Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Bacon & Maple Syrup

Healthier pancakes can now be yours with the addition of Cottage Cheese. Fun to make and even more fun to eat. Your kids will love them just as much as you will.


Serves 4

  • 180g Brancourts cottage cheese (Classic, Lactose Free or Protein+)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 310ml (1¼ cups) milk
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 40g butter
  • 6 rashers bacon
  • Maple syrup


In a bowl combine the cottage cheese, egg and milk then whisk it all together with a fork.

Place the flour into a second bowl and add the orange rind. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients while stirring and mix well to combine everything together. This mix will make about 8 pancakes (depending on the size of your frying pan).

To cook, place a medium size frying pan over medium heat. Add 10g of butter to the frying pan making sure your pan isn’t too hot as this may burn the butter. Swirl the butter around the base of the frying pan. Then pour in a ¼-cup of your pancake mix to make each pancake. Cook over medium heat until you see a few bubbles appear on the top then flip your pancake over onto the uncooked side and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove to a side plate and cover loosely with aluminium foil.

Continue to cook the remaining pancakes as above – melting a bit more butter each time. (If the butter begins to brown too much wipe out your frying pan with kitchen paper towel. Then add a bit more.)

Keep the pancakes warm by keeping the stack covered with foil whilst you now cook the bacon. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add the bacon and cook until slightly crisp (about 2 minutes each side).

Place two pancakes on each plate, sprinkle a bit more orange rind on the top, then drizzle the maple syrup over them. Serve them up with a side of bacon and yell proudly, ‘Come and get it!’

Serving Suggestion – A few berries on the pancakes would make the dish even more delicious.