Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Berry Compote

Cottage cheese makes these pancakes extra fluffy—and adds protein and calcium to your breakfast, too. Win-win!
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cottage cheese pancakes with berry compote

Recipe by Christine Galkey

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  • 3 tbsp. (packed) light brown sugar

  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 container (16 oz.) small-curd cottage cheese

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 4 tsp. lemon zest

  • 1 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 3 cups mixed fresh or frozen berries

  • confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


In large bowl, whisk first 3 ingredients and 3/4 tsp. salt. In medium bowl, whisk cottage cheese, milk, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla; mix into dry ingredients. In skillet, cook half-cupfuls of batter over medium heat until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. In saucepan, cook berries over medium heat, stirring often, until juices release, about 5 minutes. Top pancakes with berry compote. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.