Cottage Cheese Pancakes are packed with protein and a family favorite — they may just become your favorite pancake ever. 

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If you know me or weelicious, you know I am not a fan of tricking kids into eating their vegetables. There has been a trend in children’s cooking over the last few years which advocates hiding or disguising the foods our kids should be eating. For example, if you have a kid who doesn’t like spinach, you can just bake a batch of brownies incorporating spinach into the recipe and your child will never know he’s eating his greens.

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Aside from being a time consuming way to feed your children, I simply don’t like the idea of deceiving kids, especially when it comes to food and establishing good lifelong eating habits. Inspiring kids to love fruits and vegetables is much more fun, rewarding and easy (yes, I said easy) than you think.

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Still, even when you are as committed to nutrition as I am, kids will be kids and not easily swayed from what they do and don’t like. For instance, Kenya wasn’t a huge fan of cottage cheese as a little kid and, trust me, I had tried (and repeatedly failed) to make it taste yummy to him. I’ve topped it with Raspberry Sauce, let him squeeze honey on it, mixed it with diced pineapple (one of my childhood favorites) and attempted many other variations, but each time he took a bite he refused to eat any more.

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I embrace and respect the fact that every kid has his own unique palate and that Kenya may just not like cottage cheese, but I still wasn’t ready to give up on it. After all, cottage cheese is packed with protein and is such an inexpensive and nutritious food that it became a personal mission of mine to devise a recipe using it that Kenya would enjoy.

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These pancakes were my final try and I was excited to see how they would go over with Kenya. Six pancakes into his breakfast (no exaggeration, SIX), he asked, “what kind of pancakes are these mommy?” It was as if I had gotten caught. I stopped in my tracks and hesitantly mumbled, “cottage cheese pancakes”. He just looked at me and said “they’re really good,” and he’s viewed cottage cheese differently ever since. Just goes to show you when it comes to food, don’t give up on something you believe your kids will ultimately love and remember, honesty is always the best policy!

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I want to make sure the unbelievably simple, nutritious and delicious Cottage Cheese Pancakes are at the top of your list as they’re always a kid friendly favorite! 

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes are packed with protein and a family favorite — they may just become your favorite pancake ever. 
4.44 from 44 votes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes



  • Place the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Heat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat, lightly coat with oil or butter and pour about 2 tbsp of the mixture onto the griddle for each pancake.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are set and golden.
  • Serve.
  • *To Freeze: Let pancakes come to room temperature, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 3 months.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. 5 stars
    Just found out my boy has familial high cholesterol ( skinny kid with inherited condition). Looking for recipes where he can still have his favs. Love the high protein in this and good fats. I cooked in avocado oil and added flax. Thank you! My kids loved these!

  2. 5 stars
    I had some cottage cheese that was approaching its best before date and found this recipe. We prefer waffles over pancakes and I wondered if the batter would stand up in my waffle maker. It did! I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter as others suggested and found the waffles softer than we usually make, but very delicious. I will use this recipe again.

  3. I make these with 100% oat flour which I make myself by grinding regular oats in the food processor and then sifting. I let the batter sit for 10 minutes so the oat flour absorbs some moisture and the pancakes are so good. This recipe is the best I’ve ever tried. I especially love adding cardamom to the batter and top with lingonberry jam and ricotta cheese.

  4. Would it work if I baked the whole batter? What would be the best temperature and for how long? My toddler and I love this recipe!! However, when I freeze the excess I feel like it hardens around the edge. I thought maybe baking would get rid of that. Thank you for your awesome recipe!!

  5. These are really excellent! – so grateful to find this recipe! I add a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and my son says they taste like “French toast pancakes” – and has no idea he’s eating protein-filled eggs and cottage cheese, things he wouldn’t eat by themselves. Wonderful taste and texture and low carb:)

  6. These are really excellent! – so grateful to find this recipe! I add a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and my son says they taste like “French toast pancakes” – and has no idea he’s eating protein-filled eggs and cottage cheese, things he wouldn’t eat by themselves. Wonderful taste and texture and low carb:)

  7. These are absolutely delicious! I couldn’t believe it! I’m so glad I found your recipes. I’ve tried your chicken nuggets and these pancakes so far and I’ve been so excited with how they’ve both turned out! Thank you!

  8. A favorite in our house! When I’m out of cottage cheese, I sub Greek yogurt. Turns out great and still loaded with protein!

  9. This was so yum. My daughter, recovering from a knee injury, just loved it. The recipe made 5 large pancakes and she had 4 !!! Imagine the protein.

    We dont get store-bought gluten free here in India. Do you think I can make with plain rice flour instead? Or even oats, since I dont want to use refined flour?

  10. Is the baking powder teaspoon or tablespoon? I followed the directions exactly and the pancakes were very very thin. Any ideas?

