Oatmeal and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

This morning I discovered day old cottage cheese and a little bit of milk that was 2 days past its sell-by date. I don’t know how either of them were overlooked. They both passed the sniff check. Then I was brave and did the taste test and again they both passed. So I decided to use them up immediately!


2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (I use certified gluten-free oats)
1 cup cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon


Place all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. If your blender stops making progress, turn it off and use a spoon to get things moving to mix things a little. Replace lid and resume blending. When the batter is blended it will look like this: August2010 555
Coat a skillet or griddle in oil. Pour the batter into 3 – 4 inch circles. Cook over a medium heat. Cook the first side until it is brown and then flip and finish cooking the other side until the pancake is cooked all the way through.August2010 556 Since they are denser than normal pancakes they take a minute or two longer to cook. I take a core sample on one of the pancakes before I remove them from the griddle. 

Makes 6 – 8 pancakes. I don’t recommend doubling this recipe. If you need more, make a second batch.August2010 560
It is easy to impress a 3 year old with a pancake smiley face. Seventeen year olds are not so easily amused.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Alea,
    I've never had oatmeal pancakes before sounds good and yet healthy at the same time. I'm going to try them this morning.

  2. I wonder if I could make this work in a food processor. I don't have a real blender and sometimes doing stuff like this with the stick blender isn't worth the effort *L*

    I think I'll give it a try!

  3. Pancakes without flour?? I must try this!!

  4. Very interesting. I might have to try these. Love the smiley face!

  5. DandelionHeart says:

    This is on my list to make! Thanks for the idea!

  6. I’ve made cottage cheese oatmeal pancakes before, and I doubled that recipe, and it turned out just fine. So I’m curious, why don’t you recommend doubling your recipe?

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