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Wheat Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Good morning!

It’s a sunny day, and the birds are singing…it’s fabulous!  And such a relief.  Maybe, just maybe spring is here.  Fingers crossed.  This kind of morning makes me want to make pancakes.  Actually, let’s just be honest here, every morning makes me want to eat pancakes.  They’re the best aren’t they?  I’m a firm believer too, that you can never have too many pancake recipes…especially good-for-you ones that everyone will eat.  Kids included.  😉

We’ve been eating cottage cheese pancakes for a long time now, but just recently perfected a wheat free version of them.  Now first, I have to say, please don’t be scared off of the whole cottage cheese thing.  The cheese just kind of melts and melds into the pancake…they’re not lumpy and chunky like you might think.  Not at all.

These pancakes are fluffy, creamy, and rich!  Yum.

These pancakes have one extra step more than regular pancakes, but they’re well worth the nutritious effort!


Wheat Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes



Step 1: Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Step 2: Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Step 3

  • 2 egg whites


  1. In one bowl combine all the dry ingredients: flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, cottage cheese, butter, egg yolks and vanilla.
  3. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until the batter is just combined. Set aside.
  4. Using a mixer, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
  6. Preheat your griddle to a medium heat. And when you are ready to make your pancakes, use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. If you want larger pancakes, use 1/3 cup.
  7. The pancakes are ready to flip when the edges of the pancake appear dry.
  8. Serve with syrup and fresh fruit! Yum!

Recipe adapted from the Joy of Cooking

How scrumptious for a Mother’s Day Brunch, or a special weekend breakfast!  Serve them with syrup and fresh fruit…yum!

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    Megan@Food and Whine
    April 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I love cottage cheese in pancakes. I like that these are high in protein and not too heavy on carbs like so many pancakes are.

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      April 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      These are great! I love the added protein of the cottage cheese and the almonds! Yum!

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    April 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Keep these GF recipes coming, Jo!


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      April 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Hee hee! Will do Nic! 😉

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    April 24, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Yummy! I’m going to try these as soon as I get home. I’m happy to hear that the weather is great and that it has you in high spirits!

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      April 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      Oh do! I think you’ll love them!!

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    Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers
    April 25, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Oh my goodness I REALLY need to try these! I’m always looking for more GF options. It was so great to meet you Jo-Anna, hopefully we can run into each other again sometime soon!

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      May 1, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      Oh do! I hope you love them! And it was great meeting you too! 😉

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    Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon
    April 28, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    ok these look super yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! We love having you at Monday Funday! 😉

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      May 1, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      Thank you Bonnie & Trish!

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    May 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    So excited to try these, I’ve been on the hunt for a healthy pancake. Sounds like Sunday breakfast is planned! Thank you 🙂

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      May 1, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      You are so welcome Connie! I hope you love them!

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    May 3, 2013 at 5:39 PM

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    Dani @ lifeovereasy
    July 7, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    If these taste as good as they look, they will become a staple in my house! Pinning!

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    Jo @ To a Pretty Life
    December 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Those look delicious! I’ve sent the link to some friends with gluten allergies in their families.

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