Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Pancakes

I find that some foods I just can’t eat by themselves…cottage cheese is one of those.  Luckily, I finally found something I can use it in…pancakes!

Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a considered a fresh cheese that has a slightly acidic mild flavor.  Cottage cheese is made when the whey and curd are separated. The curd makes up cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is a good source of calcium but much of that is lost when the whey and curd is separated, so calcium is often added.

It’s a good source of protein, riboflavin, phosphorus and selenium.

Nutrition Information (4 oz)

  • Calories 97
  • Protein 13 g
  • Vitamin A 84 IU
  • Potassium 95 mg
  • Calcium 103 mg
  • Phosphorus 184 mg
  • Selenium 11 mcg

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Pancakes
  • For Pancakes:
  • ⅔ cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 oz cottage cheese, small curd
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • For Topping:
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries
  1. Whisk together milk, sugar, egg, butter and vanilla in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In a small bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Gradually whisk flour into liquid mixture, until combined. Add cottage cheese and lemon zest and combine.
  3. Combine greek yogurt, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Heat large skillet at medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Pour ¼ cup of batter into pan at a time. Cook on each side until edges begin to firm up, approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Top with cream and sliced strawberries. Serve warm.
Slightly Adapted from Cuisine at Home

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These pancakes are fluffy, moist, lightly sweet and absolutely delicious!

Strawberry Pancakes

You will love these pancakes because the are light, fluffy and you don’t need any syrup. The yogurt cream and fresh strawberries provide a nice balance of flavors and freshness.


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