Hardgainer Fuel: Hearty Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage cheese is a wonderful addition to any hardgainer’s diet due to the calcium rich casein protein. Perfect for post workout meal for building lean muscle mass.

Yield: about 20 pancakes


  • 6 large pastured eggs
  • 3 cups full fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 cups gluten free flour (Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Butter or coconut oil for topping
  • Coconut oil non-stick spray


  1. Place the first four ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  2. Add the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir until just combined.
  4. Heat a large griddle pan or nonstick pan over medium heat, lightly coated with oil or butter.
  5. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the mixture onto the griddle for each pancake.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are set and golden brown.
  7. Top with butter or coconut oil.
  8. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. Enjoy!

To freeze pancakes:

Let cool and place in a glass container with lid or put into the freezer for up to three months.

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