Thursday, June 10, 2010

For the Love of Carbs

I’ll admit it, I’m addicted to carbohydrates. Breakfast is the most difficult. French toast, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins…so many carbolicious possibilities. I finally found a recipe for healthy pancakes without all the carbs, and I’ve been working on it over the past month or so to make it my own. Here goes.

Grind up some rolled oats.

(I have a coffee grinder dedicated to spices, so I use that).

Add some cottage cheese.

Egg and cinnamon.

I used an egg substitute (like Egg Beaters), but I just found this and might try one of these options next time. (But seriously, one egg isn't a bad thing. I had the substitute, so I used it.)

  • 2 T cornstarch = 1 egg
  • 2 T arrowroot flour = 1 egg
  • 2 T potato starch = 1 egg
  • 1 heaping T soy powder + 2 T water = 1 egg
  • 1 T soy milk powder + 1 T cornstarch + 2 T water = 1 egg
  • 1 banana = 1 egg in cakes
  • 1 T milled flax seed and 3 T water = 1 egg


The batter was a little thick, so I added applesauce. Milk would work too.


I topped mine with more applesauce that I’d heated in the microwave.

Carb craving satisfied.


  1. Really nice. I'm going to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wish I had time in the morning to whip these up!! They look carbolicious :) Maybe on the weekend I'll give them a try.