  11. I read all of the rave reviews for the cottage cheese pancakes, and I’ve had success with many of the Weelicious recipes, so I figured this one would also be a hit. However, my pancakes turned out nothing like the images and tasted more eggy than I expected, so I’m trying to figure out what went wrong. The batter was very liquidy and contained lumps of cottage cheese throughout. Should the liquid mixture be mixed until smooth (i.e. all of the cottage cheese lumps are gone)? Is only 1/2 cup of flour enough? Other pancake recipes use more of a 1 egg-to-1 cup of flour ratio, and this one is 3 eggs to 1/2 cup flour. Any guidance is appreciated! Thanks!

  12. I found the cottage cheese pancake recipe years ago when a colleague told me about weelicious. I now have a child who won’t eat meat and it continues to be a lifesaver and a favorite for my family. I share it a lot! Great site

  13. Thank you for sharing- delicious and yummy. I made them for my grandchildren ages 3 and 4. They sure enjoyed them.
    They were a little challenging with getting the right temperature. It definitely took a MUCH lower heat then traditional pancakes. And they were slower cooking. So glad I tried them.

  14. Thank you for sharing- delicious and yummy. I made them for my grandchildren ages 3 and 4. They sure enjoyed them.
    They were a little challenging with getting the right temperature. It definitely took a MUCH lower heat then traditional pancakes. And they were slower cooking. So glad I tried them.

  15. These are great! I love having these in the freezer. Great protein and calcium for the family. (My one year old does not like milk, so this is an easy way to give her extra calcium!) The pancakes sometimes stick to the pan, but otherwise these are great!

  16. i have made a double batch of these every few weeks for the last 6 years ~ my kids love them! i freeze them and then re-heat for a quick breakfast to go in the car. my son was just diagnosed with celiac so i this weekend i used Cup4Cup instead of the flour and they were delicious. i blended the wet ingredients first in the blender and then added the dry ingredients and the pancakes were super smooth and fluffy.

  17. My husband came into the kitchen as I was putting these on the griddle. He said, “What are those lumps?” I said cottage cheese. “YUCK” came out of his mouth. He really liked them though. I had to freeze some for another day. Would I make these again. YES

  18. Made these today for my one-year old granddaughter. She’s not a picky eater, but mom & dad are always looking for healthy breakfast ideas. OMG – they are soo good!! I added some blueberries after I dropped the batter onto the pan, but while very tasty, they didn’t sink down into the batter and didn’t look very pretty. I am going to make myself a batch using eggbeaters and raw stevia. Great recipe!!

  19. These are so good; I’m so grateful to have them as an option. I used whole wheat flour and added cinnamon, and that was really good too!!

  20. Actually never mind for the how big do you make them. I missed the 1 tbsp per pancake part haha. But, still wondering how many is a serving.

  21. I really love this recipe! But how big do you make your pancakes to get 20-25? And how many is a serving. I must make mine very large because I got 6 pancakes from it.

  22. We love these! One day I was only making half of the recipe, so i only used one egg. We liked them better that way, so now i make the whole recipe with only 2 eggs.

  23. To those wondering about baking these in the oven, I just tried it. I made a few changes though. I’m doing low carb, so I used almond flour in place of the regular flour. I also used Egg Beaters because I promised my Doc I would. LOL.
    I baked them in a muffin top pan and got 12 exactly. I baked them at 350 for 25 min. I just tested as I would a cake with a toothpick. They rose as they baked and fell as they cooled which made a great little well for sliced strawberries. Oh, and I only used half the honey.
    They turned out pretty good although I think next time I will add a little more flour because they were baked but kind of moist in the middle not cakey like I like. Hope this helps!

  24. You have stated there is only 2g of sugar but you put in 2 tablespoons of honey! How does that work out?
    Please reply…..

  25. Yes you can! If you want to use a liquid sweetener so the measurement stays the same you can use maple syrup or agave. If you use granulated sugar, you will have to double the honey measurement.

  26. Can we substitute honey for sugar? Or any suggestions for substituting honey? I want to make these for my 9 month old who cannot have honey yet. Thank you

  27. […] yes to it, I found), I wanted to use it up somehow, since it’s packed with protein. I found this recipe for cottage cheese pancakes and gave it a go, cutting it down by about a third so that I could cook all the batter and eat the […]

  28. Nice! Thank you! Yes, they freeze great. Freeze in a single layer until frozen through, about 30 minutes, then transfer to a zipper bag or other freezer safe container for up to 4 months. I defrost and reheat them in the oven or toaster oven!

  29. Yes AMAZING pancakes! I first tried them last year; and have since passed the recipe onto 5 people I know. And my mother has also passed it on! My 4yr old loves to help make them and then gobble them up! We have these for breakfast and dinner sometimes. But I’m wondering how they would freeze? Any thoughts?

  30. Thank you so much for these yummy pancakes! My kids and I adored them. A great change up for the pancake routine. We topped them with whipped cream and fresh blueberries:) They were fantastic.

