Sep 072013

Mini Oatmeal Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes | My Little Gourmet

A bit of a long title, I know, but I just felt that every one of these ingredients needed to get a mention. Especially cottage cheese…I love cottage cheese! It’s low in fat, high in protein and full of healthy vitamins and minerals. And best of all, it’s delicious!

Mini Oatmeal Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes | My Little Gourmet

I’ve always wanted to try out cottage cheese pancakes, and when I found a recipe that included oats and bananas, I knew it would be a perfect recipe for Arik. We ate these mini pancakes topped with maple syrup, strawberries, and blueberries. Since it was only the two of us eating, some were left over, which Arik ate as an afternoon snack with no syrup or anything. I’m thinking these would be great to pre-make, freeze and then pop in the toaster in the mornings.

Mini Oatmeal Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes | My Little Gourmet

Once you pour the batter in the pan, you can add blueberries, chocolate chips, etc. to the pancakes. If you want to make mini pancakes as well, an easy way to do it, is to fill an empty squeeze bottle with the batter and then use that to portion out small amounts. I’ve made these both as minis, and regular sized pancakes, and Arik could have cared less what size they were, so I think from now on I will save some time and just use a tablespoon to plop some batter in the pan. πŸ™‚ If you guys are needing some more breakfast ideas for your little ones come check out my Pinterest Board, Breakfast for Kids to gather some inspiration! πŸ™‚

Mini Oatmeal Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes | My Little Gourmet

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Mini Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 cup/80g old-fashioned or quick cooking oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup/200g cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • butter for cooking
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until batter is quite runny.
  2. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium low heat.
  3. Drop about a tablespoon of batter onto skillet and cook until bubbles appear on top. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more butter and remaining batter.
*An easy way to make mini pancakes is to fill the batter into an empty squeeze bottle and use it to drop small amounts of batter onto the skillet.
*Once the batter is on the skillet you can drop blueberries, chocolate chips, etc. onto the pancake.
Β Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen.
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  1. Oh these look wonderful! We just had breakfast already but will try making these tomorrow. Love the use of cottage cheese in the pancakes. It’ll be my first time!

    • Thanks Nami! I hope your two little ones enjoy them…Arik ended up eating about 15 of these little ones. πŸ™‚

  2. I make cottage cheese and oatmeal pancakes all the time, but I’ve never thought of adding banana. I think my kids will love them. I’m definitely trying this tomorrow. I’m also going to make them bite size like yours, they’re so cute.

    • The banana adds a nice sweetness that never goes wrong with kids. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a note Lindsay!

  3. This is such a lovely breakfast recipe. Oatmeal and banana in pancakes are a wonderful combination, and cottage cheese sounds great too. By chance, have you ever tried Minimalist Baker’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes? It also uses oatmeal and bananas, which is what this recipe reminded me of. (

    Have a great day! (:

    • Hey Monica! I have not tried those Cookie Pancakes, but the name itself has convinced me that I must. Those sound delicious…thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Fantastic recipe thank you, I’ve just made it, and served it for pudding to my four year old boy and 10 month old baby.
    My son loved them with raisins dropped in the mixture and drizzled with honey.
    My baby girl meanwhile loved the blueberry ones!
    Our supermarket didn’t have cottage cheese in stock so we used ricotta, worked really well.
    Thanks laura

  5. These are wonderful!! I have tried numerous cottage cheese and/or oatmeal pancake recipes and these are now the #1! Thanks!

  6. Do you cook the oats first?

    • Nope, the overnight soaking will soften them.

      • You mentioned overnight soaking, I did t see this in the recipe. Please clarify.

        • Hi Tanya, I just re-read the post to make sure, but I can’t find anywhere where I mention overnight soaking. Could it be that you looked at the Bircher Muesli recipe before this one because there is some overnight oat soaking going on in that recipe?

  7. Hi

    The pancakes look really yum and are healthy…a big plus πŸ™‚
    However i would like to make these without eggs…what can I use as a substitute for eggs?
    Thank you.

    • I have never made these without eggs, so I cannot say for sure, but I would try to just use a little more banana or some unsweetened applesauce in place of the eggs. Let me know how it goes!

  8. This looks like a great recipe! Very similar to one I have been using for awhile. I do have a question though. Would it be possible to freeze them after preparing? My only concern is that since they include bananas. If there is one thing I learned from making homemade baby food is that bananas don’t keep well when trying to save them for a later time. When I tried to save the baby food bananas they turned almost black. So anyone have luck freezing? Thanks! Either way I am making them asap, look forward to hearing back!

    • Hi Ashley! I personally have never tried freezing these, but I don’t think it should be an issue, even with the bananas. Let me know how it turned out if you gave it a try.

  9. I was looking for recipes to use up cottage cheese and these are an absolutely delicious way to do so – I topped them with extra cottage cheese and a bit of Greek yoghurt, and tonnes of fresh strawberries.
    I did find they burned quickly though – I’ll have to watch them more carefully next time!

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