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Cottage Cheese Fluff! Frosting and Oatmeal Bake

Cottage Cheese Fluff!

Cottage Cheese is one of those things that I hardly ever buy. I was never brought up eating it, so I remember being totally freaked out when I’d see other kids eating these bowls of white chunky “gunk.” In fact, I still hold a little aversion to it… it doesn’t exactly look the most appealing you have to admit. I have to be reminded every time I go to have it that it is nothing like what my child-self thinks it to be. 

Sweet Ways to Use Cottage Cheese Fluff

Once I started getting over this little hesitancy and realized that I actually do like it, I then entered the world of, “but how do I eat it?”

Of course, there is the obvious lasagna. But its not like I make one of those each week. 

Is it to be savory or sweet?  I would hear of people going both ways, so after trying a few of their suggestions, I think I came to the conclusion that I preferred the sweet variations.  Not like that was surprising. 

Cottage Cheese Fluff

Paired with fruit or berries, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter. That’s where I made the most use of it. That is until I discovered this glorious trick. 

Cottage Cheese whipped into a frothy, sweet, custardy icing. 

Sweet Cottage Cheese Fluff

Icing…dip…pudding…whatever you may want to call it.  Cottage Cheese Fluff makes the most impeccable sweet topping that can be used on ev.ryy.thinggg. 

Simply dollop it onto your favorite loaf or muffin… 

Sweet Cottage Cheese Fluff

…Or on top of your next single serve carrot cake as an alternative to cream cheese icing

Cottage Cheese Fluff Carrot Cake

Sweet Cottage Cheese Fluff

Use it as an alternative to yogurt in your next granola parfait, or simply as a dip for fruit.  Heck, or just spoon it up on its own! Its seriously that good. 

It’s so simple to make. You just blend the cottage cheese with your sweetener of choice (I’ve used honey, maple syrup and stevia and they all work brilliantly) really well until it is completely smooth. It works kind of like egg whites and will start to create peaks and pull away from itself the more it is blended.  It becomes nice and thick, like a really rich whipped cream or custard.  Look how sturdy and frothy!!

Sweet Cottage Cheese Fluff

The first time I made cottage cheese fluff for myself was while creating my cauliflower shortcake pancakes

Cauliflower Shortcake Pancakes with Cottage Cheese Fluff

I learned then that it works brilliantly for a pancake (or waffle) topping.  It’s so light that  it won’t weigh down your stack of cakes, but rather gets soaked up like any regular whipped cream. It was definitely what gave these pancakes their “shortcake” quality. In fact, I think I changed their title after having tried the two together. 

Cauliflower Shortcake Pancakes with Cottage Cheese Fluff

So I had tried it as an icing, a dip and on pancakes. What was obviously left was to incorporate this new beloved ingredient into a sweet oatmeal bake. Since I’m such a breakfast lover and all, this just seemed to make sense. 

I substituted cottage cheese into my standard oatmeal bake recipe and was sooo happy with the result. Cheesecake oatmeal! It pairs so well with any berry. I’ve tried strawberry, blueberry and cranberry – though my absolute favorite is strawberry. 

 Cottage Cheese Fluff Baked Oats

The simple addition sweetens up the oatmeal as well as adds an extra hit of moisture and chew. 

 Cottage Cheese Fluff Baked Oats

But of course, it is still delicious served with peanut butter. 

 Cottage Cheese Fluff Baked Oats

And I’m sharing this latest recipe with you. So go get sweet with some cottage cheese fluff!

Though of course, you are sweet enough as you are. 

Cottage Cheese Baked Oats
Serves 3
A fun twist on your classic baked oatmeal. The addition of cottage cheese provides extra moisture, sweetness and delicious chew.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
  2. 3/4 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 cup milk of choice
  6. 1egg
  7. 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, depending on sweet tooth (I like to add a few pinches of stevia)
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  10. 1/2 cup berry of choice (sliced strawberries, fresh blueberries, raspberries or cranberries) plus extra to top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a small baking dish or ramekin (sized for two). The smaller the dish you use, the thicker the oatmeal will be.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk egg well in a small bowl and stir in the rest of the wet ingredients, including cottage cheese.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and gently stir to combine until everything is good and moist. Transfer oatmeal mixture to dish and top with extra berries.
  6. Cover baking dish with lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for another 15 minutes.
Notes
  1. Absolutely delicious topped with Peanut Butter Co. White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter.
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Cottage Cheese Fluff (Frosting and Whipped Topping)
Serves 2
A sweet and delicious topping for any breakfast or dessert. Or simply enjoyed on its own as a pudding or dip.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  2. 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, depending on desired sweetness (or 1 packet stevia)
  3. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend very well (1-2 minutes) until very smooth and thick. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired.
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Tell me,

Are you a fan of cottage cheese?

Do you see it as a savory food or sweet? 

How do you like to eat it? 

 

35 COMMENTS

  1. Kate Bennett | 23rd Feb 16

    I love cottage cheese. I love big blob of it on my salads or on top of pasta. I see it as savory, but it is wonderful for an sweet & salty snack! I’ve never had it blended, but boy does it look yummy!
    Sometimes I’ve add a tablespoon or two of cottage cheese to my oat and egg pancake and it really does taste like cheesecake! I’m definitely pinning your recipe to try when I get some cottage cheese on my hands.

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Mmm. See, this is my problem, I tend to bypass the idea of just adding a blob onto whatever I have. It really does go with so many things!

  2. cookiesnchem | 23rd Feb 16

    Oh my goodness I am so mad at myself for NOT picking up cottage cheese at the store! I picked it up, put it in my cart, and thought about what I would use it for – then put it right back. You have me seriously regretting that now! Oh well, I will definitely get some next week because all of those recipes look absolutely divine. I like the idea of baking it into oats!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Go get yourself some and do some of your wonderful experimenting!

