Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles

Start your day with a smile and my easy Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles! 🥞 Blend, pour, and cook these fluffy, protein-packed delights. Perfect with your favorite toppings! 🍓🍯
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Hey there, waffle lovers! 🌞 I’m super excited to share my latest breakfast obsession with you—Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles! 🧇 These waffles are not only super easy to make but also packed with protein and deliciousness. Perfect for those busy mornings when you need something quick and tasty. So, grab your blender, and let’s whip up some magic together!

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What you’ll need to make Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles

Serves: 4

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 lb. (450g) cottage cheese
  • 4.2 oz. (120g) rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Alright, let’s chat about what makes these waffles so awesome! 🧇 First up, we’ve got cottage cheese. Not only does it make the waffles super creamy, but it also packs a protein punch to keep you going all morning. Then, there are rolled oats—they add some great texture and fiber, making these waffles hearty and filling. Eggs are our secret weapon for that perfect fluffiness. A little bit of baking powder helps them rise and get all nice and golden. And of course, a touch of olive oil keeps everything from sticking and adds a hint of richness. When you mix all these together, you get a waffle that’s not just tasty, but also good for you. How cool is that? 🍴

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What you’ll need to do

Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 min

  1. Blend it up! Toss all the ingredients into your blender and give it a good whizz until everything’s nice and smooth. Let the batter chill for 5 minutes while your waffle iron heats up.
  2. Prep the iron! Brush a little olive oil on the waffle iron. Pour in the batter and cook until your waffles are golden brown. Cooking time may vary, so keep an eye on them!
  3. Dig in! Serve those yummy waffles immediately with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
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Some possible substitution and improvisation ideas for the recipe

Here are some fun substitution and improvisation ideas for your Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles:

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Substitute Cottage Cheese: If you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, swap it out with Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese for a different creamy texture and flavor.

Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe completely gluten-free without losing any of the deliciousness.

Add Some Sweetness: Mix in a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey to the batter if you prefer your waffles a bit sweeter.

Boost the Fiber: Throw in a tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds for an extra fiber boost.

Go Dairy-Free: Use a dairy-free yogurt alternative and a plant-based milk (like almond or oat milk) to make these waffles dairy-free.

Spice It Up: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg to the batter for a warm, spiced flavor.

Protein Boost: Mix in a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the batter for an extra protein kick.

Fruit Additions: Fold in some fresh or frozen berries, like blueberries or raspberries, for a fruity twist.

Nutty Flavor: Add a handful of chopped nuts or a spoonful of nut butter to the batter for a delicious, nutty flavor and crunch.

Chocolatey Delight: Sprinkle in some dark chocolate chips for a treat that feels indulgent yet still wholesome.

These simple tweaks can keep your waffles exciting and tailored to your taste or dietary needs. Enjoy experimenting! 🧇✨

Some useful tips for the recipe

Here are some useful tips to make your Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles even better:

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Preheat the Waffle Iron: Make sure your waffle iron is fully heated before pouring the batter. This helps the waffles cook evenly and get that perfect golden brown color.

Let the Batter Rest: Letting the batter sit for a few minutes before cooking allows the oats to absorb the liquid, resulting in fluffier waffles.

Don’t Overfill the Waffle Iron: Pour just enough batter to cover the waffle iron without overflowing. This prevents a mess and ensures even cooking.

Use Non-Stick Spray or Brush with Oil: Even if your waffle iron is non-stick, a light spray of cooking oil or brushing with olive oil ensures the waffles release easily and have a nice crispy exterior.

Avoid Lifting Too Early: Resist the temptation to open the waffle iron too soon. Wait until the steam stops coming out, which usually means the waffles are done.

Keep Waffles Warm: If making multiple batches, keep cooked waffles warm in an oven preheated to 200°F (93°C) until you’re ready to serve.

Customize the Texture: For crispier waffles, cook them a bit longer. For softer waffles, cook them for a slightly shorter time.

Blend Thoroughly: Make sure to blend the batter until completely smooth for the best texture. If needed, scrape down the sides of the blender to incorporate all the ingredients.

Experiment with Toppings: Don’t be afraid to get creative with toppings. Fresh fruit, nuts, yogurt, honey, or a drizzle of maple syrup can all take your waffles to the next level.

Freeze for Later: Make a double batch and freeze the extras. Just pop them in the toaster or oven to reheat for a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings.

These tips should help you make the most delicious and perfectly cooked waffles every time! 🧇😊

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Some serving suggestions

Here are some serving suggestions to make your Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles even more enjoyable:

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Fresh Fruit Medley: Top your waffles with a mix of fresh berries, sliced bananas, and kiwi for a burst of color and flavor.

Nut Butter Drizzle: Drizzle almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter over your waffles for a rich, nutty addition. Add a sprinkle of chopped nuts for extra crunch.

