Cottage Cheese Pancakes

We are a big cereal-eating family...I mean at least 12 boxes of it are in the house at all times...and there are only four of us.  However, there are some mornings when I know the kids need something a little more substantial.  On mornings like that, I make these Cottage Cheese Pancakes. They are not too sweet, unless you really pour on the sugar, and they have the added protein of the cottage cheese. My mother started making these pancakes for us when I was in high school. It is a tried and true recipe for sure.
When my kids were little, it was hard to convince them they didn't need syrup for these.  I let them use colored sugar to "decorate" their pancakes and that got them hooked. Eventually, I weaned them off the colored stuff and now they settle for the sprinkling of sugar I put on it.
Here's what you need:
cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, milk, flour, cinnamon, salt, butter, blueberries (optional)
Here's how you make them:
Put all ingredients in bowl, in no special order.
Stir to combine. Batter will be somewhat thick.
Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto greased griddle (I use Pam or some butter).
Cook until golden, then flip.
Sprinkle with sugar. This part really makes the pancakes shine.  The little crunch of the sugar when you bite into these is divine.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

1 cup cottage cheese
3 eggs
2 Tbsp. sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter, cut up into small pieces
blueberries (optional)

Heat griddle.  In medium mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, milk, flour, cinnamon, salt and cut up butter. Add in blueberries, if desired. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto greased griddle (I use Pam or  butter). Cook until golden and flip.  Remove to plate and sprinkle with sugar.  Makes about 12 pancakes.
I make about half the batter without berries, then add them in for myself.  I just started do this a couple of years ago, and I feel like it takes these to a whole new delicious level... almost like blueberry cheesecake. So, if your family doesn't have an aversion to cooked fruit, I would definitely add in the berries. I hope you enjoy them!

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  1. You pulled me in with your title, and photo. These look Y-U-M-M-Y.

  2. I can't say that I have ever heard of cottage cheese pancakes but it does sound very enticing!

  3. I've had ricotta pancakes, but I've never tried cottage cheese. I'm curious to try your recipe, with extra blueberries!

  4. You should try adding a bit of baking powder. They'll fluff up nicely!

  5. These sound sooo good! Thanks for linking up to our Keep Calm & Link Up party - hope to see you again next week!

  6. I'm stopping for a visit from Six Sisters' Stuff today!
    I'm having so much fun visiting the participants of this blog linky party.
    So many wonderful and creative ideas.
    These pancakes look so good.

  7. Wow, I've never heard of them before, they look very yummy and so easy to make. I know my daughter will love them. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  8. Hi Nici, so nice to meet you. these look so yummy. I'll have to try them, because the added protein sounds like a winner. Just Carbs in the morning for me is a sure thing for needing a nap. The blueberries mixed in look delish!!

  9. Happy to be following you back! These look yummy! Have a great week! :)

  10. That looks delicious! It's making me hungry!

  11. These pancakes are calling my name!
    I love cottage cheese with everything, but never tried with pancakes. I need to try real soon!:)

  12. I have never heard of these before, and would never think to add cottage cheese. but these look great. will be trying these out soon. pinned them

    Natasha @

  13. O' I've got to try these for sure.I love cottage cheese and we are always looking for the healthy way to cook.

    I'm visiting from StoneGable.

  14. Will have to give these a try!

  15. Oh, gosh! These look so good. Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. this is an old junior league recipe - at least that's where I dug it up! and they are so so good!

  17. Mmm these look wonderful! I love cottage cheese and love using it in different ways, I've used it in baking, but never in pancakes! They look wonderful!!!

  18. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe at Potpourri Friday!

  19. Nici,
    I just love Cottage Cheese Pancakes and this recipe looks delicious.
    Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. I've never tried cottage cheese in pancakes. I so need to try these! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

  21. I will have to try these. What a wonderful treat!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  22. Looks yummy! Just wanted to invite you to come link up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies! Hope to see you there!

  23. Thanks for coming tomSaturday Dishes.

    Linda @Tumbleweed Contessa


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