The 3 Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes (12 Minutes, Vegetarian)

Cottage Cheese Pancakes. 37.5g of natural protein. You’re welcome #vegetarian #breakfast | hurrythefoodup.com

Here is my prediction: this Cottage Cheese Pancake will soon be one of the most popular breakfasts of humankind.

I know it’s a bold statement, but there are six strong indicators pointing to it. Let me elaborate:

First, it’s super simple to make. The basic recipe just calls for three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats and from start to finish you need a maximum of 12 minutes.

Second, eggs are celebrating a huge comeback. After being looked at suspiciously for decades, it has been proven that eggs don’t negatively affect blood cholesterol and don’t cause heart attacks (1). In other words eggs are super nutritious and completely harmless.

Third, they’re gluten-free, which is very important these days, haha (note: make sure your oats are labeled gluten-free, because they’re sometimes processed in the same factory as gluten-containing grains!)

Fourth, this pancake – because of it’s ingredients – is a 100% natural, no extra powder added, protein powerhouse. Next to gluten-free, high protein products are the rage nowadays. How about 37.5g of protein for breakfast? You’re welcome.

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Fifth, all three ingredients help with weight loss because of their satiating effect, making these pancakes an excellent breakfast, even for people on a diet (2, 3, 4).

Sixth, they taste bloody good. Period.

Eggs are surging through on a comeback, and gluten-free and high protein are taking over the world. To top it all off, convenient, great tasting weight-loss recipes are an evergreen and always will be.

See the puzzle falling into place? I do. Since the cottage cheese pancakes are riding high on all these trends, they’re a sure bet to become the world’s most popular breakfast from 2016 on. I even ditched my long time favourite the Banana Egg Pancakes for this one!

In case you’re still harbouring any doubts, let’s move to the health section.

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Health Benefits – Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes. 37.5g of natural protein. You’re welcome #vegetarian #breakfast | hurrythefoodup.com
1 serving = the entire batch

Cottage cheese belongs to the healthiest cheese groups out there, being low in carbs, low in fats and loaded with proteins. On top of that, cottage cheese is also high in micronutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 and lots of other nutrients. Dang!

Oats are one of the healthiest grains mother nature came up with. They’re high in fiber, proteins and a whole host of other nutrients.

As a further example oats have been linked to lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes (5, 6, 7).

Eggs raise HDL, the “good” cholesterol. HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. Higher levels of HDL can lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems (8, 9).

Not too bad for a breakfast pancake, right?

So tell us:

  • Do you think these pancakes have the potential to be more successful than breakfast cereal?
  • What is your favourite breakfast dish?
  • In general, what was the last dish you’ve been extremely excited about?
  • Could you imagine having a smoothie with raw eggs for breakfast?

Edit: Since we released this recipe, they have become my absolute, no doubt favourite breakfast of all time. I seriously love them – Howie was right all along. Dave.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

37.5g of natural protein. Just three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats. 12 minutes from start to finish. You won't be disappointed!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 huge pancake
Calories 446 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (no pre-cooking necessary)
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  1. Get a bowl or, even better, use a blender

  2. Throw in all the ingredients and whisk/mix until smooth
  3. Fry in a pan with a little oil or butter on low to medium heat.

  4. Flip with a spatula once bubbles start to appear. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

  5. Simple as!

Recipe Notes

Here are some ideas on how to pimp these pancakes up! (All optional of course)

Batter ideas:
* 1 tbsp of coconut powder
* A small handful of hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts
* 1 tbsp of peanut butter
* 1 tbsp of protein powder
* 1 tbsp of raisins
* 1 tsp of cinnamon
* 1 tsp of vanilla extract
* A few thin slices of apple or pear

Topping ideas:
* Honey
* Maple syrup
* Cherries, strawberries
* Yogurt
* Sugar and lemon juice

EQUIPMENT & PRODUCT TIPS:
You'll need a non-stick pan for successful pancake action, but that's it. See what you think about this pan.

I recently started using coconut oil instead of butter for frying. It works great, especially for pancakes! If you want, give this coconut oil a shot.

