Gluten Free: Tender Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Okay. I have a problem.

You see, on Sunday I tried a new recipe. One for pancakes. I adore pancakes, but my love? Well, he isn’t such a pancake fan. Every time I suggest we have pancakes (no matter what version like banana pancakes, coconut-crepe cakes, etc), he gently suggests that we could have something else. (Usually oven baked potatoes or tortilla patata – he’s a bit of a potato hound for breakfast, I think.)

This weekend? I didn’t really announce that I was making pancakes until I was too far into the pancake process for him to stop me. Bwahahaha.

The problem? HE LOVED THEM! Dang it! I only made a half a batch (This recipe will make 9 palm-sized pancakes.) because I didn’t think he would eat very many (like maybe 2 to be polite). Rats! The boy ate them ALL practically (I got three, phew!) I had actually been hoping that there would be leftovers so I could just pop them in the microwave and have a speedy breakfast during the work week. But that was a no-go plan. There weren’t any pancakes left.

To make matters WORSE, for the last three days/nights, I’ve been dreaming of Cottage Cheese pancakes. I even suggested that I could make them for dinner tonight. Somehow, my love thought, the pancakes didn’t sound like such a great accompaniment to the fish stew he had made. (Man… no truer statement than THAT, I’m tellin ya!)

So tonight I am going to make another batch of these pancakes. Just after I finish cutting apart my peanut butter, almond and cherry granola bars (OMG….good!). I will whip up some cottage cheese pancakes and try my best NOT to eat them all. The plan is, after all, to make them for breakfast. LOL

Let’s see if my love lets them last that long. (He’s complaining that the fish stew didn’t fill him up already… and is picking at my granola bars! Good grief! That boy! I’d better hurry up – or I’m going to be making more than pancakes for tomorrow!)

These pancakes get nice crisp, buttery edges with a tender soft inside. They practically melt in your mouth. They are not like tradition bready pancakes. (Hmm…maybe that’s why my love gobbled them up so quickly?). I think you will enjoy them too!

Gluten Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Makes 9 palm-sized (4″ diameter or less) pancakes

1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup GF Flour mix or 3 Tablespoons sweet rice flour + 1 Tablespoon tapioca starch
2 1/2 Tablespoons of butter, melted (plus additional butter for cooking)
2 eggs


  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor (or blender) and process until smooth.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200F or “warm”.
  3. Preheat griddle (or frying pan) over medium-high heat.
  4. Add 1/3 Tablespoon of butter to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom.
  5. Drop 1/8 cup (2 Tablespoons) of the pancake mixture into the pan and swirl a bit with the bottom of the measuring cup to spread evenly. (I could fit 3 small pancakes in a regular 10″ frying pan.)
  6. Cook until the majority of the bubbles on the surface have popped and remained as “holes”.
  7. Flip.
  8. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes (depending on the heat of your pan).
  9. Put the cooked pancakes into an oven proof dish and place in the warm oven to keep hot while you finish cooking the pancakes.
  10. Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, raspberry jam, or powdered sugar, etc.


  1. These sound good. You are on a cooking spree lately. You go girl.

  2. Oh my! These look GOOD!!! And I have been craving pancakes for a week. Can’t wait to try them out ASAP.
    p.s. any chance of getting the peanut butter, almond and cherry granola bar recipe?

  3. Cassandra says:

    How interesting! I will definitely have to try these. (But I’d have to quadruple the recipe for sure, lol.)

  4. Oh. My. Goodness.

    Those look amazing! I won’t tell anyone if you have the pancakes for dinner. When I was in elementary school, my Mom announced that we would be having fried dough for dinner one night, and that I was not to share that information with anyone. It was a great little secret to keep between us.

    Sometimes you need something sweet for dinner 🙂

  5. Glutigirl says:

    I swear I could taste those through the computer! I think pancakes are on the menu for Sunday morning!

  6. never thought of using cottage cheese – what a great idea! I’ll have to try these!

  7. Yummy!! We LOVE pancakes around our house! I think I make them at least once a week (another reason I can’t lose weight?? Go figure!) I will definitely have to add cottage cheese next time! I bet that reallly adds a lightness in the texture and is super yummy!! Great recipe Kate!!

  8. I just went shopping….shoot. I definitely want to try these out. We LOVE pancakes and even eat them with sausage for dinner at least once a week.

  9. Hi, my husband is a coeliac, so I cook lots of gluten free dishes too. Only last tuesday we had GF pancake for our Pancake Tuesday, but our pancake is more like crepe than american pancake.
    Your recipe sounds yummy, I might try it next time we’re thinking to have some pancakes.

  10. did you say granola bars?! please let there be a recipe in there!

  11. I just discovered your blog, and have enjoyed going through your recipe archives. Some of them look amazing. Do you plan on posting the peanut butter/almond/cherry granola bar recipe soon? I’ve been GF almost a year, and have yet to find a homemade granola bar that I like and that does not contain oats. Yours sounds delish!

  12. Granola Bars??? I miss them so. Will you share the recipe? And this pancake recipe sounds awesome. My love too, is not a huge pancake fan, but since having a daughter, it’s two and against one and we out vote him on Saturday mornings 🙂

    I’ve been a little shocked by the response for granola bars. LOL. I have a couple recipes to share for that. One uses GF oats (the one I was talking about) but there are a few modifications I made when GF Oats were not a possibility. I’ll add granola bars to the “post this recipe” list. Thanks for asking for them. 🙂 – Kate

  13. Kate – I’ve just found your blog and am obsessed with it! I can’t wait to try out all of your recipes … I was curious though, for just regular pancakes could you use the same recipe minus the cottage cheese or would it be different? Thanks so much! 🙂


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