Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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Yep – you heard that right – cottage cheese pancakes. And although I normally consider myself much more a waffle girl than a pancake girl, this recipe might be giving my beloved waffles a run for their money. John is a very healthy eater, so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes that are healthy and flavorful. Imagine my delight when I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest (get the directions at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen) for low carb, high protein pancakes! The end result is moist, light, fluffy goodness that pairs great with some maple syrup. Looks like we’ll all be able to have our (pan)cakes and eat them, too!

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Ingredients (I halved the recipe, double this if you need to!)

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (I highly recommend this!)

Recipe instructions found here.
*Note: I used a blender to combine everything. Start by blending cream cheese until smooth, then add all the other ingredients and blend to combine. Add additional flour if needed to thicken the batter.

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John and I both agreed that we’ll be making these pancakes again very soon. With the added cinnamon they almost taste like french toast, which might be why I love them so much. Next time I’d love to top them with strawberries (ok, and some powdered sugar). Also, I tried out Courtney’s tip of using Crisco to grease the pan and it worked great. I definitely recommend giving it a try if you love the outside of your pancakes a little crisper.

What’s your favorite healthy breakfast dish?
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22 thoughts on “Cottage Cheese Pancakes

    1. Stephanie Post author

      Heather – I was hesitant to try these because I don’t even like cottage cheese, but John is crazy about it. Honestly, you can taste the egg and cinnamon way more than the cottage cheese. You should definitely give these a try!

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    1. Stephanie Post author

      I was thinking these pancakes were like 3 things in one: 1 part french toast, 1 part pancake, and 1 part crepe! I love the recipe you shared on your blog and I think we’ll give that one a try too, especially when John starts getting a bit stricter with his diet in a month or so. Thanks so much for sharing AJ!

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  1. Lauren

    These look so delicious! In our house, I’m the healthier eater and my husband is like a human garbage disposal. I find it so hard to eat healthily when he’s the junk food king. I think trying out this recipe might be a great compromise!

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    1. Stephanie Post author

      John has definitely rubbed off on me which is great since I wasn’t eating very healthy before. Now, we enjoy finding recipes like this which are a perfect compromise for both of us. You’ll have to let me know what you think if you try these!

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    1. Stephanie Post author

      Rachel, I don’t like it either! I swear I couldn’t even taste the cream cheese, it just made the pancakes moist. The main flavors were the egg and cinnamon, which just made these taste like a yummy piece of french toast. 🙂

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  2. Alyssa

    Yum yum yum! I actually am much more of a waffle girl myself like you, so if you like these I’m willing to try them out! I hope John knows he’s lucky to have a lady that cooks him yummy breakfasts like these! 😉

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    1. Stephanie Post author

      Oh yes, and I know I am a lucky lady because John is usually on dinner duty! You’ll have to give these a try. I LOVE love love waffles, but these pancakes were seriously amazing. I think both of our plates were clean within about 5 minutes.

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  3. Jenn

    I love breakfast! Dean is much healthier than me but he’ll usually take one morning off a week for some good pancakes and eggs. He makes them though because he’s a much better pancake maker than I am haha
    Jenn
    With Luck

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    1. Stephanie Post author

      I love it too! It is my favorite meal, but ironically the one I get laziest about making. You should have seen John and I’s first attempt at making pancakes together…it was pretty bad. But now we both can do a pretty good job!

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  4. keri

    I’ve been using this recipe for over a year now. All 3 of my kids love it and I do too! I have to double the batch they go so fast. Thank you for posting this.

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