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you definitely have to check out our Banana Egg Pancakes! Probably even easier to prepare and absolutely delicious. Or if you'd rather like to go into no milk, no egg direction, check out our roundup of these 24 awesome vegan pancakes!

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139 comments

  1. we love those here as well.
    three ingredients.
    BLEND.
    waffle iron!!

  2. never thought to add cottage cheese to pancakes – i like the way you think!

  3. been making the 2 ingredient pancakes using banana and rggs before I found this blog and this recipe was revealed today.it was my favourite breakfast; now I’m curious to try this.cottage cheese? that’s new to me.

  4. I really like this one. Something for me – healthy and with proteins. I have to try it!

  5. I love those pancakes with cottage cheese, they are very easy to make until it comes to cooking them. Sob, I just can’t make pancakes 🙁
    I started making baked oatmeal for breakfast using hip ingredients (oats, chia, flax seed, psyllium husk, apple sauce, eggs, fruit). Keep it in the fridge and warm it in the mornings in the microwave. Easy and healthy. I got excited about a low carb gingrnut biscuits I found on saturday, need to make them soon! And no raw eggs for me in a smoothie. Its too similar to a mayonese hahahahhaha

    • Woah, baked oatmeal sounds really goood! Unfortunately chia seeds are still pretty hard to get here in Germany. Hmm, maybe I just found a business opportunity 😉

      • Hi Howie, here in Hamburg, it is really easy to get chia nowadays. Even Rewe and Edeka have it sometimes, but mostly DM and Budni sell it, on top of the “health stores”. I have a ex colleague who sells chia online (Hamburg guy too), check it out, maybe he can give you a sample in exchange for a recipe post 🙂 http://www.chiabolika.de
        And I will send you my baked oatmeal recipe via Dave (we know him)

        • Hi Mel! Woah, I’ll ask at the DM just around the corner. Maybe they have it. They definitly have a huge health food section. Ah, what a great idea regarding chiabolika. Unfortunately most of our visitors come from the states. Let’s see 🙂

        • Hey Mel! It’s been way too long, but good to hear from you 🙂 thanks for the info, I’m sure we can sort something out there. See you soon I hope – June at the latest I reckon…

  6. I have never really thought of putting cottage cheese in pancakes. This will be a great addition to the breakfast routine, especially on the weekend and summer when we hit a bigger breakfast. typically for breakfast it is quick and i do oatmeal or fruit . I am not a big egg person for breakfast, but will do smoothies. We have made an awesome fruit sushi roll up for breaksfast too

    • wow, fruit sushi role sounds super interesting! I’ll have to google that! At first I wasn’t much of an egg person either, but that changed quite a bit. But I do enjoy some oatmeal every now and then in the morning.

  7. I am blown away – wow – these are fantastic – with only 3 ingredients too! Delicious!

  8. WOW!! These look amazing!! Seriously! YUM! …healthy, quick, delicious!! Triple WIN!! 🙂 Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Maple syrup and strawberries. Yum, yum.

  10. Hauke, sabes donde encuentro queso cottage en Barcelona? O si puedo sustituir por algún otro queso ligero y light que se encuentre por aqui??
    Y otra cosa, estas panquecas saben más a dulce o son neutras? Que me gusta comerlas como algo salado, con un poquito de mantequilla, jejeje.

    • Hola Vicky, gracias por pasar por! 🙂
      Hmm, no estoy seguro la verdad. En el mercadona hay un queso fresco bastante ligero que es mas o menos igual pero no me acuerdo como se llama. Te todas maneras no es como cottage cheese. Aun asi tambien puedes utilisar algo como philadelphia.
      Sip, son neutras, asi que funcionan perfectamente con algo salado.
      Besos y abrazos a Barcelona!!

  11. These look great, Howie! I love using oats to make pancakes, so I will definitely have to try making these. The photos look so good too – mmm!

  12. What a great idea, I love how simple this as well so you could easily make them on a weekday morning. I’d add some lemon curd as well for a treat 🙂

  13. Have no idea how I reached your blog. Searched for something else and ended up here. But glad that I did. 🙂

    That looks like a yummy breakfast. Will definitely try this for my fussy picky eating toddler.

    Read through few other recipes in your blog. Seems like I will be a regular visitor hereafter. 🙂 Loved the photographs too.