  31. Is it all pancakes for serving size? If not can anyone tell me what the suggested serving size is?

    Thank you

  32. Just made these with ricotta cheese and almond flour. Added whey protein powder, cinnamon, coconut flour and lemon juice. Turned out great.

  33. I use a cast iron pan for cooking pancakes, which is naturally nonstick when it is seasoned properly! You can also make sure you have a good layer of oil or butter in the pan, and that it is hot enough!

  34. Ive been making these for over a year as our standard pancake recipe!

    Out of curiosity, today I decided to see if I could use the batter for waffles as well. I upped the flour a little and added about a tablespoon of olive oil, and they turned out great!

  35. Is there any way to make these in the oven as muffins using the same recipe, they always stick to the pan no matter what I have tried….my son loves them but I hate making them.

  36. Just made these! They are Awesome! My husband said they are the best yet. I put butter rum flavor in agave for the syrup….yummy.

  37. […] or pineapple cottage cheese makes a wholesome snack. Try these cottage cheese pancakes from Weelicious for a delicious breakfast-style snack anytime of […]

  38. Just made these today and they were awesome! I swapped whole wheat flour for the white flour, and swapped unsweetened apple sauce for the honey (my son is still under 1 year old). He gobbled up them up! Thanks for the recipe!

  39. Kyle, I have you tried mixing in a blender? I use a vitamin and mine turn out perfect everytime. I am also using the small curd cottage cheese. You might try spooning the flour in your measuring cup, so that the flour is not packed. I hope this will help! This is really a good recipe!

  40. I added a TBS of Arrowroot powder this helped with the thickening. Also if you first mix the “liquid” ingredients and then add the well mixed “dry” ingredients this should help.

    I added a tsp of lemon juice and served it with raspberry compote!!!! YUM

    Thanks for the recipe!

  41. I’ve made this twice already and my boys love them! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I am using small curd cottage cheese and I blend my liquid ingredients. It’s like a thick pancake batter. I pour into the skillet then I “roll” my skillet around to kinda thin it out and spread it. Hope this helps!

  42. Hey

    Tried making these three times but my batter gets to thick and can’t make pancakes.

    What am I doing wrong?!?!

  43. Thanks for recipe, they look divine. Have you tried making these with coconut flour before? I’m keen to try that but am new to wheat free baking

  44. I just made these for breakfast. They were excellent! I topped them with homemade applesauce and a bit of maple syrup.

    Thank you.

  45. Not sure why, but mine were paper thin and almost burnt on the outside, even on med-low heat. Not at all fluffy like the pic.

  46. I made these this morning for my 2.5 yr old Son. He wolfed them down!
    Thank you for an awesome protein packed pancake recipe….I will be making these often!

  47. We love these in our house! I puree the wet mixture to get a smoother texture and also add cinnamon and sometimes chopped apple!

  48. I love pancakes so much, especially the lowcarb versions. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this out, looks amazing.

  49. Thanks so much for this lovely protein rich recipe. I’m not one for adding sugar to cooking, but I didn’t want my son to only taste “cottage cheese” so I added about 2 tspns maple syrup, tasted delish. I served them with hazeltella, sliced banana & squeeze of lemon juice. Next time I’ll try without any sweetener as I don’t think they need it.

  50. Thank you so much for this recipe! I came across this recipe while searching for new, healthy breakfast ideas for my then, 13 month old. My daughter loves these pancakes (I think they are pretty delicious myself) and I love that they are so easy to make. For me, they turn out much darker than the picture shows, but she still gobbles them up. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  51. Made a double batch of these this morning. Blended everything and added 2 tbsp if ground flax seeds per a suggestion in the comments. They were amazing! Definitely adding to the breakfast list

  52. Oh. my. gosh. I found this recipe while looking for breakfast things to do with cottage cheese. I’m pregnant and struggling with getting enough protein (thank you, severe morning sickness), but I get sick of foods easily or averse to them. *I* loved these – probably more than regular pancakes and my 2.5 year old said they were “really good!” She barely eats so this is huge win! I’m terrible at cooking pancakes and my electric stove is unpredictable, so mine were darker than pictured but did not taste burnt.

  53. Yes, good good! 2 yr old did like. We sprinkled cinnamon in the batter also. No need to top with butter for us.

  54. […] and typed in ‘cottage cheese breakfast’, discovering this recipe by weelicious for Cottage Cheese Pancakes.  My kids love pancakes, but they could detect the cottage cheese lumps, and weren’t too […]

  55. FYI, we like to add cottage cheese to our yogurt, as it gives it more texture and substance. Maybe he wouldn’t mind it that way.

  56. Just tried these for the first time- they were absolutely amazing! I split the recipe in half and added blueberries to the batter, then couldn’t resist eating the whole stack! They were fluffy, satisfying, and just perfect! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  57. Iced in today, needing a food fix… Just made these and YUM! Taste like cheese blintz. I heated all natural strawberry jam and spread on top! ..making a batch for the fridge

  58. These did not set up at all. I attempted the recipe numerous times. They spread out so much they wouldn’t cook. When I did taste my piles of half burnt goop, all I could taste was salt.

