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Horizontal image of a stack of pancakes with raspberries with maple syrup poured over the top on a brown plate in front of bowls of berries.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (10-12 pancakes total) 1x


Not sure what to do with extra cottage cheese? For a delicious breakfast, try these fluffy and moist homemade pancakes.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil or butter, for cooking


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, whole milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and gently whisk until just blended without overmixing. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat an electric griddle or a large skillet to a medium heat setting. Lightly grease with oil or butter.
  5. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake onto the griddle or skillet, leaving room in between each. Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the surface, 1-3 minutes. Flip to cook the other side until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Transfer the pancakes to serving plates and repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil or butter as needed to the griddle or skillet*. Serve while they’re hot!


If you prefer to serve the pancakes all at once rather than in batches, place the cooked ones in a single layer on an oven-safe wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to an oven preheated to 200°F to keep them warm while you continue cooking the remaining batter.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Pancakes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: pancakes, cottage cheese