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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!

Skip the banana for a low-carb or keto breakfast.

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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. 

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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.

image of whipped cottage cheese in a bowl

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

image of toppings for whipped cottage cheese bowl: hemp seeds, puffed wheat, acai powder, and almond butter

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:

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!

Did you enjoy this recipe? Let me know with a comment and a star rating below! And don’t forget to save it for later on Pinterest.

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5 from 14 votes

Whipped Cottage Cheese with Almond Butter and Bananas

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. 
     

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Whipped Cottage Cheese with Almond Butter and Bananas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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mandy wilson

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I only just stumbled across this recipe when I was looking at ways to boost my protein intake. Holy moly, this is delicious! I only had cashew butter in the cupboard so I used that and added Brazil nuts. Super way to start the morning :)

Kate

Thursday 4th of February 2021

@mandy wilson, sooo glad you liked it!! I'm trying to convince EVERYONE to try whipped cottage cheese, so spread the word!! Take a look at my other whipped cottage cheese ideas. And I just posted a pink whipped cottage cheese recipes, too (basically cottage cheese + pink dragon fruit powder... so good!)

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Mindee

Saturday 27th of April 2019

This looks fantastic! Been looking for new breakfast ideas and I bet I can get my kids to eat cottage cheese this way!!!

Kate

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

Thank you so much! Let me know if they do like it! Kids are pretty hard to trick sometimes...

Sarah

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

This is such an interesting idea. I would never have thought to prepare cottage cheese this way!

Kate

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

It's the only way I eat cottage cheese now! The few minutes of whipping and clean up are SO worth it to me.

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