Archive | May, 2012

High Protein Pancakes

17 May

I’m always on the search for a protein pancake that doesn’t contain protein powder! Today I made one that I just HAD to share. It was so delicious and has so much dimension that you won’t miss your Aunt Jemima even for a second!

High Protein Pancakes

Makes 4 pancakes. Serves 2.

1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese

1/2 cup egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla

dash cinnamon


For topping each pancake:

1 tsp raw honey

1/2 cup mixed berries


Heat skillet to medium/medium high.

Combine all ingredients in blender (I used my magic bullet).

Spray skillet with cooking spray and pour your pancakes, flipping after 2 minutes (until turning brown).


Optional toppings:

Sliced bananas with drizzle of peanut butter or other nut butter

Coconut with mixed fruit

Anything you can imagine!



Nutrition Facts


User Entered Recipe


  2 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 300.6
  Total Fat 14.8 g
      Saturated Fat 1.9 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 g
  Cholesterol 4.5 mg
  Sodium 300.4 mg
  Potassium 186.2 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 27.8 g
      Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
      Sugars 8.4 g
  Protein 17.7 g
  Vitamin A 0.9 %
  Vitamin B-12 6.7 %
  Vitamin B-6 11.1 %
  Vitamin C 12.9 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 5.0 %
  Calcium 8.3 %
  Copper 10.9 %
  Folate 15.3 %
  Iron 10.7 %
  Magnesium 18.4 %
  Manganese 31.9 %
  Niacin 1.8 %
  Pantothenic Acid     4.3 %
  Phosphorus     18.2 %
  Riboflavin 8.5 %
  Selenium 9.8 %
  Thiamin 5.6 %
  Zinc 7.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


My famous cookie recipe

17 May

My chocolate chip cookie recipe has become sort of a legend, if you will… at work, home, and around the world (not really) so I’d like to post it! It’s based loosely on Alton Brown’s “The Chewy” but I made it simpler and it’s seriously delicious. Enjoy, and share with all of your friends!

Shayna’s BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Soften butter.

Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.

Put the butter in the mixer‘s work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Make sure to take these cookies out when they are a little brown on the top, don’t cook them until completely “done.” You will think they are not ready, but they are! Cool completely and store in an airtight container.