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Air Fryer Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Yes, you can make cottage cheese pancakes in your air fryer! You'll need some 4-inch round mini pie tins or ramekins. The pancakes, unlike the version made in a skillet, will come out uniformly round, light, and airy. So that means no torn, squished, broken cottage cheese pancakes (alas for the cook who got to eat the mangled pancakes) or standing over a hot stove trying to judge just the right moment to flip or remove the pancakes. The pancakes cook in the air fryer in about five minutes, and, depending on your air fryer, you can usually cook two at a time. How do they taste? Great! I like them better than the skillet version. Try the cottage cheese pancakes "as is," with syrup, jam, or topped with strawberries or other fruit. I'm including an apple topping recipe, which is great on the pancakes, or just top them with applesauce and cinnamon for an easy fall treat.

Air Fryer Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Air Fryer Cottage Cheese Pancakes -- Makes 12 Small Pancakes

1 1/2 cups of low-fat cottage cheese (1 percent)

3 eggs

1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

In a medium bowl or measure (I use a Pyrex quart measure) combine all the ingredients and whisk them together very well. Spritz 4-inch round mini pie tins with non-stick cooking spray (or use small ramekins). Pour a small amount of batter into your pie tins--to a depth of about 1/4-1/3-inch. Put 2-3 of the tins into your air fryer basket (in a single layer) and cook the pancakes at 360 degrees for about 5 minutes or until golden and spotty brown. Remove the pancakes from the tins as soon as the tins are cool enough to handle. Spritz the pie tins again and repeat the process with the remaining batter. You can cook the pancakes in advance and reheat them in the air fryer at 280 degrees for a few minutes or until warm.

Apple Topping -- Makes about 1 cup

1 1/2 cups of chopped peeled apple

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon each of cloves, allspice, and nutmeg

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

2 teaspoons of butter

1 tablespoon of dried cranberries (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave the mixture for 2 minutes. Stir the mixture well and microwave it for another minute or two or until the apples have released their juices and softened. Stir in the dried cranberries, if you'd like to use them.

Don't Tear Your Cottage Cheese Pancakes--Make Them in the Air Fryer

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