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These cottage cheese breakfast bowls are a healthy and easy breakfast! Top them with berries or apple, cinnamon and a hint of honey.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Here’s a healthy breakfast idea that’s a bit unexpected, but surprisingly satisfying…Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls! Sure, cottage cheese and pineapple or melon seems a little retro. So let’s dust off the concept and make a modern way to start the day. Top this high protein cheese with fresh berries or apple, cinnamon and drizzle of honey. One bite, and you’ll be a believer (we promise).

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Cottage cheese breakfast bowls

Cottage cheese is great for breakfast because it’s low calorie and high protein: to keep you full all day long! Let us be the first to declare: the whole cottage cheese and pineapple idea has never been our thing. But top it with fresh berries or apples and cinnamon, and it’s a whole new ballgame. Promise! If you have a texture thing about cottage cheese, we get it. But we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised here! Here’s what to do:

  • Add ¾ cup cottage cheese to a bowl. All brands taste different, so find one you love. (We like the flavor of Daisy brand.)
  • Top with berries or diced apple. For the berry bowl shown here, we used blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. For the apple cinnamon, we used Pink Lady apples (our favorite variety!).
  • Add a sprinkle of chopped nuts. Go with pistachios for the berry bowl and pecans for the apple.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Both ingredients are essential to taking the flavors up a notch. You can use maple syrup if you prefer.
Cottage Cheese Breakfast
Berry cottage cheese breakfast bowls: we added Goji berries for fun

A healthy way to start the day

Make up a cottage cheese breakfast bowl and it’s both delicious and filling. One serving with ½ cup blueberries and 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios has:

  • 234 calories
  • 25 grams protein

One thing to watch with cottage cheese is the sodium: this recipe has 30% of your daily sodium. This shouldn’t be a problem if you cook healthy, whole food meals on the regular, but keep it in mind if you also eat lots of salty foods during the day.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

More ways to eat cottage cheese breakfast

Want a few other ideas for ways to eat cottage cheese at breakfast? Here are a few ideas you might enjoy:

More easy breakfast ideas

There are so many ways to eat a quick breakfast, especially on the go! Here are a few ideas:

This cottage cheese breakfast bowls recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


These cottage cheese breakfast bowls are a healthy and easy breakfast! Top them with berries or apple, cinnamon and a hint of honey.


  • ¾ cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh berries or chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios or pecans
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Place the cottage cheese in a bowl. Top with the berries, nuts, cinnamon, and honey. Eat immediately.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cottage cheese breakfast

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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