Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes - simple ingredients, easy to make and they reheat really well! | natashaskitchen.com

These cottage cheese pancakes are fluffy delicious goodness and are really easy to make! The ingredients are simple (you probably have everything in the fridge). They puff up like it’s nobody’s business and reheat well – just pop ’em in the toaster and you’re in business. I sampled 3 right out of the pan.

My son does this hilarious thing where he pretends to pass out after tasting something that is just way too good for words. These pancakes passed his test. 😉

Ingredients for Cottage Cheese Pancakes:

16 oz small curd cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp honey
4 large eggs
1/3 cup raisins (regular or white raisins)
1 cup  plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour (scooped into measuring cup and leveled off top)
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp extra light olive oil for each batch

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes - simple ingredients, easy to make and they reheat really well! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Cottage Cheese Pancakes: 

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 large eggs until well beaten. Add 16 oz cottage cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 Tbsp honey and whisk until combined. Stir in 1/3 cup raisins.

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2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp baking soda (if your baking soda has any lumps at all, sift it into the flour). Whisk the flour mixture into your wet ingredients.

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3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium/low heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. Once the oil is hot, place a heaping tablespoon of pancake batter into the hot oil and sautee until golden and puffed up (about 2 min per side). I recommend a splatter guard since these do create a little bit of a splatter.  If it’s splattering alot, turning the heat down will help.

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes - simple ingredients, easy to make and they reheat really well! | natashaskitchen.com

Serve warm with sour cream, maple syrup, fruit or jam, or all of the above!

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes - simple ingredients, easy to make and they reheat really well! | natashaskitchen.com

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

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These cottage cheese pancakes are fluffy, delicious, easy to make and have really simple ingredients. They also reheat really well in the toaster if you have leftovers.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $4-$6
Serving: 15-20 medium pancakes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup raisins (regular or white raisins)
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour (scoop into measuring cup and level off top)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp extra light olive oil for each batch

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 large eggs until well beaten. Add 16 oz cottage cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 Tbsp honey and whisk until combined. Stir in ⅓ cup raisins.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp baking soda (if your baking soda has any lumps at all, sift it into the flour). Whisk the flour mixture into your wet ingredients.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium/low heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. Once the oil is hot, place a heaping tablespoon of pancake batter into the hot oil and sauté until golden and puffed up (about 2 min per side). I recommend a splatter guard since these do create a little bit of a splatter. If it's splattering alot, turning the heat down will help. Serve warm with sour cream, maple syrup, fruit or jam, or all of the above!

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Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes - simple ingredients, easy to make and they reheat really well! | natashaskitchen.com

Also, it’s perfectly acceptable to make these pancakes for dinner ;).

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes - simple ingredients, easy to make and they reheat really well! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Lana
    December 19, 2017

    What’s difference between extra light virgin olive oil or extra virgin olive oil? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2017

      Hi Lana, extra virgin is not meant to be used for cooking since it has a low smoke point and it is very flavorful – ideal for salads and drizzling over finished foods. Extra light olive oil (I buy it at Costco) has a very high smoke point similar to canola oil but it’s healthier so I use it for pretty much everything – sautéing, baking, deep frying even 🙂 Reply

  • Rebecca
    June 5, 2017

    These were incredibly hard to get off the pan. They were cooking at the bottom but were still so wet on top that flipping them was a nightmare 🙁 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 5, 2017

      Hi Rebecca, it is important to use a good non-stick pan with these and it may help to turn down the heat so they cook the full 2 minutes on the first side before flipping. If they are browning too quickly, the don’t have a chance to set and it will be more difficult to flip. I hope that helps! Reply

  • LILIANA
    May 26, 2017

    Love the idea! Can I pour the mix on the pan without the olive oil? Would have the same result? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2017

      Hi Liliana, I think they would stick badly without the oil… Reply

  • M
    May 16, 2017

    Is there something that I can substitute for the yolk in eggs as my husband has a huge aversion to egg yolk? He really needs the protein from these pancakes but I’m at a loss for substitution. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 16, 2017

      Hi there, I haven’t tried any substitutions so it is difficult to say. It may still work if you omit the egg yolks and just use whites but I haven’t tested that to say for sure… Reply

      • M
        May 16, 2017

        I was thinking the egg whites might make the batter really runny without having a thicker substance like the yolk to help bind it all together. I looked up egg yolk replacement and found applesauce as a possibility which I will try but still think it will be runny. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 17, 2017

          You might try applesauce, just be careful not to add too much so the batter isn’t overly loose. Reply

  • Leah Chulsky
    March 6, 2017

    Simple, fast and delicious! Done, done and done. PS – I didn’t have honey but I put some sugar in for sweetness and still great. Thanks again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2017

      Leah, thank you for the wonderful review and you are welcome! 😃 Reply

  • Marta
    October 24, 2016

    These. Are. Amazing. I had never had cottage cheese pancakes and I think they are now my favorite! So crispy in the outside and light and puffy on the inside. There is something so comforting about the flavor too. Yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

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