Cottage Cheese Pancakes

This super simple cottage cheese pancake recipe, created by Optimiser Sue Campbell, will kickstart your day with some tasty protein without the carbs that your average pancake recipe provides.  With a bit of stevia and some nutrient-dense fix-ins, you won’t even notice the difference!  



One serving provides 156 calories, 15 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, and 3 grams of net carbs. 


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients that 2000 calories of this recipe provide relative to our Optimal Nutrient Intakes (ONIs). 


Makes: 1 serving

  • 60 grams 4% fat cottage cheese
  • One large egg (approx. 63 grams on Cronometer)
  • 5 grams of your sweetener of choice (e.g., stevia, xylitol, monk fruit, erythritol)


  1. Add ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  • Blitz the egg, cottage cheese, and sweetener together until the mixture is uniform throughout.
  • Heat a non-stick pan until it’s medium to hot when you place your hand over it.  You should not need to oil the pan.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.  Don’t make the pancakes too large, as they are delicate and tough to flip if they get too big!
  • When the pancakes have formed bubbles on the top side and the batter starts to dry out, flip them.  Repeat on the non-cooked side.
  • Serve with your choice of toppings; I like fruit and Greek yoghurt on mine, but cinnamon, berries, nuts, nut butter, and butter are my favourites, depending on your energy budget.  Enjoy!


  • Sue Campbell