Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes

Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes are pancakes made with cottage cheese, apples and chopped walnuts flavored with cinnamon, lemon juice and honey. The batter will keep in the refrigerator for several days, making it easy to fix breakfast on any given morning! I enjoy recipes that can be made ahead, especially if you have company and desire to spend more time with them and less time in the kitchen!

My recent post Overnight Pumpkin Pecan Waffles received positive comments regarding the ability to make the batter ahead and refrigerate it until breakfast time. Making the batter ahead is a great time saver! Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes are excellent for breakfast, brunch or any time you desire pancakes!

 

Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes Recipe

Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes
Serves 4
Pancakes made with cottage cheese, apple and walnuts, flavored with lemon juice, honey and cinnamon.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs, separated
  2. 1 cup cottage cheese
  3. 1 cup (packed) grated tart apples
  4. 3/4 cup flour
  5. 1 - 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 - 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  10. Oil or butter for frying
  11. Maple Syrup or Yogurt with Berry Sauce
Instructions
  1. Beat the egg white until stiff.
  2. Combine all other ingredients (except toppings and frying oil) in a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Fold in the egg whites.
  3. Heat oil or melt butter in a skillet or griddle. When it is hot enough to sizzle a drop of butter on contact, pour batter (1/3 cup) and quickly smooth batter into a circle.
  4. Fry on both side until firm and light browned.
  5. Serve right away, topped with syrup, yogurt and/or berry sauce.
Notes
  1. This recipe can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for several days until you're ready to use it!
Adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook
Adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook
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 An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

In my recent post Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins I discussed some of the health benefits of apples. To briefly recap, studies have shown that apples provide some anti-cancer benefits for several different kinds of cancer. Apples may have some anti-asthma properties as well. Having a low glycemic index (GI), apples may improve blood sugar regulation by reducing glucose absorption and by stimulating the pancreas to secrete more insulin.

Variations

To make these pancakes lower in fat, low fat or skim milk may be used. All 4 egg whites are needed in the recipe but all 4 egg yolks are not essential – use only 1 or 2 egg yolks and these pancakes will still be great! Low fat cottage cheese may be used to further decrease the fat content of this recipe. The honey and the nuts may be omitted if you have a problem with either one of these ingredients.

I like Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes with maple syrup but you may wish to serve them with sour cream or yogurt and a berry sauce. 

Fall is the prime season for fresh, delicious apples so try Cottage Apple Walnut Pancakes soon for a wonderful breakfast or brunch!


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Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

In today’s post I’d like to share with you a recipe that combines two of fall’s favorite foods – pumpkin and apples! Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins are a wonderful blend of pumpkin and apples plus flaxseed, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup topped with a cinnamon-brown sugar streusel.

The Recipe

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Yields 18
A great muffin combining fall flavors of pumpkin and apples!
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Cook Time
35 min
Cook Time
35 min
Muffins
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup flaxseed
  3. 1 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  8. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  9. 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  10. 2 cups finely chopped apples, peeled & cored (about 2 apples)
Streusel Topping
  1. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1 tablespoon melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat 18 muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners.
  2. Blend in a large bowl 2 cups flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat together eggs, pumpkin, oil and maple syrup. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, beating until just blended.
  3. Fold in the apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. For streusel: In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Drizzle melted butter over the top and blend with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffin batter using a teaspoon measuring spoon.
  5. Bake until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins are made using the traditional method of making muffins in which the dry ingredients are combined in one bowl and the wet ingredients are combined in another bowl; then the wet and dry ingredients are mixed together until the dry ingredients are just moistened.

 Did You Know?


Studies have shown that apples provide some anti-cancer benefits for several different types of cancer – colon, breast and lung cancer related to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Apples may also have anti-asthma benefits as well. Having a low glycemic index (GI), apples may improve blood sugar regulation by reducing glucose absorption and by stimulating the pancreas to put out more insulin.

Apples have a moderately sweet, refreshing flavor and a tartness that is present to a greater or lesser degree depending on the variety. Red Delicious and Golden Delicious are two of the sweetest apple varieties; Granny Smith apples are the most tart.

Tart apples, which retain their texture during cooking, are often preferred for cooked desserts like apple pies. Sweeter varieties are usually eaten raw.

Apples are grown all over the world! You may find an orchard nearby this time of year where you can pick your own apples. When I was growing up my Dad took our family to Taylorsville, North Carolina each fall to buy apples by the case. It was a fun family outing!

More Apple Recipes

Here are some other Silver Foodie recipes containing apples that you might like:

German Apple Pancakes in the post Breakfast & Brunch 3

Baked Sliced Apples in the post Brunch & Breakfast 4

Nutty Apple Muffins in the post Muffin Mania 3

Applesauce Spice Muffins in the post Muffin Mania 2

Morning Glory Muffins and Walnut Apple Crisp in the post Autumn Apple Delights

I hope you’ll try one or more of these recipes and enjoy pumpkin and/or apples soon!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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