    • Ah, thanks for this warm post Sangeetha! I guess that’s what you could call serendipity 🙂
      I’ll definitely come around to your blog too. Have a great one!

  14. Can’t believe these are just 3 ingredients! They look totally legit!

  15. Am I correct in assuming that the oatmeal is cooked?

    • well, I use normal store bought rolled oats. Those are cooked. At home I just throw them with the other ingredients in the blender, no extra cooking there 🙂

  16. You’re so inventive! I love pancakes!

  17. I love easy few ingredient recipes and I love pancakes! I also love to use oats in my pancakes! Now I’m craving pancakes after seeing this

  18. Gorgeous photos. And I love oats in pancakes!! Yum!

  19. These are some seriously beautiful photos!!

  20. They look so good, I Must try your recipe!

  21. These look delicious and so easy to make! I love whole, simple ingredients and a short list of them too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  22. They sound super simple – I love making banana pancakes, and if my stomach would deal better with dairy, those would definitely would be rival! Cottage cheese seems to be all the rage right now, so it does have potential to become the next big thing 😀 I think I’ll have to make this for someone in my family and sneak a few bites 😉

  23. F*** me! These pancakes look amazing!!! STUNNING!!!! FIVE STARS!

  24. Is the oaear cooked?

  25. If I have old fashioned oats, should I cook those first or just blend them in?
    Thanks!

  26. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your blog. I am a recovering from severe anorexia nervosa, and there are a few key recipes on here (this one being the most used) that have helped able to safety put on weight (I am ALMOST weight restored) and feel good about it. I have looked through a lot of your information and learned quite a bit about macros and the breakdowns of nutrients. The way you explain and show the information has been vital in my recovery. You have helped (albeit unknowingly 🙂 ) to regain my life and learn to LOVE food, enjoy cooking, and nourish my body. Your blog has helped to save my life, and help me get my booty back!

    Thank you truly.
    Anya

    • Hi Anastasia!
      Wow, that post blew me away! Thanks so much for sharing your story!! It’s definitely one of the most rewarding and motivating moments to hear when someone likes our recipes. And if they even help to get you healthy, it’s the cherry on top of the ice cream one might say! 😉

      Have a great one and all the best on your food journey, Anastasia!!

  27. this may already be answered, but do you really mean oatmeal, as in cooked and ready to eat? i buy bulk steel-cut oats from the health food store and wonder if i should use them as is. thanks!

  28. Sorry still confused. I understand you use the rolled oats, but do you cook them first? Or just blend them out of the box (as dry flakes)? Eager to try this, but want to do it right. Thanks!

    • Hi Dee!
      No problem 🙂
      Yep, right out of the box as dry flakes. No cooking necessary.
      I’ll update the instructions later on to make that clearer. Thanks for asking!

      Have a great Sunday!

  29. I made these twice this week, and they are by far my new favorite breakfast! Super high in protein and so filling.

    My recipe however calls for only egg whites (4). I’m going to try yours with whole eggs. I put the oatmeal in the blender for a couple of whirls, then add the other ingredients. A teeny splash of vanilla is great too. Also..I make one HUGE pancake, lol. It’s thin, but puffs up after it’s flipped over. Love it!

    • Haa, thanks so much for sharing – glad you like the pancake recipe! When I told Dave about your comment he mentioned the same, haha: “Ah, cool! We’re also having them all the time at the moment, love the amount of protein in there.”

      I’m also a big fan of one huuge pancake. It takes a little more flipping experience but it’s also much quicker 😀

    • Great to hear Shelley! I really love these pancakes, we have them every weekend now, as a bare minimum 🙂

  30. I tweaked the recipe after a lot of experimentation and wanted to share it! The applesauce makes the pancakes have a slightly sweeter aftertaste and the baking soda makes them rise and be fluffier pancakes.

    3 eggs
    -1 heaping cup of rolled oats
    -half cup of cottage cheese
    -1/4 cup applesauce
    -vanilla
    -cinnamon
    -baking soda
    -Small amount of coconut oil on pan or in batter if you like the flavor

    Blend ingredients in blender and pour in dollops onto a hot pan (or waffle iron or griddle)

    Top with maple syrup, and on the still warm pan throw whatever frozen berries you have to warm them up and condense the juices and throw on top! (Can also add a pinch of lemon juice to the berries.)

