Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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These naturally gluten-free cottage cheese pancakes will get you out of bed in the ☀️ morning, excited for breakfast. They’re everything you want to start your day, from their high protein count and easy steps to their high nutrient density and 💦 fluffiness. You’ll be throwing out those pre-made mixes you have in the pantry once you see how easy these are to make and how much better you feel after eating them!

Why You’ll Love Cottage Cheese Pancakes

You’ll love these cottage cheese pancakes for their quick preparation, wholesome ingredients, and perfect texture. For those of you looking for a 🍳 breakfast option with more protein, I think you’ll find that the combination of cottage cheese and eggs results in a higher protein count than your typical pancakes. But you won’t lose out on moistness or fluffiness! Not to mention, these ❄️ freeze really well, so they are perfect for meal prep.

How to Prepare Cottage Cheese Pancakes

🥚 Combine eggs, cottage cheese, salt, vanilla extract, and oat flour in a food processor. Then, process until well combined (about 20-30 seconds).

🔥 Heat a pan on the stove with avocado oil or butter.

♨️ Cook pancake batter on medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side.

🍯 Serve these cottage cheese pancakes with honey, maple syrup, berries, or enjoy plain.

Nonna’s Tip

You can purchase oat flour at your local health food store (or any grocery store) or simply make your own by blending organic rolled oats into flour in your blender. 

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes Variations and Substitutions

Remember, these variations can be mixed and matched to suit your preferences, dietary restrictions, or any ingredients you have on hand. Feel free to get creative and customize these cottage cheese pancakes to make them your own!

  1. Instead of oat flour, you can use almond flour, 🥥 coconut flour, or gluten-free flour, depending on what you have on hand.
  2. If you don’t have cottage cheese, you could try this recipe with ricotta cheese.
  3. For those with a sweet tooth, you could add a sweetener such as maple syrup, agave nectar or 🍯 honey.
  4. Feel free to experiment with adding spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom.
  5. If you want a protein boost, you could add a scoop of protein powder to increase the protein content of the pancakes; just be aware that this may affect the final texture.
  6. You could mix in some diced fruit such as 🍌 bananas, blueberries, strawberries, or apples.
  7. Definitely get creative with toppings such as 🥜 chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or even a dollop of yogurt.

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Common Questions

Can I make these ahead or freeze these cottage cheese pancakes?

These pancakes are perfect for meal prep, because you can make them ahead of time or freeze them as well. 

How can I find or make oat flour?

You can purchase oat flour at your local health food store (or any grocery store) or simply make your own by blending organic rolled oats into flour in your blender. 

can I use a replacement for the oat flour?

You can also use 1/3 cup of quick-cooking rolled oats for this recipe instead of oat flour, but I do enjoy the fluffiness and texture of oat flour more. 

What If I don’t like cottage Cheese?

You won’t be able to taste the cottage cheese in these cottage cheese pancakes, so don’t worry. I have tried this recipe with yogurt too, but it does not work as well. 

What type of salt do you use?

I use Redmond Real Salt. Please note that depending on the salt you use, your dish may be less or more salty. Salt is to taste, so please always taste and adjust as you cook.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These naturally gluten-free cottage cheese pancakes will get you out of bed in the ☀️ morning, excited for breakfast. They're everything you want to start your day, from their high protein count and easy steps to their high nutrient density and 💦 fluffiness.
4.17 from 12 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup oat flour, you can blend organic rolled oats and make them into flour
  • tiny drizzle of oil or butter for the pan, I use avocado oil

Instructions 

  • In a food processor or blender, add the first five ingredients, and process until combined. I processed for about 20-30 seconds.
  • In a pan on the stove, add a touch of avocado oil or butter, and cook the pancakes on medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side.
  • Serve these cottage cheese pancakes with honey, maple syrup, berries, or enjoy plain!

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Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 336mg, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 327mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 549IU, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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16 Comments

    1. Yes, oat flour (which the original recipe calls for), is gluten free. You can always purchase gluten free oats and blend them yourself in a food processor or blender, to create a flour.

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I don’t eat sugar and keep my diet very low carbohydrates. These pancakes make sure I eat high protein in the morning.

    Thank you for sharing ❤️

  2. 5 stars
    I honestly was a skeptic about the cottage cheese but trusted you when you said you can’t taste it, still was a doubter. I tried these & the 1st time they were good. The 2nd time, I REALLY liked them. I have used up all the cottage cheese & have it on my grocery list to buy again so I can make these again.

  3. Made these to put in my son’s lunchbox with fruit. If you drizzle syrup or add PB or Nutella to them they’re sweet enough. I ate quite a few this morning!