  59. That should work just fine! It will be more dense and nutty, and you might need to add a bit more liquid.

  60. These pancakes are awesome!! My 5 and 2 year old love them and so do my husband and I!! I use a blender for the wet ingredients so there aren’t any cottage cheese chunks. I use 1 TBSP and make about 20 pancakes, enough to have leftovers to freeze!

  61. […] Mini pancakes are a fun way to make sandwiches for lunch. I ended up making two batches of these Cottage Cheese Pancakes. After following the recipe (I used spelt flour) for the first batch, I thought the pancakes were a […]

  62. I was really reluctant to make these thinking I’d be wasting a full cup of cottage cheese…SO glad I went through with it! They are fluffy yet melt in your mouth. You can see bits of cottage cheese even after they’re cooked so I might blend that if I were to make these for my family. I ate one right off the griddle…I’m betting it’s even better with syrup 🙂 OH, and I used a 1/4 measuring cup and got 8 pancakes. Who does 1 TB??

  63. Thank you! These were a hit although the recipe only made 10 pancakes not 20-25. I’ll double it next time 😉

  64. I’ve had an over abundance of cottage cheese that needed to be used this week and found this. Perfect!!!! I also made Alfredo sauce using cottage cheese instead of cream this week, and it was incredible! Another way to use cottage cheese with kids!!!

  65. Does anyone have a recommendation of a substitute for eggs in this? I could use 1 or 2 eggs, but 3 is too much for my allergic toddler. Would applesauce work?

  66. I searched through the comments but didn’t see any comments about these being made with ricotta. I didn’t have cottage cheese and I made with ricotta and it came out AMAZING! For everyone who blended the mixture they should just use ricotta 🙂

  67. I just made these for lunch for me and my 4 year old twins. Because of texture issues I threw everything in my blender to mix. They were a huge hit (with and without blueberries) and even my picky eater cleaned his plate. Tastes like a delicious cross between French toast and pancakes. Next time I’ll reduce the salt a little because I think my cottage cheese is pretty salty on its own. Thanks for this tasty recipe.

  68. Hi! I’ve just made this recipe for brunch and it was a hit. So simple and tasty! I’ve used gluten free flour and baking powder though, but it worked out great 🙂

  69. These are delicious! I am definitely not as much of a kitchen expert as I’d like to be but this recipe actually was a success. Ingredients are familiar, steps were simple and easy, cooking was a breeze, plus they were a hit! My 26 month old didn’t even make it to his seat. He stood at the counter and ate four without stopping. He dipped his in strawberry jam and loved it. I also love that he and I can make this together without me stressing about what he’s doing. This will definitely become a morning–or really any time–staple recipe!

  70. […] (far left): Cottage Cheese Pancakes* with half a banana 1/8 cup of sugar free syrup and 2 slices of bacon. How much do I love that I get […]

  71. love love love love love these!!!! I’ve never seen my 18 month old son eat something so quickly. Thank you for this perfect recipe!

  72. My 22-month-old daughter, husband and I all loved these! I’m trying them this time with whole wheat flour. Curious if I can refrigerate the batter tonight and cook them tomorrow morning? I don’t have a lot of spare time in the a.m.! Thanks:)

  73. I’ve been making these for a while, basically since you posted them and my kids and I love them. Just for fun I tried subbing the flour for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and I was so pleased with the results that I may be making them gluten free from now on.

  74. Looooove these! My kids and hubby are not huge cottage cheese fans but they gobbled these right up. Served with your berry sauce or a side of fruit they are a nutritious, hearty breakfast. Quick to throw together and forgiving to cook-I’m known for either burning or undercooking pancakes but every single one of these was perfect. Thanks, Catherine!

  75. They were fabulous. Quick and easy to make and delicious. I only had about 3/4 cup of cottage cheese left so I filled the rest of the cup with plain lowfat yogurt and it worked great. Since it is my son’s birthday, I also sprinkled a few of the pancakes with mini chocolate chips after I poured them in the pan before I flipped them. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  76. I just tried these for my kids. My daughter refuses most foods and is reluctant to try anything new. But, she loves cottage cheese and I’m always trying to find new, protein-rich foods that she can try. My two kids just ate up the entire batch!

    I just bought your cookbooks, and both these and the breakfast cupcakes have been big hits already. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this site before! Thanks so much! I think your recipes are going to be essential in helping me ease my daughter toward a healthier and more varied diet.

  77. I just made these and they were just okay. Make sure you make them very small and/or thin, because uncooked cottage cheese in the middle is not yummy! I cut the recipe in 3 and it made 2 medium pancakes. If cooked thoroughly, you can’t even notice the cottage cheese!

  78. I haven’t ever made them with white flour so I can’t compare the two, but I use whole wheat and they’re delicious!

  79. Making these right now and wondering if next time I an sub whole wheat flour instead? Would that work as well? Or maybe half and half? Thanks!

