I never met Gramma Mae, but I think I would have liked her. My husband’s family tells stories of her that always leave everyone laughing and admiring her for her wit, willingness to say whatever she liked and fabulous cooking. Her recipes were never precise or difficult–she’d even use eggshells to measure out ingredients–but they were always good. I’ve taken the liberty to make them a little healthier. If she could taste them, I think she’d approve.
GRAMMA MAE’S PANCAKES
1 cup whole wheat flour
2T wheat germ (optional)
4 oz. of buttermilk (You can substitute 4 oz. of milk and 2t of apple cider vinegar for buttermilk. Mix it together and let it sit for a few minutes.)
8 oz. of cottage cheese
1/2 cup of blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips (optional)
Real maple syrup
Mix the flour and wheat germ in a bowl. Add the cottage cheese and buttermilk (or milk/vinegar mixture) and any fruit or chocolate chips. Stir well. Cook on each side until brown in a frying pan with a little bit of butter. Top with real maple syrup.