  3. SuzLyfe | 23rd Feb 16

    I use cottage cheese in baking all the time! Love it. Also love it with some cocoa powder and sweetener. One of my favorites!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      I need to try this cocoa powder thing. Apparently it is a godsend.

  4. Lyss | 23rd Feb 16

    I love cottage cheese!! favorite way to eat it is plain, on a sweet potato, with nuts and honey, or with granola and fruit!!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Mmm I’m loving the thought of nuts and honey right now.

  5. Gail | 23rd Feb 16

    Whipping cottage cheese? Brilliant! Just brilliant! I’m imagining using it whipped in crepes.

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Absoluuuutely

  6. sprint2thetable | 23rd Feb 16

    I’ve done like allllll of these!!! I wishI could still find the low sodium cottage cheese – I don’t get it as much anymore. Have you ever tried it in a mug cake? Really good (not whipped) – the little curds get all melty like marshmallows!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      No! But I need to!

  7. hungryforbalance | 23rd Feb 16

    Whipped cottage cheese?! Thats brilliant!
    That oatmeal bake’s not bad either!! Two big spoons up!

  8. Arman @ thebigmansworld | 23rd Feb 16

    Obsessed with cottage cheese (even though it has a terrible stigma)- Juli and I are obsessed with it, mixed with dark cocoa powder. So ugly, so delicious.

    Also, try this if you get the chance- I keep meaning to post the recipe but one day… 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/4 cup milk, maple/honey or sweetener. Soak overnight, the next morning add nuts = cookie dough oats. SO good.

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Ugly and delicious is my jam. I seriously need to try the cocoa powder thing.
      And holy man THANK YOU for the pre-blog recipe! I feel so honored. Not to mention that sounds fantastic. Will be trying for sure!

  9. Ellie | 24th Feb 16

    I was never a fan of cottage cheese, but this looks really tempting. I wonder if there is vegan cottage cheese…Googling it now 🙂 Plus, Arman’s recipe ^^ sounds great!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Well I know you can do the same kind of thing with tofu! Sweeten and blend it just the same and it also makes a fabulous whipped cream!

  10. kyrabocha | 24th Feb 16

    cottage cheese with carmelized apples (heated up in a skillet or in the microwave with a pat of butter and cinnamon.. yum!) and pecans or walnuts is quite tasty. I am also a huge fan of whipping cottage cheese up too, and then adding nut butters and protein powder to it…

    or stuffing it + a tablespoon of flour or two + sweetener + vanilla/butter/nut extract + chocolate chips in a tortilla wrap, cooking it on the stove top! It’s like a sweet wrap filled with cookie dough!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      Well well well. Look at you miss cottage cheese queen! Holy man this sounds amazing. Not sure how you came up with it but you need to stamp a sticker on it and call it yours! When you say flour do you mean just any regular wheat flour?

  11. chasetheredgrape | 24th Feb 16

    Hooray for cottage cheese! I usually alway eat mine savoury – but I think that’s a UK/ European thing, cottage cheese is seen as a savoury over a sweet.
    However I love the idea of the cottage cheese whipped topping! I can just imagine how good that would be on top of pancakes! Yum yum yum!

    • Cora | 24th Feb 16

      See – people see it in different ways! That’s why I both think its so cool, but also never know how I should use it.

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  13. Joyce | 24th Feb 16

    Wow–I had never thought of trying cottage cheese as a whipped topping, but it sounds super-good. Cottage cheese is one of those things that’s actually fairly easy to find lactose-free, but I seldom actually get it. This makes me wan to go get some!

    • Cora | 25th Feb 16

      Oh I didn’t realize you could get it lactose free – I’m so glad!!

  14. Miss Polkadot | 24th Feb 16

    Cottage cheese is a serious addiction of mine. Or rather I go through phases and right now is a cottage cheesy one. I eat mostly vegan but this is one of the foods I’d find hard to give up (again). My most common uses of it are savoury – think in tomato sauce-based dishes, on top of curry (today actually) or the likes. But I need to try your “cream” recipe as it sounds amazing and reminds me of this one of mine: https://letsgetupandlive.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/frozen-healthy-pb-j-frozen-yogurt/
    Also, those cauliflower ‘cakes intrigue me. I wonder if I can veganize them …?

    • Cora | 25th Feb 16

      “…a cottage cheesy one.” Love the description :). Ontop of a curry would be brilliant. Off to check your recipe – thank you!

  15. Stephanie Leduc | 25th Feb 16

    I am so impressed right now, cottage cheese whipped icing!?!? I need this in my life! I’ve got some cottage cheese in the fridge right now and you best believe I will be trying this!

  16. Juli | 25th Feb 16

    Oh god cottage cheese <3 I am so obsessed. I have three smoothie recipes on my page with cottage cheese as the main ingredient. Cottage cheese and I – it's a love story!
    And trust Arman on both he suggested. The second is so cheese cakey <3 <3 <3

    • Cora | 27th Feb 16

      I need to take some lessons from you and Arman

  17. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me | 27th Feb 16

    I LOVE cottage cheese! I definitely think you should try some with grapes! Sounds weird, but it is so so so good!

    • Cora | 28th Feb 16

      Oooo no I can totally see it – the sweet and salty isn thing. I most definitely will!

  18. Carrie this fit chick | 6th Mar 17

    YEP. LOVING THIS FLUFF! Saving this recipe!
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    • Cora | 7th Mar 17

      Its SO good! Yay!

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    We love baked oatmeal and have it often. This will be a delicious addition to our flavors.
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