Fluffy, delicious, these keto cottage cheese pancakes can be made for breakfast in minutes. These pancakes taste great and make a great low carb, high protein and gluten-free start to the day.
We have made two batches of low carb cottage cheese pancakes for this recipe. One with almond flour and one with coconut flour. Both were delicious but had a different texture. I preferred the coconut flour as they were chunkier. But that's just a personal preference.
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Is cottage cheese keto?
Yes, cottage cheese can be a great addition to a keto diet. Cottage cheese is relatively low in carbohydrates and high in protein, which makes it a suitable choice for those following a ketogenic eating plan. It contains only a small amount of lactose, the natural sugar found in milk, making it a viable option for people looking to limit their carbohydrate intake. Cottage cheese is also a good source of essential nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins.
How many carbs in cottage cheese?
On average, a 100-gram (3.5-ounce) serving of cottage cheese typically contains around 3-4 grams of carbohydrates. However, it's important to note that this can vary between different brands and fat percentages of cottage cheese.
You can choose between almond flour or coconut flour to make these low carb pancakes. Or use both! We don't use vanilla extract but you could add this to your pancake mixture.
- Cottage cheese - use plain, unflavored cottage cheese. Preferably full-fat cottage cheese as low-fat brands tend to sneak sugar into the ngredients.
- Eggs - 4 are needed to make coconut flour pancakes. If you are using almond flour, only 3 eggs are required.
- Sweetener - for the low carb sweetener, we used monkfruit but allulose, Swerve or erythritol can be used.
- Almond Flour - the batch of pancakes made with them were light and fluffy.
- Coconut Flour - for lovers of coconut flour baking, these pancakes were heavier but just as delicious.
How to make cottage cheese pancakes
The pancake batter can be whisked in a mixing bowl but for speed we use a hand held blender.
All ingredients in a container.
Blend with a hand blender.
Cook in a Dash pancake maker.
Serve and enjoy.
For our pancakes we used a Dash mini pancake griddle. It's quick and makes even pancakes. Perhaps if I were not photographing them, they would be misshaped, uneven and cooked in a skillet or on a griddle!
I will confess that the purchase of this griddle was a mistake as I thought that I was buying the waffle maker. However, I love the uniform shape of pancakes it delivers so it was one of my better shopping misadventures!
Almond Flour and Coconut Flour Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Both versions of these cottage cheese low carb and gluten-free pancakes are delicious but as you can see by the photographs below, there is a slight difference to appearance.
If you have any leftover pancakes, store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. They can be reheated in the microwave, on the stove or using an air fryer. Try them cold as they are still tasty.
If you want to freeze them, place them in a ziplock bag or air tight container. They should last up to three months in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge and reheat before serving.
What to serve with cottage cheese pancakes
When it comes to serving keto cottage cheese pancakes, there are several delicious options to consider. Here are a few ideas:
- Fresh Berries: Top your pancakes with a generous handful of fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Their natural sweetness and vibrant colors complement the pancakes perfectly.
- Sugar-Free Syrup: Opt for a sugar-free syrup or a keto-friendly pancake syrup to drizzle over your pancakes. It adds a touch of sweetness without the extra carbs.
- Whipped Cream: Dollop some unsweetened whipped cream on top of your pancakes for an indulgent treat. You can even sprinkle a hint of cinnamon or cocoa powder for added flavor.
- Nuts and Seeds: Enhance the texture and nutritional value by sprinkling some chopped nuts (like almonds, walnuts, or pecans) or seeds (such as chia seeds or flaxseeds) over your pancakes.
- Sugar-Free Jam or Compote: If you're craving a fruity twist, try spreading a spoonful of sugar-free jam or compote on your pancakes for a burst of flavor.
- Avocado Slices: For a savory twist, serve your pancakes with slices of fresh avocado. The creamy and rich avocado pairs well with the lightness of the pancakes.
More low carb breakfast recipes
Low carb breakfast recipes do not have to be just eggs and bacon. Try these other tasty recipes to start your day.
Keto Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Coconut Flour Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe
- Place all the ingredients in a tall container.
- Using a hand blender, blend the ingredients until they are smooth.
- Or you can whisk all the ingredients in a mixing bowl or use a stand alone blender.
Using a Dash Pancake Maker
- Gently spray the Dash pancake maker with cooking oil and heat according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Pour enough mixture to fill the Dash maker, close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes until the pancake is cooked and golden.
Using a griddle or skillet
- Heat the griddle or skillet on a medium heat and add a tablespoon or coconut oil, butter or gheet.
- Pour a small amount of pancake batter into the skillet to make a circle and cook for 3 minutes. Flip over and cook for a further 2 minutes until both sides are golden and firm.
- Serve with cream, berries or sugar free maple syrup.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.