1 cup plain oatmeal (old fashioned or quick oats, not instant),
1 cup egg whites
1 % cottage cheese
1 teaspoon baking powder.
In a blender, combine oatmeal, egg whites, and cottage cheese, and process until smooth. Add baking powder and process briefly, just enough to mix it in. Fold in blueberries, walnuts or chocolate chips. If making banana pancakes either place slices on top of pancakes as they cook, or blend banana into the batter as you process it. Add cinnamon to batter for cinnamon pancakes.
For gingerbread pancakes add 1 tb molasses, ¼ tsp each: nutmeg, allspice and cloves. ¾ tsp cinnamon, 1 ½ tsp ground ginger. Use your imagination and add whatever you chose, just go with the basic batter recipe.
Time management tip: Make batter the night before or you can even make the pancakes ahead of time. Heat and eat.