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Simple Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword protein pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 (3 pancakes each)
Calories 257 kcal


  • ¾ cup small curd nonfat cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. nonfat milk
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Optional mix-ins: ½ cup blueberries, chopped strawberries, or other chopped fruit


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk cottage cheese, eggs, milk, and vanilla to combine.

  2. In a separate bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to combine.

  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring gently to form a thick batter. Some lumps are fine, but batter should be uniform.

  4. Optional: stir in fruit, if using.

  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  6. When pan is hot, drop in ¼ cup batter per pancake, cooking about 3 pancakes at a time, so that the skillet is full but not crowded.

  7. Cook until underside is lightly browned, sides are set, and top is bubbling, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until both sides are browned and pancakes are cooked through, 3 minutes more.

  8. Set aside on a plate, or keep warm in a 250° F oven.

  9. Repeat with remaining batter.

  10. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (3 pancakes)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 222mg74%
Sodium 478mg21%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 18.5g37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.