight in the fridge. Avoid ricotta that says "creamier formula" you want regular ricotta. These pancakes can be made ahead and reheated.

More Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day in a Healthier Way...

Shelly's Variety Pancake Bites
Shelly's Ricotta Cheese Pistachio Pancakes
Shelly's Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Shelly's Chocolate Coconut Pancakes
Shelly's Healthified Crepe Suzette
Shelly's Strawberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Shelly's Chocolate Chai Protein Crepes
Shelly's Caramel Apple Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Shelly's Baked Blueberry Pancake (Clafoutis -ish) 

Shelly's Chocolate Monkey Pancakes
Shelly's Butterscotch Crunch Ricotta Pancakes

Shelly's Savory Pesto Pancakes
Shelly's Sweet Zucchini Pancakes
Shelly's Sausage Pancake Bites

Shelly's Crepes
Shelly's Potato-less Potato Pancakes
Shelly's Savory Garbanzo Bean Crepes

Nom nom nom.

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Anonymous said...

Do you think you could substitute almond flour for the pancake mix?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Which recipe? In the ricotta or cottage cheese ones... yes. In others probably not.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on your web page. I wish I had found it sooner. I am several years out from RNY, regaining weight , hypoglycemic, and iron deficient. I am determined to get back on track and your blog is so helpful. Wish your recipes were all inone place...Is there a book?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Jennifer... a book maybe one day. Till then check out my Pinterest page: Eggface where I have a lot of them organized into categories or the search box at the top... you can type in keywords ingredients etc to get oodles of results. Hope you enjoy all your try!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Shelly!

Happy "belated" Pancake Day! Bruschetta Pancakes sound delicious! I'm off to find you on Pinterest!

Anonymous said...

Trying again to enter your giveaway, I'm tech challenged lol Karen Belulovich

Anonymous said...

Can you sub cottage cheese that's been blended for the ricotta in your bruchetta pancakes? Back in my days of making lasagna I used to use cottage cheese because it's cheaper and zip it in the blender so it was close to the same texture.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yes, well they are more tender with cottage cheese (make sure it's well drained) so a little more delicate to flip... I prefer ricotta (holds up better to topping) I've done 1/2 ricotta, 1/2 cottage too (call they ricottage ;) hit the search box for some of those)