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Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Say WHAT? Cottage Cheese? Think of this as a Ricotta alternative. The pancakes are gorgeous, fluffy and moist and you don't taste the cottage cheese - but it does add a lot of protein and cuts way back on the fat!

Good morning! If you follow me, you know I’ve been upping my breakfast game since I’ve been cooking for my fave octogenarians, the folks, Pat & Chuck. These Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes are one way I’m trying to improve the protein of their favorite breakfast fare.

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

“Cottage Cheese Pancakes?” you might ask. Yes. Cottage Cheese Pancakes. And they’re absolutely delicious. Who knew? Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes really are fluffy. And light. And rich. And moist. And totally delish.

You can see the cottage cheese flecks in the pancakes, but they’re more noticeable in the pics than they were “in person.” I barely adapted this from Whole Foods.

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I’ll be making these Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes again and again. They’re super easy, too, which always helps, especially in the morning. You can see that these have more calories but over five times the protein of my Best Basic Pancakes.

I don’t use cottage cheese much; usually I buy it intending to eat it at lunch, then let it languish. This is a great way to use some of that “good intention” stash. As far as prices, cottage cheese can be regularly picked up on sale at a deep discount and you should be able to find coupons. If you use it, it has a long shelf life, so pick up an extra carton when it’s on sale.

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Canola spray oil

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. In a larger bowl, whisk together eggs, cottage cheese, milk and oil. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and whisk until just blended.

Lightly coat a large skillet or griddle with spray oil then heat over medium heat. Working in batches, form each pancake by spooning about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet.

Cook, flipping pancakes once, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to plates and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14 g 21 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 11 %
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 195 mg 65 %
Sodium 626 mg 26 %
Potassium 200 mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 32 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 10 g
Protein 16 g 33 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 12 %
Iron 6 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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I’ll be taking this recipe to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, hosted this week by Sarah @ Sarah’s Little Kitchen and Shinta @ Caramel Tinted Life.

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43 Comments on “Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  1. Made a batch on Saturday morning and they were perfect! Fluffy and tasty! Thank you for posting 🙂

    • Great! i’m so glad you liked them and thanks for taking the time to check back with me and let me know. Sorry I didn’t see your comment until this week. Mollie

    • Thanks much – it was my first ever cottage cheese pancake and I went from, well, I guess I’ll try it to loving it in that first taste. 🙂

  2. Its a lip smacking recipe for me…willing to taste it now 🙂

  3. I’m always looking for a rich pancake recipe, I think breakfast should always be done right! This one is perfect. Indian cottage cheese or ‘paneer’ is something I enjoy making at home. I’ll be trying this out soon, thanks for sharing at the Fiesta!

    • Shinta, thank you. I haven’t made paneer but I’ve read about it, and I love the paneer with spinach when I go out to eat. Thank you for hosting for us! 🙂

  4. I am going to have to give these a try. Little Dude likes pancakes on the weekends and these would be a fun variation. Cottage cheese either goes in a flash at our house or languishes. This would be great for the weeks that it just hangs around.

  5. Cottage cheese what a great idea, the pancakes look fantastic. What do you think about ricotta instead of cottage cheese? Love this recipe!!

  6. These look super fluffy and light Mollie!! Your lucky parents!! And I clicked through to their photo with the carrot cake– they look so friendly! no wonder you like to hang out with them! I do have some cottage cheese moldering in the fridge– have to check it it’s fresh enough for pancakes. thanks! xox

    • This was my very first cottage cheese pancake – but I have made home-made cottage cheese several times. It’s amazing how much better it is than the overly salty store stuff! I’ve never put it on my blog, though. 🙂

  7. Lately, there is always cottage cheese in my refrigerator – read somewhere that 1/2 cup 2% plus 10 wheat thins makes for a healthy snack. Funny, but it does satisfy my 3:00 cravings. I’ll have to try these…

  8. Whoa! These pancake looks perfect! I haven’t had pancakes in a long time and now, I think that I should make these use the can of maple syrup that’s been hiding!😂

  9. They sound like a great idea. I buy cottage cheese to have for breakfast along with eggs, sausage or bacon etc but it often goes begging. Did you know you can add cottage cheese to your donut dough too. It’s the most important element of the traditional Romanian donuts called ‘papanasi’.

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    • 🙂 I think we should all be doing that! Since I’ve been at the folks I don’t know how many pounds of sugar and butter we’ve gone through in baked goods!

        • Pat has such a sweet tooth. It’s incredible. She’ll finish off a quart of ice-cream in a day and one time ate 14 muffins in an afternoon. If I don’t bake, she’ll eat all store bought stuff (which I figure is even worse than home-made.) Cupcakes, muffins, packaged hand pies…I’ve never seen anything like it – and her weight is pretty much steady.??!!

  10. I just …REALLY want you to come over my house and make me pancakes. Man, these look good 🙂

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