Cottage Cheese Pancakes


A number of you were curious about the cottage cheese pancakes I mentioned (in passing) a couple posts back. They’re pretty great, and a nice alternative to pancakes that are predominately flour-based. There are never enough pancakes and waffles over here. Lol.
a stack of cottage cheese pancakes on a white plate

Cottage Cheese Pancakes: Ingredients

The best thing about these protein-rich pancakes is how easy they are to make using common ingredients. Beyond that, they’re wildly adaptable.

  • Cottage cheese: Cultured cottage cheese is a great choice here, it’s a bit tangy and the curds tend to be larger. That said, I’ve had good results with every type of cottage cheese I’ve used for these pancakes.
  • Milk: You can use the milk of your preference. I’ve had good results with both dairy, homemade oat milk and almond milk.
  • Flour: As far as choosing flour goes, I like to use a mix of whole wheat pastry flour with all-purpose flour for this recipe. If you don’t have any whole wheat flour, no problem. Unbleached all-purpose flour is a-ok. And, if you’re avoiding gluten – I’ve had great results using oat flour in place of the flour called for. The 100% oat flour pancakes are more tender, and a bit trickier to flip, but they’re just as delicious.
  • Eggs
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Add-ins: See below

ingredients for cottage cheese pancakes arranged on marble counter

Cottage Cheese Pancakes: Add-ins

Here’s the thing with these pancakes. I’m going to share a version I make that incorporates minced cauliflower. The added nutritional bump you get from it is nice, and if you chop it finely enough, no one is the wiser. That said, you can take these in a completely different direction if you like. Work something with added texture, flavor, and nutritional oomph into the base batter and you’re set. If it’s not cauliflower try chopped spinach, blanched/chopped nettles, broccoli, dill, finely shredded carrots, etc. It’s hard to go wrong, and it’s fun to experiment.egg yolks and cottage cheese in a white mixing bowl

Play With Scale

The pancakes you see here are standard size – roughly 4-5-inches or so. That said, you can do, smaller blini-sized versions of these.


There are so many options here! You can serve these pancakes topped with roasted strawberries, vitamin C honey, or blackberry saffron honey. They’re fantastic topped with the dill butter from Super Natural Every Day (page 99), even better with the spiced nori butter from Near & Far (page 172). Both of those are on the savory side, or experiment with just about any of these compound butters. Seriously, blank canvas. Have fun with them!cottage cheese pancakes cooling on a rack

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