Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes will be your new favorite! They perfectly fit in your macros filling your body with micronutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and other essential nutrients.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes make a delicious high-protein breakfast, filling snack, or dessert that you will enjoy every time!

Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

This Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancake recipe makes the lightest pancakes you’ve ever had! Cottage Cheese Pancakes are more delicate than traditional pancakes and have a mild cheese flavor with a soft creamy texture and crisp edges.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes are made with Dry Curd Cottage Cheese, eggs, a little bit of flour, and sweetened with any sweetener and your favorite dry fruits. These pancakes are nutritious, light, and filling thanks to cottage cheese – the main ingredient which has a high level of protein, calcium, B vitamins, phosphorus, and really low in carbs.

These high-protein, low-carb, and low-fat Cottage Cheese Pancakes make healthy breakfast and they are actually amazing for a filling snack or dessert. They are such a treat with a cup of coffee or tea!

Tips for Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Use DRY Curd Cottage Cheese or farmer cheese (sometimes it’s called Tvorog) – it’s the most important for this recipe! If your cottage cheese is not quite dry, drain it in a colander under a light press (such as a canning can) for a couple of hours, or squeeze the cottage cheese well with your hands to remove as much liquid as possible.

Use rice flour if you have it on hand. With rice flour pancakes has a softer texture, but all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, gluten-free flour, or even semolina will work great.

Substitute the raisings – you can use different dry fruits or berries of your choice – cranberries, dry cherries, chopped dry strawberries, or apricots – are so good! You can also make the pancakes without filling.

Before cooking the pancakes, shape them into balls, then roll them in flour, press each ball down with your fingers to make patties, and remove any excess flour.

Cook cottage cheese pancakes on a preheated skillet on medium-low heat (to let them cook through and prevent browning) until crisp golden tops.

Make-Ahead and Reheating Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes are perfect for making ahead and meal prep. You can make the pancakes in advance and store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Here are the ways to reheat leftover pancakes:

  • in a toaster – pop the pancakes in one at a time and toast until heated through. Use a fork to take them out.
  • in the microwave – heat the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes. It’s a quick method, but you may lose the crispy edges of the pancakes.
  • in a skillet – brush your skillet with some oil or butter and heat the pancakes on medium heat until crispy on the outside and warmed through.

Toppings For Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I like serving the Cottage Cheese Pancakes with maple syrup, honey, this Blueberry Sauce or Chocolate Banana Spread plus plain Greek yogurt. Here are some other topping ideas:

  • fresh fruits or berries
  • nut butter + maple syrup or jam
  • sour cream + jam

Other Healthy Recipes with Cottage Cheese:

Healthy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce

Low Carb Cottage Cheesecake

Crepes with Cottage Cheese Filling

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Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
 2 serves 10 min 6 min  16 min

Ingredients for Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  • 2 cups (300 g) dry curd cottage cheese (I used 0.8%)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. (20 g) erythritol/stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. (or 15g) rice flour or any other flour, plus about 2 Tbsp. for dredging
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut or light vegetable oil, for frying

Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes stage 1

How to Make Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the cottage cheese, egg, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Using a hand blender, mix just until the cheese mixture is almost smooth. (You can also use a food processor or mash the cottage cheese into little pieces with a fork).
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of flour and ½ teaspoon of baking powder and stir with a spatula just until combined. Stir in raisins. The dough should be very soft, but should not stick to your hands.Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes stage 2
  3. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour on a medium plate. Scoop out the cheese mixture with a tablespoon or a cookie scoop and place into the plate with the flour. Form it into a ball and roll in the flour. Press the ball on the top to make a small patty. With hands, remove excess flour and set aside your pancake. Repeat this process until the cheese mixture is gone.Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes stage 4
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet on low-medium, brush with the oil. Place the pancakes into the preheated skillet and cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden.
  5. Transfer to a platter and serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

How Many Calories in Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Calories (per 1serve, 170 g): 253 kcal Calories (per 100 g ): 149 kcal
Fat: 7.0 g Fat: 4.1 g
Carbohydrates: 17.9 g Carbohydrates: 10.5 g
Protein: 33.4 g Protein: 19.6 g

Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes will be your new favorite! They perfectly fit in your macros filling your body with micronutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and other essential nutrients. Cottage Cheese Pancakes make a delicious high-protein breakfast, filling snack, or dessert that you will enjoy every time!
3.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 2 servings
Calories 253 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups 300 g dry curd cottage cheese (I used 0.8%)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. 20 g erythritol/stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. or 15g rice flour or any other flour, plus about 2 Tbsp. for dredging
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut or light vegetable oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cottage cheese, egg, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Using a hand blender, mix just until the cheese mixture is almost smooth. (You can also use a food processor or mash the cottage cheese into little pieces with a fork).
  • Add 3 tablespoons of flour and ½ teaspoon of baking powder and stir with a spatula just until combined. Stir in raisins. The dough should be very soft, but should not stick to your hands.
  • Place remaining 2 tablespoons of flour on a medium plate. Scoop out the cheese mixture with a tablespoon or a cookie scoop and place into the plate with the flour. Form it into a ball and roll in the flour. Press the ball on the top to make a small patty. With hands, remove excess flour and set aside your pancake. Repeat this process until the cheese mixture is gone.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet on low-medium, brush with the oil. Place the pancakes into the preheated skillet and cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden.
  • Transfer to a platter and serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Calories (per 1serve, 170 g): 253 kcal Calories (per 100 g ): 149 kcal
Fat: 7.0 g Fat: 4.1 g
Carbohydrates: 17.9 g Carbohydrates: 10.5 g
Protein: 33.4 g Protein: 19.6 g
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9 comments

  1. 5 stars
    My wife made these last Sunday. This recipe is very easy. We have tried these pancakes, with sour cream, and they tasted really good.

    1. Hi Kathi. Dry cottage cheese you can be easily found on the shelves with dairy products in any grocery store.

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