Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

This recipe makes 12-13 pancakes. You can substitute the flour for one of your choice, but I find half and half works well to keep them fluffy. Also, you can blend your wet mixture if you want to smooth out lumps. You do want your batter to be pretty thick though, almost like a cake batter consistency.

  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Cuisine: Breakfast


  • 1/2 Cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/8 Cup ground Flax Seed (optional)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk small curd Cottage Cheese (if you run short on cottage cheese you can substitute with some plain yogurt)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk (adjust milk amount Tbsp at a time if batter too thick)
  • 1 Tbsp melted Butter or Olive Oil
  • Zest of 1 Lemon (highly recommend zest, but can sub with about 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice)
  • Extra virgin olive oil spray


  1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, flax and dash of salt.
  2. Heat Griddle to 350 deg. or pan to med-high (adjust later if pan gets too hot)
  3. In a medium bowl add cottage cheese, eggs,  milk and zest (if you prefer no cottage cheese small clumps, us an immersion blender to quickly blend this wet mix)
  4. Add cottage cheese mixture to dry mix and whisk until well mixed with no dry lumps.
  5. Whisk in melted butter.
  6. Give your griddle or pan just a light spray of cooking oil.
  7. Use full 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour batter onto cooking surface.
  8. Let pancakes cook till you see one or 2 bubbles pop and edges start to cook.
  9. Once flipped let cook until undersides nice light golden color.
  10. Keep pancakes warm in oven till ready to serve.


*Keep in mind cottage cheeses are all different, so if yours is dryer, you might need to add more milk to batter, if batter too wet, just add a touch more flour. You want the batter fairly thick, not runny.[br][br]Serve with fresh fruit, a little butter and real maple syrup or honey

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