We like to make a weekend breakfast special. Our favorites are crepes, biscuits, buttermilk pancakes, sometimes cinnamon rolls. I wanted a healthier alternative that would still be satisfying and taste special enough, and this cottage cheese blueberry bake fit the bill.
I made it again recently without blueberries, adding vanilla for flavor and serving it with starwberries. It is delicious either way! It reminds me of a Russian cottage cheese bake that I grew up eating.
Here is what you need:
2 cups of cottage cheese (see note)
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
zest of 1 lemon (can be replaced with 2 teaspoons of vanilla)
1 cup of blueberries (you can skip these if you are serving with fresh fruit)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine cottage cheese, egg, sugar, and lemon zest/ vanilla.
- Add flour, salt, and baking soda, and mix until combined. Don’t stir too much.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Transfer to a greased (I use oil spray) pie dish or a 8×8 baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minuts.
My favorite cottage cheese for this is Good Culture brand (not sponsored), it has less liquid than other brands. If you are using a different brand, I recommend either adding 1-2 tablespoons more flour or straining the cottages cheese in a mesh sieve.
This cottage cheese blueberry bake also make a great snack with a cup of tea. It almost tastes like dessert but is definitely more nutritious than a slice of cake.