Cottage Cheese Waffle Recipe

September 26, 2023   38 Comments

This cottage cheese waffle recipe is made with a blender and I love how easy it is.

Cottage Cheese Waffle Recipe

Whirrr, pour, cook, DONE!!

I happen to love to use my waffle iron for all sorts of things other than waffles. If you haven’t tried my waffle iron banana bread or my waffle iron grilled apple you are missing out.

This recipe allows you to pack a waffle (which is usually all about the carbs) with protein because you use cottage cheese and eggs.

You can make these gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats.

The best part of this is how easy is it is to add to the waffle maker from the blender. You don’t make a big mess like you do with a spoon – simply pour out of the blender carafe.

Sometimes I make these for dinner because that is how I roll. My kids love breakfast for dinner because we are typically running out the door when we actually are supposed to be eating breakfast.

You can also make these as a pancake if you don’t have a waffle maker. But, I would suggest getting one because they are ridiculously fun. I don’t know why I am so entranced by my waffle maker but any time I can use it – I do. I think I get bored with the same old food so using an appliance makes things feel fresh.

Yes, I am really bored.

I also like my Panini maker for sandwiches and my blender. I would not like to go back to the days before electricity and live without these small kitchen appliances. I am a big fan of progress even if it means I have to keep hiding my children’s screens.

I like to eat these plain or with berries, cheese, or even scallions. They can go either the savory or sweet route – it is up to you.

What do you put in your waffles or pancakes to add more protein?

Cottage Cheese Waffle Recipe

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Makes 2 large or 4 small waffles

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1 cup whole oats
1 cup 1% cottage cheese, no salt added
3 large eggs
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


Heat a waffle maker and coat it with non-stick spray. In a high power blender, puree oats, cottage cheese, eggs, baking soda, and cinnamon. When there are no chunks left (oats or cottage cheese) pour onto waffle maker. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the steam stops rising out of the iron.

Nutrition Facts

½ large waffle is 182 calories, 6.2 g fat, 2.1 g saturated fat, 16.2 g carbohydrates, 0.7 g sugar, 15.2 g protein, 2.1 g fiber, 200 mg sodium, 5 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Blender-method for waffles or pancakes, brilliant! I think lumps or chunks may be avoided if you blend oats into a flour first then everything else.

This recipe sounds so healthy-I too love my little 35yo waffle-maker! I usually pull it out for family gatherings but might start treating just me to one too. It's not that big or inconvenient. Waffles freeze so perfectly, just a zap in the microwave and its like fresh-made!

Question: Re your banana bread waffle, would that be a good candidate for this blender-method?

Panini-makers are fun too, easy clean-up. Do plan to pass on some of your panini creations? I made one using Dave's killer bread recently--yum!

What a perfect breakfast treat!!! Oats, eggs, and cottage cheese. Thank you so so much, Snack Girl!!!!!

I have to limit my cottage cheese because of the sodium. What kind do you use that has no salt added?

Timely recipe as I had 1 cup of cottage cheese in the refrigerator that needed to be used up. I used my large cup blender and first ground the oatmeal into flour. Then I added the other ingredients. I don't have a sodium restriction, and baked goods taste so flat without salt, so I added about 1/4 tsp salt. I also added 1/2 a cap of vanilla to add a bit more "sweet" flavor. They cooked up wonderfully in the Belgain waffle iron. I served mine with butter and maple syrup. I printed out the recipe to use the next time I buy the giant tub of cottage cheese and get tired of it before it is all gone.

I would add a thin cut slice of black forest ham and a thin slice of provolone to up the protein and fat percentages for satiety and to hit my macros 😊

I use this recipe for pancakes often, but for one person I just use 1 egg, 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1/3 cup cottage cheese, cinnamon to taste, some blueberries or other fruit if desired. Its quick and solves the craving for pancakes. I just mix with a fork and then drop by spoonfuls into a hot skillet. I want to try this as waffles now since I do have a

small waffle iron I've never used. Thx!

Just made these as written and they are FABULOUS!!! Will become a staple in our b'fast (and maybe more??) rotation.

Thank you!

re: Sue Anna above, I don't like salty cottage cheese other, and I have found Hood Low fat, low salt is perfect, Also Lactaid brand is not as salty.

I love these. I typically use peanut butter or vanilla Greek yogurt for a topping. They taste much better if they have a bit of crust before removing from the waffle iron.

Thanks, Lisa. Will look at the Lactaid and compare. Even though I don't need it if sodium is lower I will give it a try! Is Hood a store brand?

Had these last night- so yummy. Will make them again for sure!!

Just saw a cute idea on a restaurant site I subscribe to, they put about an inch of maple syrup in a short clear glass and cut a waffle in ''finger'' sizes for dippers. Kids love to dip esp. your healthy waffles! I think a wine glass would be nice too!

