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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Oven Baked Puffed Pancake

 A light and creamy oven baked pancake, is a simple and impressive dish, perfect for brunch or breakfast. With only 5 ingredients, these pancakes come together in a snap and are a great healthy protein packed breakfast.

Dutch Baby

Spring had finally sprung in full force and we were totally enjoying it. We had many gorgeously sunny and hot days a few weeks ago, but then the temperatures dropped and we even got snow. The warmer weather had us excited for spring, and the sun made me long for the beach. After such a cold winter and a being in hibernation mode, many of us feel as though our bodies aren't warm weather ready. I personally have been trying to incorporate more protein and vegetables in my diet, and cut back on sugars and carbs. One way I've been increasing my protein is with cottage cheese. With 15g of protein in every half cup of cottage cheese, it's a great and healthy way to get that extra energy boosting protein into your diet. And I just love thick and creamy cottage cheese, either for breakfast, or as an addition in recipes such as my Keto Meatloaf!

I now love to top my baked potatoes with cottage cheese and salsa, which is a delicious and creamy twist. I can even be found eating a bowl of cottage cheese with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Recently I decided to try adding cottage cheese to my puff pancake recipe. They aren't as heavy as regular pancakes and have little to no sugar, or flour in them. Puffed pancakes are made with eggs, milk, flour and vanilla. The addition of cottage cheese is a wonderful way to increase your protein intake.

I went into the kitchen and made my recipe, subbing in some cottage cheese for most of the milk, in my recipe. My first attempt was a total FAIL. My pancake did not puff at all, though it tasted great. So, back to the drawing board I went. This time I decided to mix everything in my food processor and I added in an extra egg. Perfection! The pancake puffed beautifully in the oven. The kids totally devoured a good portion of this one. It was light and the inside was slightly creamy and salty. Topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey, this pancake is a great light breakfast, that will give you the fuel you need to start your day, and is a great way to start getting your body warm weather ready.

Dutch Baby
What is a puffed pancake?

Puffed pancakes are also know as dutch babies, or German pancakes. They are typically make with eggs, flour, milk and vanilla. Baked in a non stick or cast iron skillet, these pancakes puff up as they are baking and deflate when they cool.

How to make a puffed pancake

Butter is melted in a non stick, or cast iron skillet; while your oven is preheated.

Meanwhile, eggs, milk, cottage cheese and flour are placed in a blender pitcher and blended until smooth and creamy.

The batter is then poured into the preheated skillet and baked for 15-20 minutes; until nicely puffed and golden.

Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar before serving. Serve with fresh berries, or apple slices and a drizzle of honey/maple syrup.


Equipment needed for this recipe

  • Blender
  • non stick skillet or cast iron skillet
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
Oven Baked Puffed Pancake

1/4 C 2% Cottage Cheese
2 Tbs low fat milk
2 large eggs
1/4 C flour
1 Tbs butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add butter to an oven safe 8 inch non-stick, or cast iron skillet and place in the oven to melt the butter.

Place cottage cheese and milk into a blender, or food processor; blend until smooth and creamy. Break in the eggs and add the flour, and blend until completely smooth and bubbly.

Pour batter into the hot skillet and return it to the oven for 17-20 minutes, until nicely puffed and slightly golden. Remove from oven and dust with 1 tsp powdered sugar (if desired) and top with fruit. Serve with a drizzle of honey, or maple syrup.

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  1. Oh wow, this looks so GOOD. And I don't usually take the time to make breakfast.

  2. You are one of my favorite cooking blogger and your recipes are just fantastic, Love this baked puff pancake and already went on my list to prepare for my family. Thank you for sharing.

  3. YUM! I love how puffy this looks. Ready for all of my favorite pancake toppings!

  4. So, one of my all time favorite things to eat is baked potatoes with cottage cheese! I thought I was the only one. I can't wait to try your pancakes with cottage cheese. These sound delicious and I love how puffy they get!

  5. Cooking is trial and error, and baking even more so! The key is not giving up, and I'm glad you didn't! It looks amazing and I bet the taste is divine too:)

  6. OMG!!! This is so easy. And I also love cottage cheese. Would be a great addition to brunch!! Definitely making. Thanks

  7. OMG!!! This is so easy. And I also love cottage cheese. Would be a great addition to brunch!! Definitely making. Thanks

  8. OMG!!! This is so easy. And I also love cottage cheese. Would be a great addition to brunch!! Definitely making. Thanks

  9. OMG!!! This is so easy. And I also love cottage cheese. Would be a great addition to brunch!! Definitely making. Thanks

  10. breakfast is exciting with this! everyone will be awake with a good breakfast treat

  11. This looks sooo good. I can almost taste it through the screen! My kids will love this. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This looks so simple. I've never thought of using cottage cheese in recipes like this before. Genius! I can't wait to try it.

  13. Such an awesome recipe and new to me. I am happy to feature your Oven Baked Puffed pancake at Love Your Creativity.

  14. I've never heard of a puffed pancake before but these look amazing.


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