    • Wow, thanks so much for sharing your tweaks on the recipe, Jean. This truly sounds amazing!!! I might have to make a new blog post based on your version. Definitely will try it out! 🙂

  31. DUDE! These are KILLER! I’m doing the 21 Day Fix and I was lacking protein, carb, and fruit serving. I didn’t feel like eating plain cold cottage cheese with fruit, so I got on Pintetest and looked for alternatives. These hit the spot! I added Mexican vanilla (because who doesn’t love that stuff!) and topped it with pecans, a dusting of cinnamon sugar, and I ate it with grapes on the side. Unfortunately it was the only fruit I had on hand, but some berries would be delightful. I actually ended up eating them as a crepe because mine turned out so thin, but I ain’t complaining. BTW, my fiance hates cottage cheese and he LOVED them. We had a 30 second dance party in the kitchen to celebrate the complete transformation of cottage cheese. Thanks a billion!

  32. Have you tried freezing them or throwing them in the fridge for later? I am wondering how they would reheat if i sent them to worth with my hubby and he either microwaved or toasted them.

  33. So, I made these twice today. For breakfast, as pancakes with blueberries, cinnamon, flax added in, topped with banana. They were pretty good and extremely filing. I will omit the flax next time, as it gave a strange texture. For dinner, we made them into waffles,with only the addition of cinnamon. To make them light and fluffy, we sprayed the eggs and whipped the whites on their own, then folded them in to the mixture of yolks, oatmeal, cottage cheese, and cinnamon. Let me tell you, they were amazing! The texture was so perfect. And I am stuffed!

    • Thanks for the feedback Elizabeth!
      Wow, I didn’t know that you can improve the texture so much by whipping the egg whites, thanks for the tip!! Seriously, we really appreciate it that you try your way through our recipes!! Plus it’s really cool to hear what people think of them, how they improve and change them too!! 😀

  34. ❤️❤️♥️ This recipe, it is so simple and pancakes are wonderful. I added cinnamon and can’t wait to add other ingredients. I love that no flour or sugar is in the recipe.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Hi Teresa! Thanks so much for the feedback!! Yess, it’s really cool that it doesn’t call for any flour, plus it’s so versatile! It’s fund to try out new ingredients to change the taste! I see, we appreciate the same things in a recipe 😀

  35. I’m following a gestational diabetes diet and am always looking for ways to make my meals more exciting. I can’t do these for breakfast because I have to keep my carb count fairly low early in the day to avoid massive glucose spikes (and oats at breakfast always do me in!). To make this an appropriate meal for one for me, I cut the measurements by 1/3–1/3 cup cottage cheese, 1/3 cup oats and 2 eggs. I use coconut oil to fry them up, then warm up some berries to put on top. I toss some of the warm berries in what’s left in my tub of cottage cheese and the rest go on the pancakes. I use my immersion blender to mix it up and like the consistency. I’ve made Greek yogurt pancakes in the past and they’re often really hard to flip. I still kept these relatively small, maybe 1/4 cup of batter per pancake and got eight easy-flipping pancakes out of it. This is a a total win in terms of taste and fitting in with my meal plan. I’m one happy mama!

    • That sounds really good Tina! Thanks for sharing, we hope it will help other people out there. I’m not sure how it would fit to your diet, we also have a recipe that uses just bananas and eggs to make pancakes, would that interest you?

  36. This is definitely the biggest thing in 2016!! Deserves a five star award. Added a banana for a bit of sweetness and it worked fine. Made 3 batches and it turned out great every single time…pretty easy to flip as well. Thank you for this incredibly easy and healthy recipe.

    • Hi Rose!! Thanks for this AWESOME feedback!! 😀
      Great to hear you like these pancakes. Dave is a huge fan as well. We could open up a cottage cheese pancake fan club?!

