Sun August 21 2011 by Christopher Aedo

UPDATE: There's an updated version of the recipe that is even tasier and slightly healthier too, check out the updated recipe here!

When I was growing up, almost every weekend my mom would cook these awesome pancakes for breakfast. They were a little different (and way better) than the standard variety, being made with more eggs than usual, and cottage cheese. She never looked at a written recipe when making them, so I always assumed these were from some old family recipe either from Germany or Lithuania.

When I moved out of the house and was living on my own for the first time, I was looking forward to making these pancakes myself. She read the recipe to me (from memory) over the phone, and I wrote it on some scrap of paper. A year or three later I lost the scrap, and hadn't made them often enough to have memorized the recipe, so I asked for the recipe again.

This time, in the course of the conversation I asked where the recipe had come from, wondering if it had been her own mother. Hilariously, she told me "Oh I got the recipe from the top of a tub of cottage cheese a long time ago."

Secret family recipe my ass!

They ARE fantastic pancakes though; I made them again for breakfast this morning, and thought I should share the recipe with my friends, so here you go! (This version is slightly modified from the one my Mom used to make, I substitute oats for flour and add bananas for improved awesomeness).

Aedo Family Secret Pancake Recipe:
1 cup cottage cheese
6 eggs
1 and a 1/2 cup dry quick-cook oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup rice milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 bananas

Place ingredients in blender, blend until smooth, then cook like reglar pancakes.