Pancakes with Buckwheat and Cottage Cheese

Sunshine on a plate

Sunshine on a plate

Some weeks are such a roller coaster ride that by the time the weekend arrives you just want to curl up at home and rest your weary bones. When I woke up this morning the week was still with me like a nasty hangover.  I knew I needed a day of pampering myself.  So first I turned around and dozed a little longer…

Then I slowly eased myself into the day with a little reading and some yoga. But to me a beautiful slow morning is not complete without a plate piled high with heartwarming pancakes.

Pancakes must be one of my favourite foods. It’s fabulous how you only have to stir together a few simple ingredients and within no time the house fills up with a soothing aroma.

But I think what really does it for me is the endless amount of healthy variations you can experiment with: oats, rye, rice – and now my newest discovery is a buckwheat pancake with cottage cheese. The outside is lightly chewy, the center light and wonderfully moist.

Flip them onto a plate and smother them with hot blueberries. Or serve them savory with some fried bacon, tomato and mushroom.  Granted, the grey clouds outside were still grey, the cold rain still ruthless, but hey, I was inside enjoying my weekend and my nourishing pancakes.

(hardly altered from the blog “Jul’s Kitchen“)
Serves 1

1 egg
100-125g cottage cheese (or ricotta)
100ml milk
100g buckwheat flour
1 pinch of salt (or 2 for the savory version)
1 tbsp stevia (or a little black pepper if you are going savory)
1 tsp baking powder
(Frozen) blueberries


  1. Separate the egg. Whisk the egg yolk together with the cottage cheese and the milk.
  2. Stir in the buckwheat flour.
  3. Season with salt and pepper (or stevia).
  4. Whisk the egg white until light and stiff.
  5. Stir the backing powder into the batter.
  6. Fold the egg white into the batter.
  7. Heat a frying pan and fry small pancakes (about 10-15)
  8. Whilst the pancakes are cooking stew the blueberries until hot


Tips & Variations
Instead of a sweet version with stewed fruit fry some bacon until crispy, sauté 100g of mushrooms and fry some tomato halves.

  1. Liz said:

    I have discovered a way of viewing your photos in a larger window, so I did see this loud and clear and you have a very beautiful plate. The method for preparing the pancakes is very unique, one I’ve never used before but the end results looks amazing. I have never tried buckwheat before. Does it work with normal all-purpose-lour as well? Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week, ahead!

    • afracooking said:

      Thank you for the lovely compliment. It really makes me smile that you noticed the plate! It is part of a huge dinner service that is almost 100 years old and that I inherited from my grandmother  I have actually not made pancakes with all-purpose flour in ages. I am totally smitten with the flavour (and health benefits) of buckwheat flour. But I am sure that this recipe would also work with wheat flour. Maybe start with a little less liquid.

  2. These look and sound delicious! My husband loves pancakes but I rarely make them. I love how you’ve made them a bit healthier and who can resist blueberries? 🙂 I’ll have to try these!

    • afracooking said:

      I hope you ….and your husband…..enjoy them 🙂

  3. I made your tasty pancakes this morning & put fresh blackberries in them & loved them so much! I love ricotta in my pancakes too! 🙂 Yum Yum Yum! xxx

    • afracooking said:

      Now that is just so fantastic to read! It really makes me happy that you made them and even more that you enjoyed them. I can just imagine that they must have been fabulous with blackberries!

  4. I happen to have a lovely friend, who has made me delicious hot cakes with cottage cheese before and I know it’s a wonderful way to mix up some protein in the carbs. Looks so lovely, I long for summer blackberries, cant be too far away now!

    • afracooking said:

      Such a lovely memory! Ah unfortunately I will have to wait until 2014 for summer blackberries here. Please, enjoy some for me!!

  5. Laura said:

    Love these pancakes, just the perfect wayhow to start the day!!!

    • afracooking said:

      Thank you so much my dear fried! I am so glad you enjoyed them – means so much to me that you tried them. Big warm hug!

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