These cottage cheese pancakes are fluffy, delicious, and packed with protein! You can make these in a blender for quick, protein-packed gluten-free pancakes!

cottage cheese pancakes
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I’ve been on a cottage cheese kick, and I’ve had fun discovering how versatile it is! My toddler loves pancakes, so I decided to give his pancakes a protein boost with cottage cheese, and it worked so well! Three of these pancakes have 15g of protein for less than 250 calories! They’re a great way to start your day.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cottage cheese– I used 2% small curd cottage cheese but 4% and/or large curd cottage cheese works fine too. I don’t recommend fat-free cottage cheese. If you don’t have any cottage cheese, consider trying my Greek yogurt pancakes instead!
  • Oats– I used old fashioned oats, also called rolled oats, but this recipe can also be made with quick-cooking oats. Do not use steel cut oats.
  • Eggs– This helps create a fluffy texture and binds the pancakes together, since there is no gluten in this recipe. I don’t recommend using an egg replacement.
  • Baking powder– This helps the pancake rise so they’re nice and fluffy.
  • Maple syrup– I added a bit of pure maple syrup to the batter to add sweetness. You could substitute it for honey or you can leave it out if you want to make these sugar-free.

Benefits of Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese has been a trendy “diet” food in the past and it’s become popular again! There’s a good reason for it: it’s high in protein, low in calories, and can be used in a variety of recipes from oatmeal to smoothies! Similar to yogurt, Cottage cheese is also high in probiotics, which can help improve gut health and aid digestion.

How to Make Pancakes with Oats

Using oats to make pancakes is a great way to add nutrition to your morning meal! Oats are a good source of fiber, protein, and vitamins, and they can help keep you full and energized throughout the morning. This recipe uses rolled oats as the base of these pancakes. We blend them with the other ingredients until the batter is smooth, so it’s like using oat flour. It’s a great way to keep these pancakes gluten-free! Just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you have a gluten allergy.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Pancakes