Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Oats and Flax

I don't buy cottage cheese very often for a few different reasons... mostly because the brands I tend to like, which are fat free or 1%, are quite expensive in relation to other dairy products.  So, when I saw one of my favorite 1% varities on sale at half off this week, I jumped at purchasing a 500g carton (that's the 16 oz. size for my Amerian friends).

Then the challenge is to use it up and not forget about it in the refrigerator!

I used some the next morning to make breakfast pancakes for The Captain and me.  I really am grateful that he is such a willing guinea pig for my kitchen experiments.  These pancakes turned out really well and I am pleased that they are so high in protein, too.  They are a nice, chewy texture and it was well past noon before I thought about lunch, which is rare for me... a testament to how satisfying they are.

Used certified gluten-free oats and flax if you want to produce gluten-free pancakes.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Oats and Flax
Makes 2 servings of 2 pancakes each
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 whole fresh egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbs milled flax seed
  • dash of cinnamon
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and place 1/4 cup of batter into a heated skillet that has been coated with a non-stick spray.
  2. Allow the cake to cook for about 5 minutes so that it will hold together when you flip it to cook the second side.
  3. Flip and cook another couple of minutes.
  4. Remove to plate and keep warm while you repeat the process to make 3 more cakes.
  5. Divide the 4 cakes between 2 plates and serve with your favorite toppings.
Per serving, without toppings.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 216; Protein 16g; Carbohydrate 17g; Fat 8g; Fibre 4g.

Mix all the ingredients together.

The flax and oats will absorb some of the liquid.

Use a 1/4 cup measure to spoon batter into the hot pan.

Be patient.  The first side will have to cook for about 5 minutes before you can successfully flip the cake.  Test the edges with  your spatula!

I ended up using 2 pans to get it all done a bit quicker.

But the wait was worthwile!  I topped with vanilla yogurt and some berries.
Now what am I going to do with the rest of the cottage cheese?  Any ideas?
Maybe I will use some in my veggie pasta sauce for dinner.


  1. Pancakes look great!! You are so lucky to have The Captain be a willing guinea pig for your creations. My husband is/was pretty sketchy about trying anything I made, but lately we've been eating together more & he's much more willing to try my cookies & certain low-carb creations. :)

    To use up the cottage cheese... I always used to love apple chunks mixed with cottage cheese & a bit of cinnamon, yum! I also love it with kiwi and/or strawberries or even melons. You could also go chocolatey with it & add a tbsp of cocoa powder & a bit of sweetener. So many possibilites.

    1. Yeah, sometimes husbands have to be brought along SLOWLY! I would never have thought to add cocoa powder to cottage cheese. Great idea, thanks so much!

  2. These sound so good!! I've made a similar recipe with fresh blueberries added in, mmm!

  3. Looks like a great way to start the morning!

  4. I love using cottage cheese in smoothies now I have another use for it :)


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