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17Apr, 24
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Cottage Cheese Breakfast Cups

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Cups are beautiful and taste more like a special treat or dessert…with the nutrition we need to power our day.

I didn’t tell my family these were made from cottage cheese at first (they assumed yogurt) and everyone liked it including a few kids who would “never” eat cottage cheese straight from the carton.

The possibilities are truly endless here:

You could use any nut butter or sunflower seed butter that fits YOUR specific dietary needs or that you simply prefer. (Cashew butter would be divine!)

Any nuts or seeds can be exchanged. (Walnuts or Brazil nuts would be fab!)

Add more or less honey to your taste or dietary needs.

Make it chocolate by blending a few Tablespoons of cacao powder into the cottage cheese mixture.

Blend your favorite protein powder into the mix to make it higher in protein.

Sprinkle with chia seeds for an extra dose of nutrition.

Any combination of berries will work well. Frozen berries that are slightly thawed are delicious because they create their own “syrup” as they melt.

You could exchange your favorite granola for the nuts.

HAVE FUN and get creative!

I love including protein and healthy fat in our breakfasts, snacks, treats, and desserts because both protein and fat are very satisfying macronutrients. When we feel nicely satisfied, we’re less likely to overeat.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Cups make for an AWESOME after-school or after-workout snack too!

⁉️What do YOU think about COTTAGE CHEESE?

It’s one of those “love it or hate it” kinds of foods.

It’s been up and down the food popularity scale … but it’s always held a top spot on many “healthy foods” lists.

It’s low in calories and fat, high in protein, packed with calcium, and full of nutrients. It’s also a solid source of vitamin B12, selenium, riboflavin, phosphorus, and folate.

✅FUN FACT: Nearly 70% of the calories in cottage cheese come from the casein protein, which includes all of the essential amino acids the body needs for muscle growth & repair.

Plus, it’s slow to digest, so it can keep you feeling full for hours after you eat.

It’s also versatile – eaten alone, with fruit and nuts as a snack, or in recipes.

😊 Many varieties also contain gut-friendly probiotics. Be sure to check the label. My ABSOLUTE favorite brand is “Good Culture”.

👀 Other things to look for on the label: If possible, choose an organic brand from grass-fed cows, with few added ingredients.




🍯 The sweetness factor is such a PERSONAL preference, so please consider this when adding in raw honey, or maple syrup. Depending on your taste, you may want a bit more or less.

4 servings


  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup pure peanut or almond butter
  • 2 Tbsps raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries of choice


Place your pecans and cashews on a clean cutting board and coarsely chop.

Transfer and divide chopped nuts equally among 4 serving cups, reserving about 1/4 of your chopped nuts to sprinkle on top layer.

In a food processor, add the cottage cheese, nut butter, honey, and vanilla. Process until well combined and smooth.

Taste test and adjust sweetness if desired. Spoon your creamy cottage cheese mixture evenly over the nuts, reserving about 1/3 of your mixture for a top layer.

Top with fresh berries. Repeat layers as desired. Depending on the size of the serving cups you’re using, you may want 2 or 3 layers.

Get creative and make these your own!

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