What I love about these Apple and Cottage Cheese Pancakes (besides being delicious), is they're so quick and easy to make. So fluffy, you have to make them!

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We were so happy to discover this new Polish apple and cottage cheese pancakes recipe. Or at least we think they are polish. We found it on a blog called Slodka Babka (isn’t that a cute blog name?).

The blog was written in Polish so we did some figuring and we determined they were likely Polish. It was interesting to find out what a “dag” was. It doesn’t convert to grams like Google translator would like to make you believe. If you were really curious, 1 dag = 10 grams. Any-who, what you have here is a darn good breakfast recipe.

What I love about these pancakes (besides being delicious), is they’re so quick and easy to make. There’s no yeast, no baking powder or baking soda, and there’s no waiting around for the batter to rise, yet it’s fluffy. I don’t think I would have ever thought to make them like this. It’s genius. Read on to find out the easy and wonderful little secret.

Pancake Ingredients:

4 eggs (whites and yolks separated)
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
3 medium apples peeled, cored and grated
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 Tbsp honey
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt
Grape seed or extra light olive oil to saute
Powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Apple and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

How to Make the Apple Cottage Cheese Pancakes:

1. In a large bowl, mix 1 ¼ cup of flour, 4 egg yolks, 3 grated apples, 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp of honey,  ¼ tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Mix until evenly blended.

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2. In a separate, clean bowl (in case you like to use dirty bowls I guess; sorry, that was a duh) beat egg whites 1.5 minutes on high speed with a hand mixer until foamy and soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites carefully into in the rest of the mix using a spatula.

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3. Add 2-3 Tbsp of grape seed or extra light olive oil to a large nonstick skillet and preheat it to a med/high. Drop a tablespoon-full of the mixture onto the hot oiled skillet and press it down slightly. Saute for 3-4 minutes per side until golden on each side.

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Dust with powdered sugar if you want to pretty it up and  serve with sour cream or your favorite jam. Enjoy:D

 What I love about these Apple and Cottage Cheese Pancakes (besides being delicious), is they're so quick and easy to make. So fluffy, you have to make them!

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Apple and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

5 from 37 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 25 -28 pancakes
  • 4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 medium apples peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Grapeseed or extra light olive oil to saute
  • Powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix 1 ¼ cup of flour, 4 egg yolks, 3 grated apples, 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp honey, ¼ tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt, stir until blended.
  • In a separate, clean bowl, beat egg whites 1.5 minutes on high speed until foamy and soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites carefully into in the rest of the mix with a spatula.
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp oil to a large nonstick skillet and preheat it to a med/high. Drop a tablespoon-full of the batter onto the hot oiled skillet and press it down slightly. Saute for 3-4 minutes per side until golden on each side.
  • Serve with powdered sugar, sour cream or your favorite jam. Enjoy!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: Apple and Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

 

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Angela k
    November 8, 2014

    My husband and I love this recipe!! I’ve made these three times now the past week!:) I love the combination of the apple in it! Yum thank you so much.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2014

      Now you have me craving them. I think I’ll make them for breakfast tomorrow morning. Thanks Angela! 🙂

      Reply

  • Mila L
    July 22, 2014

    Made these for our family dinner tonight and we ate them all and kids were asking for more. Yummy!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 22, 2014

      Thank you for a great review Mila, we tend to have the same dilemma 🙂

      Reply

  • Irina
    May 6, 2014

    My kids love these! They stay good all throughout the day. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 6, 2014

      That reminds me of growing up in my Moms house 🙂 she’d make a big batch of pancakes and we munched on leftovers thorough out the day 🙂

      Reply

  • Angie
    March 18, 2014

    I am so in love with these! I make them all the time, so delicious! Even my husband likes them and he’s not a big fan of pancakes, this recipe is truly a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 18, 2014

      Thanks so much for the awesome review! I’m so happy you and the Mr. enjoyed these pancakes 🙂 They are also one of my favorites!!

      Reply

  • Bobbi
    March 17, 2014

    Natasha so about the drawing for the 100 dollar Visa card. Is the only thing you need to do for the comment entry is to comment what you would want?? Please respond as soon as you read this

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2014

      That’s right. You can also tweet about this promotion.

      Reply

  • Julia@Vikalinka
    February 17, 2014

    Talk about a picture is worth a thousand words! These ones are beautiful…so making these for breakfast this week while my kids are off school for a half-term break. Yum!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2014

      Thank you so much 🙂 I re-photographed them today since I was making them for brunch 🙂

      Reply

      • Julia@Vikalinka
        February 18, 2014

        I’ve done the same with some of the early recipes and it was so worth it, a sudden traffic boost to posts that were completely ignored. Photos are so powerful! 🙂 Just love yours!

        Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 18, 2014

          Thank you! I still always beat myself up over them; always trying to make them better… Maybe I spend too much time looking at food on pinterest? Anyway, thanks for the compliment!

          Reply

  • Olga at CookWithOlga
    February 4, 2014

    I found it too that cheese goes with an apple very well.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 4, 2014

      Cooked or raw! 🙂

      Reply

  • Lilia Crilov
    January 15, 2014

    Trying this tomorrow, looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2014

      Hope you love them! I think I need to make them again tomorrow! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

      Reply

  • Nelly
    November 25, 2013

    Can u make this recipe except without the apples? My husband has been asking me for straight-up cottage cheese pancakes…would it work?
    Ps. I absolutely LOVE your recipes!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 25, 2013

      The apples make up about 50% of this recipe so I don’t think you’ll be able to leave them out. Have you tried them with apples and he didn’t like the apples? Have you tried the tvorog pancakes? They are cheese pancakes without any fruit and oh so delicious! https://natashaskitchen.com/2012/02/16/ukrainian-syrniki-recipe/

      Reply

  • kk
    November 10, 2013

    do you drain the cottage cheese? it is watery which might not be easy for frying…. thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 10, 2013

      No need to drain the cottage cheese. I didn’t drain it and it turned out perfect 🙂

      Reply

  • kasia
    August 2, 2013

    Any blog named “Slodka Babka” is pretty awesome!

    Love that you have become my go to blog when I’m looking for something new to try 🙂 these look great

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 3, 2013

      Thank you Kasia :).

      Reply

  • Oksana
    July 27, 2013

    What a brilliant recipe! I love the taste of these pancakes! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2013

      Thank you 🙂

      Reply

  • Alya
    June 24, 2013

    Yum Yum Yum!
    I’ve made these twice now. The first time I followed directions exactly, except I was lazy and didn’t separate yolks from egg whites. They turned out delicious but not as fluffy. Yesterday, I made these again with the following changes: used 1 apple and 2 pears (because that’s all I had) and subbed cottage cheese with GREEK YOGURT (for those of you asking about what else you could use in place of it). THEY WERE AWESOME! I have a great pancake recipe that uses greek yogurt so I knew it would produce great results in this recipe as well. Thank you Natasha! Keep up the great work!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2013

      You are welcome Alya and great job on improvising :).

      Reply

  • Veronika
    June 21, 2013

    these are my favorite, perfect combination, I love them, and my kids enjoy them like a special breakfast. Thank you so much. I am definitely giving 5 stars.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2013

      Thank you Veronika for such a great review. You are awesome!

      Reply

  • Nikki @ Tikkido
    May 22, 2013

    I made these for dinner this evening–scrumptious! A hit with the whole family.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2013

      Oh I haven’t thought of making them for dinner. That’s a great idea! Thank yo!

      Reply

  • Lindsay Z
    May 18, 2013

    I’ve made these a few times now and absolutely love them, as does my 2yo and hubs.

    Thank you for posting!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 18, 2013

      Music to my ears 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe!

      Reply

      • Lindsay Z
        May 19, 2013

        🙂 all the best to you.

        Reply

  • Paulina
    January 20, 2013

    Natasha, you have the BEST recipe website I have EVER been on!!! I am telling ALL my family and friends about it! The pictures, the ease of making the recipes into PDF’s…and of course, THE RECIPES! I am Polish so these are all like being home! Just like my mom makes! Thanks for all these AMAZING recipes and instructions!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 21, 2013

      I love getting comments like this :D. Thank you very much Paulina.

      Reply

  • Alina
    November 30, 2012

    Hi Natasha,

    Using whole wheat flour, would they turn out differently? Mine would burn and not not be fully cooked inside. I think whole wheat flour was the issue.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 30, 2012

      It may be. Whole wheat flour doesn’t rise as well so they wouldn’t be as fluffy. Also try cooking on a little lower heat with a tad more oil. I’d recommend regular flour for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Larisa
    November 28, 2012

    These are soooo good!!! Thank you natashka!

    Reply

  • Anzhela
    November 10, 2012

    Making these as i type right now 🙂 they’re turning out very nice and yummy! thank you Natasha.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 10, 2012

      Awesome :), great breakfast dish.

      Reply

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