  80. Amazing. My toddler and I loved them. Use whole wheat flour and full fat cottage cheese. Fantastic.

  81. We make something similar at home, called Norwegian pancakes (Grandfather was Norwegian). It’s simple 4 eggs, 1 c. SOUR CREAM 1 c. Cottage cheese, 1 Tbs sugar,, pinch of salt and then 1/2 – 3/4 c of flour. Everyone who tries them loves them, and we always have the ingredients on hand. They’re thin and light so almost crepe like.

  82. your comment inspired me to buy & add flax seed to mine too (I also use whole wheat flour)! I also add either frozen blueberries or mini chocolate chips. 🙂

  83. I have been making these for a few months now with the addition of flax seed, and I absolutely love them! Today, I tried them with whole wheat flour and my world was rocked even more 🙂 Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  84. These are awesome! The entire family wanted more! I will definitely double the recipe next time in order to freeze for later use.

  85. My 11-month old ate 5 of these yesterday morning (I think I ate 8). I put a little tower of natural whipped cream on his tray and he had fun splattering the cream and then grabbing a pancake square – it was so, so cute! They are so delicious. I will definitely be adding this recipe into our breakfast rotation!

  86. […] These turned out to be delicious, but looked pretty gross while in progress. Thank you, Weelicious! […]

  87. Are you sure that the recipe doesn’t include any milk? I would think you need a little milk in recipe?

  88. We are addicted to these things in my house! It’s always a challenge incorporating proteins into my 14 month olds diet and these for the bill – he’s been eating them since he was 10 months old. I also recently made these pancakes for my mom after she had surgery. They are super easy to eat and provide a ton of nutrition. They also freeze beautifully!

  89. (great free site) lets members instantly calculate nutritional info when they enter a recipe. 🙂 I’ve found it very helpful, as I generally cook from scratch and I can enter a recipe once and call it up again and again.

  90. Do you have nutritional values for the cottage cheese pancakes? My whole family repeatedly calls these their favorite pancakes ever! I use 1/2 vanilla extract and 1/2 almond extract which is delicious!

  91. To die for! I made these for breakfast this morning and my 18 month old kept asking for more! He ate 6! Amazing! Mama likes em, too!

  92. […] favorite snack around here is cottage cheese pancakes.  I can make a big batch of them rather quickly, and they keep well in the fridge.  My kids will […]

  93. Now I wonder if sievlr dollar pancakes are the same as pikelets?I think the pigeons have eaten all our cherries before they even got a chance to grow and ripen. There is lots of evidence of them having done so on the ground under the tree! We haven’t had anything from the garden yet, although the piggies have had some of the sievlrbeet.

  94. I just made these tonight along with the sweet potato latkes. These pancakes were a huge hit! I thought they were fantastic and so did the kids. My 4 year old refuses to eat cottage cheese and he said these were the best pancakes he’s ever had. And we cook up a lot of different pancakes. Thanks for a great recipe!

  95. Love these!!! I often make a double batch and freeze them. I usually eat an early light dinner with the kids and end up being hungry shortly after they go to bed. I take a couple of these out of the freezer for a perfect little snack. When I run out, I immediately make more! Kids love them too!

  96. Love Love Love this recipe. Sundays are pancake day for us and I have been trying all of the pancakes in the weelicious cookbook and this is my favorite recipe thus far! I admit, I was doubtful that cottage cheese would be good. It is a healthier alternative to ricotta pancakes. Would highly recommend.

  97. […] wanting to try cottage cheese pancakes for such a long time and I adapted this recipe from Weelicious. Please, please, please try these,  you will fall in […]

  98. Not sure if anyone has done this, but I put the cottage cheese in the food processor for a couple whirls to give it a smoother texture. Big improvement!

  99. I just made these for my husband and I this morning because I had some Cottage Cheese that I needed to use up and he won’t touch it. They are WONDERFUL even got the approval of my husband! I added a small amount (maybe a 1/2 tablespoon) of ground flax seed and also used Quinoa Flour in place of regular flour simply because it is what I had on hand. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you!

  100. I just made these for my mother-in-law this morning after church. They turned out delicious and I will be making them again many times. So flavorful and fluffy. I used 3/4 cup whole wheat flour instead of white flour, fat free cottage cheese and maple syrup. NO SALT.

  101. The honey adds sweetness, so you can leave it out if you don’t mind the resulting flavor. If you want sweetness then use agave instead or another liquid sweetener. I’m not sure about the egg yolks, but I’m thinking that would be okay. You might need to add one more to help the dough come together. Let me know how it comes out with your changes! If the batter seems too thick try adding a little water.

  102. can i make these with egg yolks and without honey – want to make them for my 9 month old who cant have honey or egg whites yet?

  103. I can’t get theses to cook all the way thru. Even when they are burnt on the outside, they are not done on the inside???!!!

