Easter Morning and Passover Pancakes

What a beautiful morning!

I have been counting down the days waiting for this calm, quiet, Sunday to arrive.  The BOY and I have NO SET PLANS for today, which is an amazing feeling.  For the second day in a row, I didn’t set an alarm although the BOY and I were up earlier than we expected.  I love a quiet Sunday morning!  Did I mention that already?

 

One reason I most likely woke up early…a grumbling tummy!  The answer to that problem…Passover Pancakes!

 

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My mom found these Passover recipes a few years back.  Last year, I tried the Sweet Cheese Pancakes, and the BOY and I were pleasantly surprised with how good they were.

 

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It sounds odd to use cottage cheese as a main ingredient for pancakes, but I promise you, it works.  I don’t even like cottage cheese and these sweet pancakes are delicious!  Plus they are super easy to make.  Stir together all of your ingredients.  I cut the recipe in half and there were still plenty of pancakes for two of us.

 

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Since I haven’t been eating a lot of dairy (and I am hoping to get in a run this afternoon), I made myself a few small pancakes.  The BOY is feeling better and has finally found his appetite.  He requested chocolate chip pancakes, and I threw in a few butterscotch chips as well.  Chocolate and butterscotch make a perfect pair!

 

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My plain pancakes turned out wonderful…just like I remembered from last year.  You can’t even tell they are made with matzah meal!

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I chopped up some fresh strawberries to go with our breakfast while I finished frying a batch of the BOY’s pancakes.

 

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His pancakes tasted dynamic, sweet and dessert-like!  The perfect combination for a special holiday breakfast!

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I topped the pancakes with fresh strawberries and powdered sugar.  I declared these pancakes the BEST Passover breakfast EVER eaten!

 

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The BOY immediately dug right into his pancakes, and he definitely agreed they were incredible!

 

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These pancakes are quickly becoming our Passover breakfast tradition! During a week of bland food, they are a nice change of pace!

 

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How are you spending your Easter Sunday?

What holiday foods are you making today?

Passover Sweet Cheese Pancakes

From the Chicago Jewish News

Ingredients (for 1/2 recipe)

1/2 pound (225 g) of Cottage Cheese

1 cup matzah meal

1/4 cup Turbinado sugar

1 egg plus 1 egg white

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

-Combine all ingredients in one bowl.  Batter will be lumpy.

-Stir in optional additions (chocolate chips, nuts, banana, etc.)  I think pumpkin would be wonderful in these pancakes!

-Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle or pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Cook until bubbly (about 5 minutes) and then flip.  Cook both sides until browned.

-Top with strawberries and anything else you enjoy.

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