New Year’s Re….cipes!!!

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?  I don’t.  I can’t handle the disappointment in myself if I don’t stick to it.  Do you know how many New Year’s resolutions are broken?!  According to the US News, 80% of resolutions are broken by the second week in February.  That’s such a bummer!!!

Instead of a “New Year’s Resolution”, I like think of the New Year as a “fresh start”! Find small ways to do things to make my life and in turn family’s lives better.

After eating all the lovely indulgences the month of December brings (Like my Salted Caramel Nut Brittle), I naturally turn to making better food choices: trying fresh new recipes, adding more proteins to our daily routine and stocking up the counter with bowls of winter fruits.

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Today, I wanted to share a new recipe we have made 2 times already since Jan. 1!!! (Very rare for me 😊 to repeat a recipe, let alone within 2 weeks!!!). The whole family RAVED as they ate these scrumptious pancakes for the first time and today, everyone loved them just the same the second time.

Honey Lemon Pancakes

Low in sugar, high in protein these lovely rounds fluff up and create the most puffy, delicious bites for your Sunday morning breakfast!

Recipe (Original found in  Better Homes & Gardens January Magazine)

  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2c cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1.5 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • .5 tsp. salt
  • coconut oil for pan
  • syrup and blueberries to serve.


In a large bowl, whisk eggs lightly. Add cottage cheese, honey, butter, vanilla and zest. Stir in flour, powder, soda and salt just till combined. (The batter will be thick and filled with lumps from the cheese)

Heat griddle. Grease heated griddle with coconut oil. Scoop 1/4 c. batter onto griddle. Cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes. (underneath should be solid when you try to flip, otherwise the pancake will break). Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Continue with remaining batter.

Serve warm with maple syrup & blueberries.

Serves 4 (makes approx. 11 pancakes)

honey lemon pancakes

Other Healthy Pancakes

Check out this similar (and more simple) recipe I posted last year: Power Pancakes  Also an excellent protein packed breakfast, other than eggs. 🙂

Tips on Cooking With Cottage Cheese

This recipe is simply fantastic.  Healthy, hearty and super tasty.  My biggest tip is to cook them on Medium, vs. a normal pancake you can cook at a higher temperature.  These need to almost “bake” because of the cottage cheese.  If you look at the photo, the cottage cheese does kind of melt and caramelize where it touches the griddle.  If cooking too hot, those spots will be quite a bit browner than if you cook it at a medium heat.  Bottomline is these puppies don’t like to be rushed! 🙂

I hope you like this recipe just as much as we do!!!

Bon Apetite, y’all!

xo, Meliss

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