Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

2 Stacks229 cals

Ready to start you day with some super easy Cottage Cheese Pancakes? These pancakes are packed with great macros and guess what!? You don’t need protein powder to make them!

Since we’re using cottage cheese for this one and you probably don’t want that texture in your pancakes you’ll need either a blender or food processor.

The best part about using a blender or food processor? It makes the recipe WAY quicker in just a few steps!

The worst part? Cleaning your appliance (tip for this at the end)!

3 Steps

Step 1. Add in 3/4 cup of cottage cheese, 2 large eggs, 2 large egg whites, 1 tablespoon of your favorite sweetener (I prefer erythritol here), 1/2 cup of coconut flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.

Don’t like or don’t have coconut flour? Don’t worry, any flour should work! I do like the taste of the coconut flour in these.

Before we jump into the next step of these cottage cheese pancakes you should know that you can easily change up the flavor or macros of these.

How? By adding in things like cocoa powder, peanut or other nut butter, protein powder, ground cinnamon, and so on. Experiment with them when you get bored!

Step 2. Blend or process everything together. Your pancake mix should look “smooth” before continuing. Pretty easy so far, right?

If your mix appears to be too thick you can add in a little water or milk (1-2 ounces at a time) to thin it out. This will depend on how much liquid your cottage cheese has in it.

Step 3. Throw a pan on medium heat, coat it with non-stick cooking spray, and make your pancakes however big you want them. You should cook each side for 1-2 minutes.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

There you go! I topped my cottage cheese pancakes with a little whipped cream and some sugar free syrup.

Tip for cleaning your food processor or blender? Add some a little soap and water into it after you’re done and give it a couple pulses!

Once you try these you have to try our Cauliflower Protein Pancakes next!

Before we end this one, what’s your favorite or one of your favorite cottage cheese recipes? Let me know in the comments below! These are definitely on the top of that list for me!.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes are delicious, easy to make, have great macros, and you don’t need protein powder to make them!
4.83 from 28 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese pancakes, fluffy, healthy, protein pancakes
Servings: 2 Stacks
Calories: 229kcal
Cost: $2.25

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  • ¾ Cup Cottage Cheese - Fat Free (or Reduced/Full Fat)
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener - I like Erythritol
  • ½ Cup Coconut Flour - or Other Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Water - or Milk *Optional (For thinning out your mix if it's too thick)


  • Add all of your ingredients into a blender or food processor
  • Blend or process until smooth
  • If your mix is too thick you can thin it out by adding in a little water or milk, 1-2 ounces at a time. This will depend on how much liquid your cottage cheese has.
  • Turn a burner on medium heat, coat a pan with some non-stick cooking spray, pour your mix in, and cook each side for 1-2 minutes



Change up the macros or flavors by adding in ingredients like cocoa powder, nut butters, protein powder, ground cinnamon, and more!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 558
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 804mg
  • Carbs: 46g (Net Carbs: 26g)
  • Fiber: 20g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 53g


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 26.5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Sodium: 402mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g


  1. Yvonne A. on July 14, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    5 stars
    Hubby wanted pancakes from IHOP this morning so while he was on a telephone call I made these pancakes. Added milk to get the right batter consistency and they came out very fluffy. He was shocked by the cottage cheese and coconut flour ingredients. They tasted great!

  2. Joe on April 23, 2024 at 9:48 am

    5 stars
    Loved these. Thanks Derek!

  3. Nicky on August 25, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    I made these using oat flour and they came out great. They tasted amazing! The batter was a bit runny, but I think my cottage cheese was watery so I’ll adjust next time.

    • Derek Howes on August 28, 2023 at 9:07 am

      Awesome Nicky! Glad you liked them.

  4. Frieda on June 19, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    I read several comments about the batter being too thick. I suspect that is because of the coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs much more liquid than other types of flour. I would expect to add more liquid any time I use coconut flour.
    Thanks for the recipe. I am looking forward to trying it.

  5. Callie on March 23, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    Love these pancakes. I use AP flour and don’t need to add any milk or water. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Derek Howes on March 28, 2023 at 9:30 am

      Love it Callie! Do you have a favorite topping for them?

      • Callie on April 21, 2023 at 8:04 pm

        Mostly the usual suspects, fruit, syrup, peanut butter, yogurt or honey. I’ll get wild and add some orange zest and other spices on occasion. Recently I used a couple of these pancakes to make breakfast sandwiches with egg, sausage and cheese. Yummy and adaptable!

  6. Jen on June 5, 2022 at 11:28 am

    I needed to add about 3/4 cup milk otherwise was a paste and would not pour!

  7. Sanjay on May 7, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Love the concept of this recipe but my batter came out super thick…no milk needed for recipe?

    • Derek Howes on August 23, 2022 at 10:01 am

      Add a little water or milk (1-2 ounces at a time) to thin it out as needed. This will change depending on the amount of liquid in your cottage cheese.

  8. Jamie on April 20, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    My batter was super thick, is it supposed to be?

    • Derek Howes on August 22, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      It should be a bit thicker than regular pancake batter. Hope this helps!

  9. Sophie on March 27, 2022 at 6:35 am

    aren’t you supposed to add some water or milk? the mix was so thick, definitely couldn’t “pour” it onto the pan

    • Derek Howes on August 23, 2022 at 9:17 am

      If your mix appears to be too thick you can definitely add in a little water or milk to thin it out (start with 1-2 ounces). This will depend on how much liquid you have in your cottage cheese.

  10. TJ on November 10, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Could I use just egg whites instead of a whole egg?

    • Derek Howes on January 4, 2022 at 9:59 am


      • Clarissa on March 28, 2023 at 2:10 am

        In your opinion, if I’m using medium size eggs, in theory could I just use 4 whole ones instead of the 2 whole eggs and 2 egg white split? I’m not completely opposed to using just the egg whites of 2 eggs, but I try to avoid doing that if I can.

      • Derek Howes on March 28, 2023 at 9:38 am

        Yes, you should be fine. Hope you like them!

  11. Sima Ruby on October 17, 2021 at 9:21 am

    What can I use instead of coconut flour

    • Derek Howes on January 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm

      Do you have oat or almond flour?

    • Nicky on August 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm

      I used oat flour and they came out great

  12. Kiara on July 29, 2021 at 9:56 am

    5 stars
    Awesome pancakes! I couldn’t figure out how to do it in the skillet because I kept burning them and unable to flip them. I put my batter in a small waffle maker after coating it really good with Pam spray. It worked for me better. These are better than the keto pancakes I normally make from Birch benders

    • Derek Howes on July 31, 2021 at 8:34 am

      Awesome, I’ll have to try this in a waffle maker! Thanks Kiara

  13. Sam O. on April 14, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Can I make these ahead of time and keep in the fridge until needed?

    • Derek Howes on April 14, 2021 at 10:05 pm

      Absolutely Sam! I’ve done both the mix and pancakes with great results.

  14. Michelle on April 18, 2020 at 9:03 am

    I made these this morning for breakfast how do you get your so fluffy?

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Did you use enough baking powder? Mixing for a bit longer could help you too!

      • Andrew on July 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm

        How many pancakes would you get out of the recipe

      • Derek Howes on February 24, 2022 at 7:50 am

        3-4 per stack? Really depends on the size!

  15. Scott on January 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

    I made a double batch of these but didn’t have enough coconut flour, so I made up the missing amount in vanilla protein powder. They tasted really great, but there certainly weren’t as fluffy as yours.

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