Keto Cottage Cheese Pancakes
These Keto Cottage Cheese Pancakes are light, fluffy high-protein pancakes with 5 grams of net carbs and 8 grams of proteins per serving.
I love baking protein pancakes without protein powder. Don’t get me wrong, I always have protein powder at home to make my keto protein shake post-workout, but when baking, protein powder is tricky – some brands are too absorbent, or the taste is not as expected.
As a result, my favorite way to add proteins to my keto pancake recipe is to use cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is naturally high in proteins and very low-carb. That’s why I use it all the time, to make low-carb breakfast and low-carb desserts like the viral cottage cheese ice cream.
Why You Will Love Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Low-carb and keto-friendly
- No protein powder needed
- Gluten-free Pancakes
- Fluffy texture
- Healthy made with wholesome ingredients
- Quick and easy to make in 15 minutes
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Full-Fat Cottage Cheese – Use full-fat for the best texture. They get fluffier as well. They would probably work with ricotta as well.
- Large Eggs – If your eggs are smaller, the batter might be too thick, and the pancakes won’t spread as much.
- Almond Flour – I love almond pancakes. They are moist, light, and much easier to bake than coconut flour pancakes. So please stick to blanched almond flour for this recipe. Don’t replace it with coconut flour.
- Erythritol or if you don’t want to use a sweetener, skip it, or try a few drops of stevia glycoside.
- Vanilla Extract for a lovely vanilla pancake flavor.
- Salt to enhance the flavors, but you can skip it for a low-sodium option.
- Baking Powder for a fluffier texture.
Making Keto Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- First, add all the wet ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Then, top up with the dry ingredients. Close the lid.
- Blend until smooth, using the tamper tool of the blender to scrape down the sides of the jug if some of the batter won’t blend well. Otherwise, stop the blender, scrape down the sides of the jug using a silicone tool, and repeat until the batter is yellow, smooth, and thin.
- Pour the batter in a mixing bowl and rest 3 minutes.
Cooking The Pancakes
Warm a large pancake griddle or non-stick skillet. Generously oil the surface with cooking avocado oil spray.
Scoop out 1/4 cup of pancake batter per pancake, and cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sides dries, and the pancake is easy to flip.
Flip the pancake and cook it for another minute until set and golden brown.
Keto Pancake Toppings
Serve three cottage cheese pancakes as stack for a high-protein breakfast and top it up with:
- Keto maple syrup
- Sugar-free whipped cream
- Low-carb plain yogurt for a boost of proteins.
- Fresh berries like strawberries or blueberries, but plenty of low-carb fruit options can be used.
- Healthy homemade peanut butter to boost proteins or a drizzle of almond butter.
- Keto Nutella
- Sugar-free chocolate chips
Expert Tips To Bake With Cottage Cheese
- Blend cottage cheese – Don’t be tempted to whisk the cottage cheese in the batter. The batter is lumpy, not smooth, and you won’t enjoy the bits and pieces of watery cottage cheese in the pancakes. If you don’t have a blender, try an immersion stick blender or food processor.
- Scoop out a small amount of batter – The batter spreads quickly. To avoid too large pancakes, use a maximum of 1/4 cup of batter at once.
- Warm the griddle on high heat. This sets the pancake batter quickly, as soon as you pour it on the griddle, and prevents overspread. Then, reduce to medium heat and cook gently.
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