  37. Great recipe! Do you think that I could replace the cottage cheese with plain Greek yoghurt?

  38. Fabulous pancakes! I added a bit of pumpkin pie spice and vanilla to the three basic ingredients. My husband, 18 yr old brother, and 13 yr old daughter ate them up without knowing they weren’t traditional pancakes. All sang praises before I told them they were actually healthy! Honestly, they don’t have the fluffy rise of traditional pancakes, but the results are still great and I will be using this recipe from now on! Looking forward to tweaking with variations, like adding banana or blueberries to the batter. Thank you!!!

    • Hahaaa that is aweseome news!! Glad you and your family like them 😀
      Yesss, try adding banana! That makes them even more fun to eat, I’m sure (I’m a classic banana egg pancake fan – it’s another recipe on our blog).
      But yes, I think the batter is a great base to try out many additional ingredients!

  39. I must be doing something wrong as this just went straight into the bin. Mixture just fell apart in the pan and made a gigantic mess. Like the idea of the ingredients but it doesnt cook well.

    • Hi Bianca! That’s a shame – there’s gotta be a fix though. Did you use a non stick pan? It really makes a difference. It also helps to make sure you have enough oil on the cooking area of the pan, it means they cook a lot smoother all over and shouldn’t break apart. My last idea would be to cook just small pancakes to begin with, as they’re much easier to flip and control. I hope that helps – let us know how you get on!

  40. Absolutely stellar! Thank you!! I made these as a special treat for Mother’s Day b’fast, and was amazed at how light and fluffy they were!

    My changes/modifications:
    * made in waffle-maker (cannot seem to get pancakes to work, plus easier and quicker)
    * separated eggs and whipped up whites in my MagicBullet w/ a pinch of cream of tartar
    * blended up my GF old-fashioned uncooked oats first in blender until finely blended
    * added about 1/4 c. dark chocolate chips to batter before adding to waffle maker (killer taste!)
    * added almond extract (actually 1-2 T Amaretto, out of almond extract)
    * topped with raspberry purée – just a touch!

    Next time, I’m adding sliced bananas and a touch of lemon or blueberry topping!

    I’m eating one (leftovers rock) for lunch right now topped with a smidge of Justins Maple Almond Butter!

    Side note: If you are ever in Bozeman, MT, be sure to try the cottage cheese pancakes at Nova Café!

    • Oops, also added 1/2 t baking powder – helped with fluffiness, I believe

    • Hi there!! A waffle maker you say? That already sounds it could become my next obsession 😀
      Oh dear, dark chocolate and amaretto!! I think that is just the right treat for mother’s day! Thanks so much for giving our pancakes a shot for that day 😀
      Actually there is a possibility I’ll come around to Bozeman! If I ever will, I’ll will definitely try their pancakes 😀

  41. Hi Howie: calorie count about 350?

  42. Vegetarian? What kind of plant does cottage cheese come from?

  43. I’m interested in recommending these to my patients who have diabetes. Can you please tell me how many total pancakes this recipe makes and what size they are? the nutrition facts are great, but you don’t list a serving size. So, I have no idea how many pancakes you’re talking about. Is it the entire recipe or just a couple of pancakes? Thank you!

    • Hi Sue! I’m really glad to hear that. Sorry for not being clear on those two things: The batter makes 1 huge pancake or 2 mid sized pancakes. The nutrition facts equal the whole batter, so 3 eggs, half a cup of rolled oats and half a cup of cottage cheese. Thanks a lot for pointing this out, I also updated the recipe. Best regards!

      • Thanks Howie! I’m looking forward to making these and I’ll experiment with the pancake size. If I get 4 normal sized pancakes (4″ each) out of one batch, then I will just divide your nutrition facts by 4 to figure out how much is one pancake. This recipe sounds awesome!

        • You’re very welcome! On that note we use the “recipe analyzer” from caloriecount.com to create our nutrition cards. We found it’s the best around because of it’s easy use and huge data base of foods. I’m sure you can make 4 rather small pancakes with the batch. Funny enough, this is Dave’s favorite breakfast recipe, I’ll let him know about your post. I’m sure he’s got some more tricks up his sleeve on this one 🙂

        • Hi Sue! Howie’s totally right, I love this recipe 🙂

          I’d say you’ll probably get three 4″ pancakes from this, but if they’re quite skinny then they’ll certainly stretch to four (of course you could divide the nutritional info by three anyway). Would love to hear how it goes – my biggest advice is just to make sure your pan is really non-stick! Enjoy 🙂

  44. Thank you! This is the most delicious and satisfying recipe! I used a little bit of organic unsalted butter to coat the non stick pan and it made the pancakes perfectly golden. I added cinnamon, vanilla and a small handful of raisins and I put it all in the bullet and bam! Pancake batter in 10 seconds
    Will definitely be making these again!

