Friday, June 21, 2013

Cottage Cheese and Honey Waffles

My delicious pancakes this week made me want waffles. I don't really understand the difference, but waffles always seem so much tastier than pancakes! This recipe will blow you away. They don't look pretty, but they taste AMAZING. Use fat free/sugar free ingredients and toppings to eliminate as many calories as you can. Every calorie counts!



 "Star" shaped ended up being the best method for the texture. To make them star shaped, just plop a spoonful in the middle of the griddle and close the lid. 


The What:

One cup fat free cottage cheese
One egg + 4 egg whites
One tsp vanilla extract
Two tbsp honey
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
Two tsp baking powder

The How:

Purée first three ingredients in food processor. 
Add honey, flour, and baking powder. Process until smooth. 
Heat waffle iron. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. 
Plop mix by the spoonful in middle of griddle and close. Bake until both sides are golden brown. 

This will make about 8 waffles. A serving is 4. 
I topped with cinnamon and light syrup, which added 50 calories. 




2 comments:

  1. Those look and sound delish! Question: is cottage cheese good for you? As in, can it help lose weight if consumed daily?

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    1. They were so good! I believe that dairy is good for you in moderate portions as part of a balanced diet. I don't think that any one food can help a person lose weight, but when paired with other healthy foods I think that it could! Replacing typical breakfast foods (bacon, sugary cereals, etc...) with low fat or fat-free cottage cheese can definitely help you reach weight loss goals as long as your other meals are healthy, too! Low-fat cottage cheese, fruits, egg whites, sugar free oats and granola are all smart choices for a healthy breakfast in my opinion! Hope this helps! :)

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