Smooth and creamy whipped cottage cheese bowls topped with almond butter, banana slices, and other healthy nutritious toppings. A delicious breakfast or healthy snack. You’ll never go back to chunky cottage cheese after trying this!
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I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite snacks: whipped cottage cheese bowls. These indulgent, rich, creamy, delicious bowls of smooth cottage cheese topped with any toppings that you prefer are so delicious, you will never go back to chunky cottage cheese with curds.
This specific recipe is a cottage cheese bowl topped with almond butter, slices of bananas, hemp hearts, puffed wheat, cinnamon, and a drizzle of agave syrup. But read on to learn how to make these delicious cottage cheese bowls and get tons more topping ideas!
I typically eat these cottage cheese bowls as a snack, but Aldo takes his bowls to work for breakfast.
What is whipped cottage cheese?
Whipped cottage cheese is exactly what it sounds like – a light, fluffy, smooth version of cottage cheese. It still has all the nutritional benefits of cottage cheese – healthy probiotics, high protein content, calcium, but without the curds that so many people don’t like.
Personally, I don’t mind curds in my cottage cheese. But this smooth and creamy whipped cottage cheese is about a million times better. I am not exaggerating.
I know quite a few people who can’t stand the cottage cheese curds and miss out on such a healthy, light, nutritious snack because of their curd-hate. If you are the kind of person who dislikes certain foods because of texture, then you must try whipped cottage cheese.
How to make whipped cottage cheese:
Making smooth and creamy curd-free whipped cottage cheese is super easy: Just buy any cottage cheese, put it in a food processor (not a blender! see my note below), and process for a few seconds until smooth and creamy. And I really do mean any cottage cheese – depending on your diet preferences. Fat-free, low fat, regular fat, no-salt, salt-added. They all work. It doesn’t matter what size curds the cottage cheese has because they will all get blended into a smooth texture. You can also get the pineapple cottage cheese that Breakstone, Axelrod, and Friendship Dairies makes – that would make a delicious flavored whipped cottage cheese. (Side note: why did all the companies decide to make pineapple cottage cheese, but not other fruit?? It’s time they make some other flavors, don’t you think?)
I prefer the no-salt cottage cheese to make whipped cottage cheese. Aldo prefers the salted cottage cheese because he loves the sweet and salty combo of the cottage cheese + sweet toppings.
A few tips for making whipped cottage cheese:
- Use a food processor instead of a high powered blender to make whipped cottage cheese. Trust me. A powerful blender such as the Blendtec or Vitamix is amazing, but not for this. My blendtec literally liquefied my cottage cheese in about 2 seconds. So don’t make the same mistake I did. Use a food processor to make whipped cottage cheese. I have this small Cuisinart food processor that is perfect for making a few servings of cottage cheese.
- As soon as you unload your groceries, transfer all the cottage cheese from the container to the food processor, whip up the cottage cheese, and then transfer the whipped cottage cheese back into its container. This way it’s ready to eat whenever you feel a snack attach coming on. Just top it with your favorite toppings and you’re ready to go!
Toppings for whipped cottage cheese:
Ahh, here we go. The good part: the toppings to make the most delicious cottage cheese bowls. This specific recipe uses almond butter, bananas, puffed kamut wheat, hemp hearts, cinnamon, and a drizzle of agave syrup. But that is definitely not the complete list of toppings you can use for cottage cheese bowls. Here are all the topping ideas I can think of:
- peanut butter
- almond butter
- sunflower seed butter
- sliced strawberries, blueberries (or any other fruit or berry!)
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- agave syrup
- maple syrup
- coconut sugar
- acai powder
- kashi original cereal
- puffed wheat
- hemp hearts
- cayenne pepper (if you like things spicy!)
Diet-friendly tips for this recipe:
This recipe is highly customizable depending on your diet and food goals. Here are a few variations to make this recipe low-cal, gluten free, and keto-friendly:
- Low cal: use fat-free cottage cheese, and cut down on the almond butter/peanut butter.
- Gluten-free: just skip the puffed wheat and add gluten-free granola instead.
- Keto-friendly: use high-fat cottage cheese and skip the banana and sweeteners. Make sure you use natural almond butter so it doesn’t have any sugar added to it.
So you see, you won’t run out of variations anytime soon. I really hope you try making whipped cottage cheese – I think you’ll love it!
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Whipped Cottage Cheese Bowls with Almond Butter and Bananas - a healthy, delicious, creamy breakfast or snack. You'll never go back to regular cottage cheese!
- 1 24-oz container cottage cheese (any kind, read the post for tips)
- 4 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 bananas sliced
- Optional toppings, such as chia seeds, hemp hearts, agave syrup
Add the cottage cheese to a medium food processor. Pulse a few times, then process until smooth. Divide between 4 bowls, and top each bowl evenly with toppings. Alternatively, you can serve 1-2 bowls and refrigerate the rest of the whipped cottage cheese in the same container it came in and eat it later.
Please note, the nutrition facts listed are for fat free cottage cheese with almond butter and banana. Other toppings will add more calories. The nutrition facts are just an estimate.