Amazing! I added a little vanilla extract and erythritol. Even my picky daughter are them!

Made these this morning. What a fabulous healthy recipe. My husband loved them so they are definitely going to be a regular....and so easy to make. I also added a little salt and vanilla. Thank you so much. I will be passing this recipe on to my daughters.

Is there something missing here. Oil? I have an old waffle iron which has been used often with minor sticking, but this stuck so hard I have worked over an hour trying to get remnants waffle came loose at all. Used the rest of the batter to make pancakes.

@Connie - I spray my waffle iron with oil before I heat it up so my waffles don't stick. Thanks for your question!

I have to comment again. Just to say how much I agree about the small appliances. We humans seem to crave novelty and switching up the equipment can indeed renew the energy for the dailiness of food prep. And, I must say, I freeze these and eat them plain off the cooling rack where I set them so they don’t get soggy on a plate. Yum yum. Gotta go make waffles.....

I just made this for fun Fri dinner and it could not be easier to prepare! My family loved it and dtr appreciated the wholesome ingredients. I added cinnamon and vanilla and it was perfect. If anyone can't imagine the outcome of this recipe, pls give it a try. It's tasty and there's no hint of the oatmeal nor cottage cheese.

I would love to try these but 5 points is a lot for a waffle, is it the same on freestyle, since eggs are free?

Holy cow, these are easy and tasty. Mine were wonderful plain, but with a dribble of local honey... Spraying the iron worked for me, but I think something else that worked was waiting for the waffle to quit steaming before opening the iron.

I have been following The Simply Filling method on Weight Watcher's and if I change the cottage cheese to Fat Free and add a teaspoon or 2 of EVOO, this will be a SF meal!! WOOT WOOT!!! SCORE! Thank you Snack Girl.

Hey! I love these as they are yummy, quick, foolproof and healthy. I’m wondering if yiu have ever substituted Greek yogurt for the cottage cheese and, if yes, did you use the same amounts? I don’t always have cottage cheese on hand but always havenGreek yogurt as I make it myself. If you haven’t, I will experiment...the taste will be tangy but probably still yummy.

I found this recipe in a magazine and of course I made them for breakfast the next morning. These waffles were such a BIG hit that I made a double batch and froze them. After letting them cool, I put wax paper in between each one then putting them in a ziplock bag. A few days later I put one in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. We’re still amazing.

I have been making these waffles for about a year now and I love them!. I add a small apple to my blender to give them a little moisture. I make up about 5 or 6 at a time and freeze them. Easy to throw in the toaster. I put blueberries or strawberries on them with agave syrup. Thank you!

Can I use plain greek yogurt? I don't have cottage cheese.

Loved the recipe, however in the instructions, it didn't say how much batter to put in the waffle maker. I put a full 1/4 cup and it overflowed my waffle maker! But the next time, I used about 3/4 of the 1/4 measuring cup. The waffles taste great!


@Julie - the amount you put in really depends on the waffle maker so I didn't include it. I have owned at least three different ones and they all used very different amounts of batter. Thanks for your comment!!

You can use yogurt for this recipe instead of cottage cheese. It works great!

Looks like I commented before on this, but may I log in again to say, high protein, gluten free (if you use the right oats) and so generally nourishing!!!! Thank you, Lisa.

The electric appliances I can’t live without are the toaster, the waffle baker and the blender. Of course we all need an oven to cook with.

To up the protein in the waffles I would add diced chicken or ham and also add cheese.

Has anyone calculated the grams (weight) per serving and calories per serving? Thank you!! 😊

Looking for 0 purple WW pt dinner tonight - will give these a try!

May top with waffled apples since they are so sweet. Thanks, Lisa

Really tasty. Healthy and good. I too added cinnamon and vanilla extract and it was delicious


This recipe was fabulous! So simple, and high protein! Thank you.


To Ann regarding Points on the cottage cheese waffles. I make these often from this recipe. I'm on WW purple plan, it works great for me be super sensitive to gluten. But I use fat free cottage cheese, gluten free oats,add vanilla and a tsp of truvia and 1 waffle is 0sp 2 is 1sp. I make mine in the Dash Mini waffle maker and freeze them. Hope this helps. Snack Girl has so many great recipes and the WW recipe builder is a great tool to make them your own.



Eating this right now!
I made 1/3 of recipe for 1 serving.
Absolutely amazing😊


Haven't made yet. Sounds Great. I cannot digest eggs. Is there something else I could use as a substitute? I have added applesauce to breads, e.g. banana and zucchini bread for some of the eggs and it works well. In a large recipe I can use up to 2 eggs without a problem. This one is a small amount of ingredients. Can you offer a suggestion or two?

What type of oats do you use for this recipe? Quick? Old Fashioned? Steel Cut (long method)?

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