  104. I’m curious about adding fruit to these, such as mashed banana or grated apple. Is this overkill? Does it work?

  105. My daughter is in a really picky stage and is stubborn at trying new things. She loved these pancakes! The best part is she doesn’t like cottage cheese, never has! This is the second Weelicious recipe that I have braved at trying and succeeded with! I went right out and bought your cookbook this afternoon 🙂 Thank you so much for a delicious and nutritious recipe!!

  106. These are tasty and they smell divine. They’re a little too savory by themselves (I like sweeter pancakes), but they are AMAZING if you serve them with fresh strawberries. They’d probably be good with fresh raspberries or blackberries or anything sweet and tart. I tried to put chopped strawberries in the batter and cook them that way, but I found I like the cold strawberry flavor and texture better.

    Also, I added a spoonful more flour after the first two turned out too flat (for my tastes). Stick to the Tablespoon size (medallion size) pancakes to be sure they get cooked all the way through. I tried to make them a little bigger at first, and they didn’t turn out quite right.

    All in all very delicious and a great way to use cottage cheese (for those of us who can’t palate the stuff by itself).

  107. These were good, but seemed a little too salty – next time I make them, I’ll cut down on the salt. I also used 1.5 times the flour called for, based on other readers comments, and they cooked perfectly. My 5-yr old ate several, and didn’t even notice any difference from “normal” pancakes.

  108. Rich,, buttery, a little like sourdough, yes, that’s the correct flavor. Sorry you aren’t a fan!

  109. I I GI made these today my three kids Loved them. They couldn’t get enough . I don’t like them though.they tasted like sour dough. I doubled checked my cottage cheese and eggs to make sure they were not bad. Are they suppose to take like sour dough or did I do something wrong.

  110. […] searching around on the internet, I found a recipe that looked quite fabulous at Weelicious. After checking out the ingredients, I realized I could whip them up in no time and have a […]

  111. Wow! My kids loved these! I couldnt cook them fast enough 😉 Thanks for all the amazing ideas!

  112. Made this today, but used Fresca Avena. Which is oat in a flour type used for beverages. This came out soooo good!

  113. I’ve been using this recipe for a while now & have to say… it’s AWESOME! my kids love it… Thanks Catherine! You’re the best!

  114. Yes, almond flour is a great substitute! Just remember that the taste and texture will be a bit different.

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  116. came out perfect and IIII love them! =D (so does my husband and 2 year old son =P) but I’m the one with the cottage cheese problem – so thank you! =D

    for those with soupy consistencies…
    I used 2 % cottage cheese, and 3 extra large eggs…
    I used a LITTLE bit more flour but not too much and it came out perfectly… hope it works out for you because they’re great!

  117. Made these this morning for a 5-year boy who wont normally eat cottage cheese and a 2-year girl who wont eat eggs…they both ate 4 of them! SO DELICIOUS! Thank you, thank you! This will be a weekly item in my house now. And I took your advice, and told them what was in them…after they ate them of course, and they didnt seem to mind. yay!

  118. I make them up in the blender. 🙂
    Also, some cottage cheese brands are quite wet, while others are pretty dry. A drier version works better, I think.

  119. The batter gets thinner the longer it sits. Also, mixing dry ingredients into wet just enough to moisten the flour (it will seem a bit under-mixed) helps keep it from getting soupy. Hope this helps!

  120. Having a nightmare of a time with this recipe! They keep sticking to the pan & a very soupy texture. I used 1% cottage cheese because that’s what I had on hand. This may be the problem but the recipe didn’t specify a type. Tried to add more flour with no luck. Will attempt again another time would really like to try them!

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  122. I made these for my 11 month old this morning (sans honey) and they were a hit. She ate THREE! These are going on my rotation for sure. I am a huge weelicious fan (I made the lentil veggie soup last night and blended it for my daughter and she gobbled it up). Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

  123. The eggs act as a binder which I’m not sure applesauce would do, but banana might. You can also use flax seed as an egg replacement. 1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed plus 3 Tbsp Water equals 1 Egg. It sometimes changes the flavor and texture, but sometimes works like a charm!

  124. Sorry if this is a repeat question, but I didn’t have time to scroll through all these comments. What if I don’t want to use eggs. Could I substitute mashed banana or applesauce? What do you think? Thanks!

  125. Catherine, forgive me if you’ve answered this already! Do you think we could also add a bit of diced fruit to this batter? Like berries or pineapple?

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  128. I just made these for breakfast this morning. My daughter is not necessarily a picky eater, just a light eater. I always wonder how she manages to grow on the slight amount of food she eats! Anyhow, she ate SEVEN of these in one sitting. This recipe was definitely a hit in our household!

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  131. Just made these this morning. My daughter is in a blueberry mood so added berries. I must say I love love love. She is a picky eater and even she ate. Thanks Catherine!

