Tasty low carb and keto cottage cheese pancakes have a delicate, fluffy texture thanks to the melted cottage cheese curds.
In these delicious low carb and keto cottage cheese pancakes, the low ratio of flour to cheese, plus the cottage cheese curds that get melted as you cook the pancakes, result in delicate, fluffy and very flavorful little pancakes.
How to make keto cottage cheese pancakes
Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. The basics? Whisk together eggs, cottage cheese, a sweetener, vanilla, coconut flour, and baking soda. Then cook the pancakes in a nonstick skillet until puffed and golden, about 3 minutes per side.
These cottage cheese pancakes are more difficult to flip than regular pancakes because they’re less sturdy. So flip them slowly and carefully with a wide spatula, as shown in the video. Don’t worry if a couple of them get a little squished and lose their shape when you flip them! The wonderful flavor will compensate for any shape mishaps.
One trick I learned is to make cottage cheese pancakes smaller, since smaller pancakes are easier to flip. So I use a 2-tablespoon scoop rather than a 4-tablespoon one.
How to sweeten keto cottage cheese pancakes
Sweetening the batter is optional and up to you. If you plan on serving these low carb cottage cheese pancakes with a sweet syrup, you don’t need to sweeten the batter. But sometimes I serve them with just unsalted butter, and then I add 1/2 teaspoon of stevia glycerite, which is equal to about 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Is this a healthy recipe?
Well, it’s not broccoli… but I do believe that these keto cottage cheese pancakes are a vast improvement over high-carb, refined flour pancakes.
Can I keep leftovers?
Yes. Although not as good as fresh, you can keep leftovers of these keto cottage cheese pancakes in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days, and reheat them in the microwave. You can also freeze leftovers, separated with wax paper squares.
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia glycerite (optional; equals about 2 tablespoons sugar)
- 6 tablespoons coconut flour (42 grams)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to warm (150-170 degrees F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, vanilla extract, and stevia.
- Add the coconut flour and the baking soda and whisk to combine. The batter will be thick.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
- Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, transfer four mounds of the batter into the skillet. Gently flatten the tops with a spatula.
- Cook the pancakes until bottoms are golden brown and set, 3-4 minutes.
- Carefully flip the pancakes - they're quite delicate - and cook until golden and set, 2-3 more minutes.
- Place the cooked pancakes on the prepared baking sheet and keep in the warm oven while you cook more batches.