    I kept trying to click on 5 stars but the site would not allow me to click past 4. It might be a glitch. But this recipe is definitely 5 star deserving!!

    • Thank you Deana, that’s fantastic to hear! Really, really pleased you enjoyed them so much. In my humble opinion…they’re just awesome. The additions you made sounds great too 😀

      Not quite sure what the 4 star bug is about, will check it out! Thanks again 🙂

  45. You are God-sent. What’s more both of you are so humble replying to every query. Thank you. Tried it today as lunch and was amazing and so filling. I didn’t quite get the pancake right but the suggestions of others has been helpful. Great work guys!

    • Hi Abbie, you’re very welcome 😀
      Glad you liked these pancakes! And thanks for your supportive comment, I really appreciate it! (and I’m sure Dave as well)
      Have a great Sunday! 🙂

    • Thank you Abbie! That’s really, really nice to hear. Hope the pancake comes out perfect next time too!

  46. These look delicious! I was just wondering, how many grams is a half a cup of cottage cheese and how many grams is a half a cup of oats? I would assume it’s not the same amount, since half a cup of cheese would weigh more than a half a cup of oats 🙂 I am all new to this cooking thing and I wanna do it right 😉

  47. Great recipe! Thank you!

  48. Picky 4y/o twin nephews just DEVOURED a whole plate of silver dollar pancakes! I’ve taken command of sister’s kitchen to steer them away from the miserable S.A.D. that was making them all sick. t
    This recipe deserves ten stars!!!
    I made the first dozen tiny, thinking that larger would be impossible to flip…then I experimented and made a few as big as the skillet, and they were GORGEOUS! Gives me the idea to make the batter a little thinner and make all-purpose tortilla-style wraps.
    THANK YOU!!!!

    • BTW, I quadrupled the recipe for a family of six, and everyone stuffed themselves to the gills. These fill you up without that heavy, bloated feeling you get from flour pancakes…and for one of my nephews (who doesn’t eat meat or eggs) they were more protein than he normally eats in two days. 🙂

    • Haa, so cool you like the pancakes, Jeanette!
      Yess, when i started looking into the world of pancakes I was super surprised that one can make them healthy as well, even without flour and all 😀
      The tortilla idas is veeeery cool! Will have to try that out too 😀

  49. I used a regular skillet, not nonstick, and it worked perfectly! Just got to slightly grease it up! About to have it with banana and maple syrup!

  50. We had to come back on here and thank you for this recipe! This is a staple in our house after a celiac diagnosis. We had tried so many disappointing gf pancakes recipes – this one is delicious and the kids love it.

    • Wow, thank you Jane! We really appreciate you telling us – and are very glad you like the pancake so much. It’s my favourite too 🙂

  51. When I calculate the calories, I get 320. I use 2% lowfat cottage cheese. Could that be the difference? I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. Sounds delicious and nutritious! Thank you!

    • Yep that can indeed be the difference. I used 10% fat cottage cheese to create the nutrition label. I’m a fan of these pancakes, hope you’ll like them too 😀

      • Has anyone tried these in the waffle iron? I plan on trying them both ways, just curious. Thank you.

        BTW, Howie, your comment “Grease is where it’s at” had me hysterical. I like your way of thinking. I feel the giggles coming on again. Funny stuff.

        • Hi Dee! I’d like to try these out in the waffle iron, but I don’t have one unfortunately. Maybe Dave can help you out, I’ll ask him.
          Haha, yeees we do like a bit of humour on our blog!
          It get’s us in trouble as well sometimes though 😉

  52. I tried making these pancakes. First, I sprayed down avocado oil on the pan then poured some of the pancake mixture in and it completely stuck to the pan. I couldn’t flip it. The second time I put a lot of coconut oil down before cooking the pancake and the same thing happened- it completely stuck to the pan. Can you let me know what I’m doing wrong? I would like to try them again. Thank you.

