Belfonte Dairy | From the Heart of Kansas City

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes are soft, fluffy, full of protein, super simple to make and can even be made ahead of time!


  • 16 oz Belfonte small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Butter for cooking and serving


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 large eggs. Add cottage cheese, vanilla, honey, and lemon zest if using, and stir until combined.
  • Whisk together 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp baking soda. Stir to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and stir just until combined, it will be lumpy.
  • Heat a large NON-stick skillet over medium/low heat. Add 2 Tbsp butter. Once butter is melted, add about 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the hot skillet and cook until golden and puffed up. I can fit 3 pancakes at a time in my large skillet but don’t crowd your pan.
  • You should see little bubbles on the top of the pancake when it’s ready to flip but, take a look to be sure they are golden and holding their shape before flipping.
  • Gently flip the pancakes over and continue cooking until cooked through. Remove from the pan and wrap in a tea towel (or put in low oven) to keep warm while you repeat the process with the remaining butter and pancake batter.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup or any other toppings in the notes.
Use other flour like whole wheat or gluten-free mixes to adapt the pancakes to your preferences and dietary needs.
I love to serve these cottage cheese pancakes with fresh fruit or any of these toppings.
  • Homemade Strawberry Sauce
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Honey Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Berries
  • Lemon Curd
  • Air Fryer– add pancakes into the air fryer in a single layer and air fry at 350˚F for 2-3 minutes or until heated.
  • Skillet – Warm over medium heat. Brush with butter if desired. Heat pancakes in a single layer until warmed through.
  • Toaster– put pancakes in one at a time and toast until heated.


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