Cottage Cheese Pancakes

A Breakfast for the New Year

on January 1 | in Breakfast, Brunch, Cooking, Food, Recipes | by | with 10 Comments

This morning marks the first day of the new year, and to start it off right, a good breakfast is key. When I visit Vanessa in Montana, she always makes the most amazing cottage cheese pancakes. They are the best pancakes I’ve ever had, especially when served with sour cream and jam. Absolutely the best.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I’m a big fan of easy and quick recipes that taste delicious, so these are right up my alley. I’m not normally a fan of cottage cheese, but in these pancakes and in the orange salad that my mom and meemaw make, I love it.  For this recipe, you’ll need: an egg, flour, cottage cheese, cream, sour cream, and jam. That empty bowl up top is what I used for the batter. It belonged to my great-great-great-grandmother and it is absolutely gorgeous. There’s something special about using it for cooking; like I can almost picture her in the kitchen.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Crack your egg and stir it with the cottage cheese.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Add the flour…

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…and the cream…

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…and mix it together until you have a spoonable batter.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Spoon out pancakes of your desired size, and heat over medium until browned and ready to flip! Vanessa and I like the outsides crunchy, so we cook on a higher heat. The inside is delicious when still a bit runny, but it’s up to you and your taste to decide how you’d like them cooked.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Gorgeous crispy pancakes ready to eat!

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We ate our pancakes with plain yogurt and granola with maple syrup on the side.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Make sure to get the sour cream and jam out for your pancakes. It makes them perfect.

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Did you get in a good breakfast this morning? Do you have any New Year’s Day traditions? What is your resolution for 2013? I have a feeling it’s going to be the best year yet.



16 oz. cottage cheese
1 egg
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. cream

Stir all ingredients until you have a spoonable batter. Cook over medium heat until browned on one side, then flip. Brown the other side, repeat, and enjoy!


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10 Responses to A Breakfast for the New Year

  1. Tiffany | Offbeat & Inspired says:

    These look SO GOOD! I’ve never heard of putting cottage cheese in a pancake before! I can’t wait to try it. Gorgeous pics as always! I love using “inherited” dishes too. It’s so cool to imagine how many miles were put on them and all the recipes they were used to make and serve. LOVE IT!

  2. Krista says:

    These look and sound so hearty and delicious. :-) I love unique twists on old favorites like this. :-)

  3. Beverly says:

    These sound delicious. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    And, Happy New Year!

  4. Sierra says:

    I love cottage cheese and I love pancakes, but please forgive me for saying this recipe sounds disgusting.

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