  132. Just wanted you to know we love this recipe. I find I have to double or triple it to catch up to this crowd of 2 adults and 2 (almost) preschoolers. I can’t even get the syrup out for dipping before they’ve eaten all of them (litterally–they forgot they asked for it before they are onto seconds!!)

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  134. Do you pack these in lunch for your children? I have some frozen and wanted to send in my daughter’s lunch as a sandwich w/ a fruit/cream cheese or peanut butter spread. Thanks.

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  136. Yay!! Another success with my very picky 22 mth old! He loved these, as did hubby, who is also very picky. I used Agave nectar, which I’ve never used before and they had a really good flavor. Turns out we really like Agave so I may be trying it in more things from now on.

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  140. You could cut the salt in half, or just delete it altogether. Salt brings out the flavors in almost anything which is why I use it in small amounts. I hope this works better for you next time!

  141. These seemed a bit too salty to me (although they were delicious) and I’m sure it was because of the cottage cheese. I try to avoid high sodium foods with my 22 month old daughter.

    Any ideas to decrease the sodium content? I would still like to use the full fat cottage cheese.


  142. My 1 1/2 year old could not take in enough of these, neither could I! I didnt add honey cuz i didnt have any. Tasted bland enough but if we put surup on top, its so very yummy! My lil girl loves cottage cheese but wanted to try it anyways. Definately making more of these!

  143. Wow Catherine!! Thanks for sharing. These pancakes are delicious! A HUGE hit in my family. They all tried to guess “the secret ingredient” and couldn’t believe it was cottage cheese! I love that they are protein packed….a great way to get some protein into my kids before school!! I also used the maple syrup substitute…when in Maine…

  144. Made these pancakes this morning, I had accidentally purchased cottage cheese with pineapple inside, so I figured why not give that a try. My husband and two daughters just inhaled them! My first weelicious recipe was rice cooker mac and cheese, followed by this one – Catherine, you are two for two in pleasing my picky eaters!

  145. My 17 month old loved these! Used the maple syrup substitute option and they turned out great! Thanks!

  146. It’s going to depend on size of eggs, kind of flour, kind of cottage cheese … I use free site to track nutritional info, and when I put in a recipe, it automatically calculates nutritional content for me. Love it!

  147. Could you give me the load down- Calories, Carbs, Fat etc…maybe just didn’t see the tab. Thanks

  148. Recently made a version of these pancakes and my pancake loving 8 year old loved them. Nice way to give her protein instead of just empty carbs. Personally I think it’s genius to add (not hide) fruits and veggies to recipes. I think it is making the recipes healthier. My veggie hating hubby benefits from this as well. (and his mom loaded him with fresh fruits and veggies as a child) Seems like you don’t agree with LYING to children about adding healthy ingredients to recipes (being sneaky), rather than the act of doing so. ??

  149. Soft or silken tofu might work, run through the blender. Might need to add a bit more flavor to make up for the absence of the buttery (once melted) cottage cheese.

  150. I was VERY excited to come across this recipe as I have been looking for a new recipe to try out with the cottage cheese I need to use up in the house. I think this will be dinner tonight!!

  151. Just made this for breakfast. So good topped with strawberries. I used whole wheat flour and honey and they were excellent.

  152. Made these for my kids this morning and they actually ate them. Of course, I didn’t tell them they were cottage cheese pancakes since they looked like regular pancakes. I loved them. such a better alternative than instant pancakes.

  153. Just tried these for dinner tonight and they were a SMASH HIT! Everyone loved them… not just the kids! Thanks so much for sharing!

  154. I make these ALL the time. Everyone LOVES them. My nieces, my mother-in-law, my daughter…..everyone. They are a hit every single time. Thanks so much for your recipes.

  155. These pancakes are fantastic. My son will eat 1…maybe 2 of other pancakes, but he is guaranteed to eat at least 3 of these every time. I can’t keep up! 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe!

  156. These look great, I’m excited to try them!!

    I have to say that lately I’ve become a fan of hiding veggies, but I don’t consider it deception. I am just boosting the nutrition of our food. I alway serve my little boy veggies as well, but he’s often not receptive to it. I know persistence pays off, but in the meantime, I want to make sure he is getting enough vitamins, fibre etc. He is too young to help with food prep, grow veggies, and all the other things that encourage kids to take an interest in their food, so for now I feel I am being a good mom by “sneaking” in his vegetables.

  157. My daughter has not been given the ok for honey and I am unsure about agave. Can the honey be omitted?

  158. what is the difference with hiding veggies and hiding cottege cheese?

    You are adding it in and covering it up a bit.
    you are still being honest and telling your child what you put in there. no harm.

    I think you would better understand why parents do it if you had a child who wouldn’t eat anything……

  159. My 14 month old LOVED these. I made them with whole wheat flour and added some oat bran as well. DELISH!

  160. Flax seed is an eggscellant egg replacement…For each egg to be replaced, blend in a blender/food processor 1 tablespoon flax seed with 3 tablespoons water until the mixture is thick and creamy.

