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Cottage Cheese Breakfast

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This Cottage Cheese Breakfast recipe is the easiest diabetes-friendly, high-protein breakfast packed with 26 grams of proteins for a refreshing morning packed with flavors.

Plus, it’s also gluten-free, low-carb, and vegetarian.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

On hot summer days, all you want in the morning is a cold breakfast to refresh while keeping it nourishing and fulfilling. Sometimes a Protein Pancake or Protein Waffle is too warm! That’s why cottage cheese for breakfast is the best!

It’s cold, packed with proteins and so delicious when flavored with a pinch of simple ingredients.

Plus cottage cheese is low-carb and perfect for boosting your protein in the morning on a low-carb lifestyle.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

This is a sweet version of the classic cottage cheese bowl.


All you need to make it are:

  • Cottage Cheese – Pick the variety that fits your diet the most. You can choose low-fat cottage cheese or dairy-free alternatives. Cottage cheese is keto-friendly.
  • Plain Yogurt – Any plain yogurt works, including Greek yogurt, coconut yogurt, or soy yogurt. I like Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein in the morning.
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract – For a perfect taste.
  • Sweetener – You can use maple syrup or sugar-free maple-flavored syrup to keep the sugar to a minimum. You can also use granulated keto sweeteners like erythritol or allulose.
  • Frozen Berries – Any berries taste great with cottage cheese I like to use a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and boysenberries.
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes
  • Peanut Butter – Or almond butter for less saturated fat and fewer carbs.

Preparing The Bowl

First, in a breakfast bowl stir cottage cheese, yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetener or choice.

Next, chop nuts – you can use any nuts walnuts, almonds, pecans or hazelnuts taste awesome.

Top the bowl of cottage cheese with chopped nuts, toasted coconut flakes, and frozen berries.

Finally, drizzle fresh drippy peanut butter all over the bowl and serve your cottage cheese breakfast.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast


If you want to boost the protein profile of this recipe, you can add 1 to 2 teaspoons of:

  • Protein Powder
  • Collagen Protein Powder
  • Cocoa Powder for a chocolate flavor

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Allergy Swaps

If you have some food allergies, I listed some options for you below to adapt the recipe and enjoy this lovely cottage cheese breakfast.

  • Dairy-Free – There are healthy dairy-free cottage cheese alternatives in store, pick one of these and stir in with dairy-free yogurt like coconut yogurt.
  • Sugar-Free – Pick any sugar-free sweetener you love like allulose, erythritol, or sugar-free maple syrup.
  • Nut-Free – You can top up the bowl with cereals like oats, puffed rice, amaranth, or quinoa. Also, seeds like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds add a delicious crunch. Finally, swap the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter.

Storage Instructions

You can store the cottage cheese mixture – without any toppings up to 3-4 days before serving.

The time actually depends on the consumption limit date on your dairy product so have a good look at this when it comes to storing dairy.

Simply pack the mix in a sealed, airtight container in the fridge and serve in the morning with your favorite toppings.

Serving Cottage Cheese For Breakfast

You can mainly add anything to cottage cheese, it can be sweet fruits, nuts, seeds, or even raw vegetables and smoked salmon if you like it savory.

Below are two ideas to top up a bowl of cottage cheese, sweet and savory toppings:

Sweet Cottage Cheese Toppings

  • Frozen berries or fresh berries if in season.
  • Nut butter, like peanut butter or almond butter.
  • Maple syrup or sugar-free syrup.
  • Cereals – it can be low-carb cereals or oats or puffed cereals like puffed quinoa or puffed amaranth for healthy choices.
  • Dark chocolate chips.
  • Cinnamon

Savory Cottage Cheese Toppings

Add cottage cheese in a bowl with a pinch of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and 1 or 2 tablespoons of chopped chives or green onion.

Then, top it up with:

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to your most common questions about this recipe:

Can I Boost The Protein Of My Cottage Cheese Bowl?

Yes, you can add up to two teaspoons of protein powder but watch out, adding protein powder thickens the cottage cheese mixture a lot!
There are other natural options to boost protein in this breakfast bowl like sprinkling some high-protein seeds like hemp seeds, flaxseed, or chia seeds.
These three seeds are keto-friendly, low carb, and packed with a high amount of plant-based protein.

Is Cottage Cheese And Fruit A Healthy Breakfast?

Absolutely! Cottage cheese is packed with protein, calcium, and fruits that add all the natural sweetness and vitamins you need to start the day.

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Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

This Cottage Cheese Breakfast recipe is the easiest diabetes-friendly, high-protein breakfast packed with 26 grams of protein for a refreshing morning packed with flavors. Plus, it's also gluten-free, low-carb, and vegetarian.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 bowl
4.80 from 5 votes



  • ¼ cup Mixed Berries Note 4
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Almonds Note 5
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Flakes toasted
  • 2 teaspoons Peanut Butter Note 6
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips
This recipe may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


  • In a breakfast bowl, stir the cottage cheese, plain yogurt, sweetener of choice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Top up with frozen or fresh berries, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips. Drizzle peanut butter all over and serve.


Note 1: You can use any cottage cheese, dairy-free or low-fat works as well.
Note 2: Any plain yogurt works, including dairy-free yogurt.
Note 3: Any sweetener can be used. Liquid sweeteners like maple syrup, including sugar-free version, or granulated sweeteners like sugar-free erythritol or coconut sugar.
Note 4: Fresh or frozen berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or boysenberries are good.
Note 5: Any chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts work. For a nut-free option, use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
Note 6: Almond butter or sunflower seeds butter works.

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Nutrition1 bowl
Yield: 1 serving


Serving: 1 bowlCalories: 301.6 kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 31.3 g (10%)Fiber: 3.3 g (14%)Net Carbs: 28 gProtein: 25.6 g (51%)Fat: 15.7 g (24%)Saturated Fat: 3.4 g (21%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.3 gMonounsaturated Fat: 7.6 gCholesterol: 7.8 mg (3%)Sodium: 551.2 mg (24%)Potassium: 285.3 mg (8%)Sugar: 10.9 g (12%)Vitamin A: 98.5 IU (2%)Vitamin B12: 0.7 µg (12%)Vitamin C: 1 mg (1%)Calcium: 178 mg (18%)Iron: 0.9 mg (5%)Magnesium: 62 mg (16%)Zinc: 1.2 mg (8%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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