In general, the music industry is quiet on the weekends, but I always feels sort of bad not posting anything on the blog. Music is a huge part of my life, that’s what made me want to start this blog in the first place, but lately, a healthy and fun lifestyle has become just as important to me. And I LOVE to eat, so finding healthy and delicious recipes is a must. When I’m cooking, I love to blast some music that puts me in a creative mood and infuse that right into the food. This weekend I did several little experiments and I thought, why not share them on the blog in a creative way, where maybe I can inspire people to be healthy throughout the rest of their week? So, with that, I bring to you a new section of the blog I’ll be posting every Sundays called Cooking with a Dash of Music.
Here’s a little background on my cooking background: I sucked. Really, for a long time I was the person that burned water and experimented with all the wrong things. I’ve blackened frozen pizzas, caught a toaster on fire, and even tried to cook eggs in white wine vinegar one time. But over the past few months, I’ve started to slowly experiment with recipes I find on pinterest, and honestly, I’m so proud of the slow but huge progress I’ve made. In an effort to be healthy and eat clean, I’ve stumbled upon some truly delicious and good for you meals that I love to make.
As I continue this adventure, I really want to share my creations with you, so I hope you don’t mind!
I found this recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes on pinterest. You can find the original recipe here, but I altered it a bit because I’m not a big fan of white sugar, and… there’s only one of me.
3 Egg Whites
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats, Dry
1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
This simple recipe took me less than 15 minutes. You simply start with all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, blend until it’s smooth, and then transfer over to a griddle or large fry pan covered in non-stick spray. The recipe I did made about four pancakes, I probably could have gotten one more out of it, had a really tried to scrape around the sides of my processor.
Mine didn’t bubble like the original recipe said they would, so i just kept checking until I could easily slide my spatula under them, to flip them over. Once they’re golden brown, they’re ready!
I put a bit of brown sugar, blueberries and a small amount of maple syrup over them. For the record, I’m not a big fan of cottage cheese (actually, I hate it), but you can’t even taste it in these pancakes. They are REALLY delicious!
Let me know if you try this recipe by tweeting me @JukeboxMixtape or commenting below. Lastly, please feel free to follow me on my personal pinterest to see what inspires me to get cooking! Enjoy!