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Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes


These Russian cottage cheese pancakes are the perfect option when you need a tasty and filling breakfast! They are protein-rich and require only three ingredients. This recipe is sugar-free; serve it with some maple syrup or favorite jam to balance out the sour flavor of these cottage cheese pancakes.

pancakes on a white plate topped with blueberries jam

Russian cottage cheese pancakes or Syrniki originally is made with farmer’s cheese that could be a little challenging to get in the regular grocery store. This recipe is slightly modified using regular cottage cheese available almost at any store.

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make cottage cheese pancakes

Ingredient Notes

  • Cottage cheese. Choose full-fat plain cottage cheese since it will be thicker and not runny compared to the low-fat kind.
  • Spelt flour. I love using sprouted spelt flour since it’s less processed, more nutritious, and could be easier to digest.
  • Eggs. You’ll need room-temperature large-sized eggs.
  • Jam. Choose your favorite kind. I was lucky to get some tasty black currant jam (pictured).
  • Coconut oil. Feel free to use ghee or butter.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add cottage cheese, vanilla extract, baking powder. Start gradually adding flour, mix well to combine.

pancakes batter in a white bowl

Step 2. Preheat a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Once heated, reduce to medium-low. Fry pancakes on each side till slightly crispy. Serve warm with your favorite jam.

pancakes stacked on a colorful plate

Recipe Tips

  • If your cottage cheese has too much liquid, drain all the liquid. For this recipe, you will need to use only the thick cottage cheese mixture.
  • The exact amount of flour will depend on the egg size and cottage cheese texture.
  • the perfect batter should be thick enough to shape the pancake but not too thick to still have tender pancakes.
  • Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan to make these pancakes.
  • Make sure that the pan is preheated before frying pancakes so they don’t stick to the pan.
  • Serve pancakes with your favorite jam or fresh fruit and maple syrup. You can even serve them with homemade whipped cream.
  • Make ahead. These pancakes could be made ahead of time and stored in the container in the fridge. They are tasty when eating cold too!

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pancakes on a white plate topped with blueberries jam

Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Natalia-Flavorful Home
These Russian cottage cheese pancakes are the perfect option when you need a tasty and filling breakfast! They are protein-rich and require only three ingredients. This recipe is sugar-free; serve it with some maple syrup or favorite jam to balance out the sour flavor of these cottage cheese pancakes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8
Calories 449 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 eggs large
  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 11/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs coconut oil for frying
  • jam for serving

Instructions
 

  • Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add cottage cheese, vanilla extract, baking powder. Start gradually adding flour, mix well to combine.
  • Preheat a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Once heated, reduce to medium-low. Fry pancakes on each side till slightly crispy.
  • Serve warm with your favorite jam.

Notes

Drain all the liquid from cottage cheese before mixing with the batter.
Adjust the amount of flour based on the batter texture. 
Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan.
Please make sure that the pan is preheated before adding batter to the pan.
Serve pancakes with your favorite jam, whipped cream or fresh berries with maple syrup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 20gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 11gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 198IUCalcium: 89mgIron: 4mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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