  161. unfortunately, eggs are the binder for this recipe. Especially since there is cheese in them. Do you use an egg substitute at home?

  162. Is there a way to make these without eggs? My son is allergic and I am always trying to find new things for breakfast that are somewhat healthy that he can eat.

  163. Andree, yes I have done this since I have made these for myself and try as I may can’t eat a whole batch of batter. Yummmmmmm!

  164. Just made these…they were great! One year old loved them as did I! Reminded me of French toast in taste and consistency! Added 1/4 cup of toasted oat bran to batter! Delicious!

  165. I made these for my son, though cottage cheese is not a hard sell for him. I, on the other hand, hate cottage cheese. But we both love these pancakes! I will be making these often!

  166. They were also soggy and flat. When flipped, they did tend to rise a bit, but when they cooled they went flat 🙁

  167. Making these right now and I tasted one…taste too much like egg 🙁 didn’t like. Maybe next time I’ll use just egg whites or less egg.

  168. We loved this recipe! We also tried a variation at my son’s request, since that is how he likes his “regular” pancakes too: ww flour, no vanilla, no honey, had to add some milk to thin the batter a bit. When cooking, add a smily face of thin olive slices. He just loves pancakes with olives! He eats these with extra cheese! And in the sweet version we had to add a smiley face of raisins :).

  169. I made these this morning for my DS. He loved them. I made a few substitutions. I used half ww flour and half white flour. I also omitted the vanilla and used a tiny less salt than listed. Next time I may use even less as the cottage cheese seemed to lend a salty flavor to the pancake. I will definatly be making this again.

  170. Loved these. To me it tasted like cheese crepes without all the work! My kids loved them and dipped them in syrup. Perfect!

  171. These are delicious! my 10 month old devours them. I altered the recipie and substituted 1/2 small banana for the agave nectar/honey and I didn’t have cottage cheese on hand so I used 1/2 c Greek Yogurt and 1/2 c ricotta cheese. sounds weird, but they turned out so fluffy and delish! thank you, thank you for this website. you inspire me.

  172. Did you use large eggs or Extra large eggs? All weelicious recipes call only for large eggs. That may have been the problem. You can add more flour next time if you feel like the consistency is not for your taste 🙂

  173. Made these this morning and they came out very egg-y rather than pancake like. What did I do wrong? My husband and 15 month old still ate them, but I didn’t care for the texture. 🙁

  174. I didn’t care for the texture of the pancake with 1/2 c flour so I increased it to 3/4 and felt like it had more of a pancake feel. Pretty good and I love the protein serving in the cake.

  175. Whole wheat flour is little more dense and will not allow the pancakes to be fluffy. Do you have white whole wheat flour?

  176. Delicious!!! my kids ate the whole batch in one sitting! definitely making these again. Thank you for all the hard work you put in this website, I use it almost everyday!!

  177. Made these this morning! Loved them and my husband, who doesn’t like cottage cheese, loved them too! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  178. I just let them thaw to room temp – it takes about 10 minutes or just put them in a pan and heat through or just the microwave

  179. Thank you so much Catherine for sharing your recipes. I’ve tried a few of them and they are all “weelicious” 🙂
    I made the pancakes this morning and I put a few in the freezer. Now I have a question for you: Once they are frozen, how do you re-heat them?

  180. She has a pumpkin pancakes recipe on the site, might try that. Otherwise, I suspect total of cottage cheese plus pumpkin should come to not much more than the cottage-cheese total here. Maybe a quarter-cup leeway, as the pumpkin is denser? Just guessing!

  181. These are absolutely delicious. My 11 mos old gobbles them up! If I wanted to add pumpkin puree, how much would i add and would i need to reduce the amount of cottage cheese? Thanks!!

  182. I absolutely agree with not tricking your kids into eating veggies. From the very beginning, my kids, 18 months and 3, have eaten pretty much everything my husband and I eat. No special kids meals. If its halibut for dinner, they eat it. I guess I’ve been lucky with kids that like when I cook – I get “THIS IS DELICIOUS!” a lot when I cook (vs. when I reheat I get no comment but its still eaten!)… And I’m a big fan of all eating together at the dinner table for family time. Catherine, you’re great and an inspiration!!!

  183. Can you suggest a gluten free flour sub for this recipe? I’m a little over a year into cooking gf for my hubby, and am not always sure which flour is best for substituting. I have several varieties, but am partial to rice flour (bob’s red mill) or “all purpose” flour blends.

  184. Thanks Catherine for your wonderful recipes. I am having so much fun with them!! This recipe is a big hit with my family. I recently experimented with Ricotta cheese, and the pancakes were fabulous. I’m not good at identifying the difference – maybe a little milder tasting and fluffier? I recommend trying this alternative!

  185. Does it matter if you use full/low/no fat cottage cheese? Wanted to thank you again for helping me to prepare homemade meals all week for my family. Couldn’t do it without your great ideas!

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