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Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes Topped with Sauteed Apples

Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

Looking for a way to add protein to your breakfast? Try these cottage cheese protein pancakes! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or a recovery meal after a workout. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cottage cheese protein pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 253kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


For the cottage cheese pancakes

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

For apple topping (optional):

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 large apples peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


For the pancakes:

  • Place the oats in a blender. Pulse a few times until the oats become a rough flour-like consistency.
  • Add the eggs, cottage cheese, vanilla, and cinnamon to the blender. Turn the blender on for about 10-20 seconds, or until everything is well combined.
  • Place 1 tsp butter in a large skillet and melt over medium heat. Pour the batter into small pancakes in the skillet. Note that the batter and pancakes will be relatively thin – that’s normal for this recipe. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, then flip and continue cooking an additional minute.
  • Remove the cooked pancakes with a spatula and set aside on a plate. Prepare the skillet for the second batch by heating with another 1 tsp butter. Repeat the process with the remaining batter until all pancakes are cooked. Enjoy your pancakes with the apple topping below, pure maple syrup, or any preferred topping.

For the optional apple topping:

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add brown sugar, reduce heat to low, and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the apples are soft. Serve on top of pancakes.


This recipe should make about 16 small pancakes, for 4 servings of 4 pancakes each. Depending on the exact size of your eggs, it may make slightly more or less.
I usually use a large single serve blender cup for this recipe. If you only have a large traditional blender, you make need to add the oats to a food processor first to attain the correct flour-like consistency – then add that and all the other ingredients to your blender.
Nutrition analysis for cottage cheese protein pancakes (per serving of 4 pancakes):
253 calories, 12 g fat, 5 g sat fat, 16.5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar, 19 protein, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 9%, Iron: 13%
Nutrition analysis for optional apple topping (per serving – assumes 4 servings):
116 calories, 3 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 24 g carbohydrate, 21 g sugar, 0.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 2%, Vitamin C: 5%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 1%


Calories: 253kcal