    • Hi Laura! Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the pancakes. Let’s get to the bottom of it. First, could it be the pan? It really needs to be non-stick, and in very good condition. I’ve found (through my own unfortunate and careless use) that once pan has a few scratches on it it’s pretty useless for something delicate like pancakes. Do you have a waffle iron/griddle you could try instead? I see lots of people have had success with them in the comments, maybe that could work for you? Otherwsise, I haven’t tried them with avocado oil, though coconut oil usually works just fine. Hmm…let me know about the pan idea and we’ll take it from there 🙂

  53. These pancakes are amazing! I put the mixture in my belgian waffle maker and made one huge waffle. Topped it with some strawberries and YUMM.. and super easy too!

    • Thank you, Lesa! I still haven’t tried them in a waffle maker (we don’t have one) but I’m hearing all sorts of good things! Your timing is perfect – I’m making the pancakes (in a pan) for breakfast tomorrow. I have all the ingredients lined up and waiting to go – now I’m looking forward to them even more! 🙂

  54. Fantastic recipe for me because the protein and oats really fill me up. It should be noted that using a blender/ food processor makes a much more pancake like result than whisking because it breaks up the big chunks in the cottage cheese. I also reccomend a bit of baking powder for fluffyness.

  55. Hi! Thank you so much for this recipe. It didn’t occur to me that you could get such yummy pancakes out of just three ingredients and I love how satisfying they are—they actually keep me going until lunch. Have been making them with my immersion blender: 2 eggs plus a 1/3 cup each of oats and cottage cheese seems to be just the right amount for me. Last couple times I’ve added about 1/2 tsp baking powder to get them into fluffier pancake territory, and vanilla and/or lemon zest is so nice too. Very flexible and nutritious/delicious recipe. Thanks again!

    • Glad you liked the recipe Elle! Yees, it takes a bit of testing and such, but we’re always excited when we get a tasty result with very few ingredients. Baking powder is a great add, I’m sure!

  56. Thanks for the recipe. I turned it into a Kaiserschmarrn by accident but it was delicious.

    • Nicee, glad to hear you liked the pancake. Well, when it’s Kaiserschmarrn style already then a couple of almonds and raisins caramelized in brown sugar as a topping shouldn’t be missing either 😉

  57. Since you seem to have knowledge about foods one can get in germany, what is your thought on the taste difference if i use quark instead of cottage cheese. I am not a fan of the texture of c.c.

    • We certainly do, we all live in Germany :). I’ve never tried it with quark, but I can imagine it would still be good. If you go for one of the plain quarks (as opposed to the herb ones) I can’t imagine the taste would be all that different really, especially with toppings. The cottage cheese loses it’s texture because it’s blended but if you really don’t like it then I would certainly try the quark. I’ll also give it a go so I can see for myself. There’s only one way to find out, right? 😉

  58. My wife and I loved he pancakes. Later this summer we’ll be having 17 kids & grandkids at our cottage for a couple of weeks. If the recipe is quadroupleddo the ingredient ratios stay the same? Like 2 cups each cottage cheese and rolled oats, and one dozen eggs?

    Thanks, Bruce

    • Hi Bruce, glad you enjoyed the pancakes so much, that’s great to hear. Haha wow, that’s a busy cottage (now I see why you’ll need so much cottage cheese :D). Yes, the ratio stays the same, and in fact, if you look next to ‘servings’ in the ingredients section, you’ll see a little slider that you can adjust, and it’ll tell you exactly how much of what you need. Hope that helps, good luck with the cooking!

  59. Allergic to oats, could quinoa flakes be used instead of the oats?

    • Hi Jill, to be honest I had never heard of quinoa flakes until I saw your comment! A quick google tells me they can be used pretty interchangably with regular oats, so I don’t see why not. That actually sounds pretty cool. I’m now going to try and hunt down some quinoa flakes in Hamburg. Thanks for the question!

  60. Amen about the non-stick pan! I had a mess on my hands, though what I salvaged was yummy. Topped with a microwaved diced peach puree for a sauce.

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