Yogurt and Honey: A dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey make for a creamy and sweet combo that’s both refreshing and satisfying.

Berry Compote: Cook down some berries with a bit of honey or maple syrup to create a warm, sweet compote to spoon over your waffles.

Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Add a handful of chocolate chips or a drizzle of melted dark chocolate for an indulgent treat. You can even add a sprinkle of cocoa powder to the batter for a chocolatey twist.

Savory Twist: For a savory option, top your waffles with a fried egg, a few slices of avocado, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. You can also add some smoked salmon and capers for a more gourmet touch.

Whipped Cream Delight: Top your waffles with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder for a decadent dessert-like breakfast.

Maple Syrup Classic: Keep it classic with a good pour of pure maple syrup. You can’t go wrong with this timeless pairing!

Apple Cinnamon: Sauté some apple slices with a bit of butter and cinnamon until soft and caramelized. Top your waffles with the warm apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Ice Cream Treat: For a dessert version, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top of a warm waffle. A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce makes it even more special.

These serving suggestions should help you enjoy your Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles in various delicious ways! 🧇🍓🍫🥑🍯

Some storage suggestions

Here are some storage suggestions to help you keep and enjoy your Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles:

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Refrigerator Storage: Allow the waffles to cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled, stack them with parchment paper in between to prevent sticking, then place them in an airtight container or zip-top bag. They will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezer Storage: To freeze the waffles for longer storage, first let them cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled, stack them with parchment paper in between each waffle to prevent sticking together. Place the stacked waffles in a freezer-safe bag or container, removing as much air as possible before sealing. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating: To reheat refrigerated or frozen waffles, simply pop them in a toaster or toaster oven until heated through and crispy. You can also reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes, or until warmed to your liking.

Microwave Option: If you’re short on time, you can microwave the waffles for about 30-60 seconds, depending on your microwave’s power, until heated through.

Batch Cooking: Consider making a double batch and storing the extra waffles for quick and easy breakfasts throughout the week. They’re perfect for busy mornings when you need a nutritious meal in a hurry.

By following these storage suggestions, you can enjoy your Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles anytime with minimal effort! 🧇✨

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And there you have it, folks! 🍽️ A batch of scrumptious Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles ready to brighten your morning. Whether you’re topping them with fresh berries, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of yogurt, these waffles are sure to hit the spot. Give them a try and let me know your favorite toppings in the comments. Happy breakfasting! 🥳

Glycemic Index: 51(low) Glycemic Load: 13(moderate)

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles

Who knew healthy could be so tasty? My Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Waffles are a breeze to make. Blend everything up, pour into the waffle iron, and enjoy! 🥳 Top with whatever you love!🥝🍌

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Estimated Cost: 5 Calories: 309



  1. Step 1:

    Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until completely smooth. Set the waffle batter aside for 5 minutes while the waffle iron is preheating.

  2. Step 2:

    Brush the waffle iron with a little of the olive sil. Pour the batter into the waffle maker and cook until the waffles are golden brown, cooking time will vary depending on your waffle iron

  3. Step 3:

    Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 309kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Total Carbohydrate 13g5%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 23g46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use instant oats instead of rolled oats?

Yes, you can substitute instant oats for rolled oats in this recipe. Instant oats will blend more easily, resulting in a smoother batter.

Can I make these waffles ahead of time?

Absolutely! These waffles can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 2-3 months. Reheat them in a toaster or oven for a quick and convenient breakfast.

I'm lactose intolerant. Can I use a dairy-free substitute for cottage cheese?

Yes, you can use dairy-free yogurt or a plant-based cottage cheese alternative in place of regular cottage cheese. This will maintain a similar texture and taste.

How can I make these gluten-free?

To make these waffles gluten-free, use certified gluten-free rolled oats. Ensure all other ingredients are also gluten-free.

Can I add protein powder to these waffles?

Yes, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the batter for an extra protein boost. Adjust the consistency of the batter as needed.

My waffles are sticking to the iron. What should I do?

Make sure to lightly spray or brush the waffle iron with oil before pouring in the batter. This helps prevent sticking and ensures easy removal.

Can I customize the flavor of these waffles?

Absolutely! Feel free to add cinnamon, vanilla extract, or other spices to the batter for added flavor. You can also mix in chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruits.

What are some serving suggestions for these waffles?

These waffles are delicious topped with fresh fruit, yogurt, nut butter, maple syrup, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Get creative with your toppings!

Can I use this batter to make pancakes instead of waffles?

Yes, you can use this batter to make pancakes. Simply pour the batter onto a hot griddle or skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides.

How do I know when the waffles are done cooking?

The waffles are typically done when steam stops escaping from the waffle iron and they are golden brown in color. Cooking times may vary depending on your waffle iron.

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