Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowls are a quick and easy breakfast option. With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make, they’re the perfect healthy breakfast recipe. Whip up some bowls for your family before starting your day!
Want to try some other healthy breakfast ideas? We love avocado spread (great on toast), a sourdough scrambled egg sandwich, and pumpkin baked oats. Use any leftover cottage cheese to make some Cottage Cheese Pancakes!
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Why We Love Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowls
- Great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
This dish is the perfect healthy option for a snack or small meal.
- Quick and easy dish.
It only takes 5 minutes to make a bowl of cottage cheese with fruit which is great when you’re short on time.
- Only 3 main ingredients.
With only 3 main ingredients (cottage cheese, fruit, and nuts) you can easily make this recipe with minimal effort.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Cottage cheese: You can choose regular or low-fat and small or large curds for your cottage cheese.
- Fruit: We use blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries as the fruit on our cottage cheese, but you can use your favorite fruits instead.
- Nuts: Chopped walnuts add a wonderful crunchy texture to this dish.
- Honey: A drizzle of honey punches it up with the perfect sweet touch.
- Mint: This is optional, but is the perfect contrast to the other flavors.
Cottage Cheese and Fruit Recipe Tips for Success
- Prepare the fruit.
Wash the fruit and slice the tops off the strawberries.
- Layer the fruit and nuts over the top.
Next, add the fruit and nuts to the top of the cottage cheese.
- Drizzle the honey.
Drizzle the honey and add the mint to the top of the layered bowl.
Cottage Cheese with Fruit FAQs
There are so many options when it comes to making this delicious healthy breakfast recipe. You can add nuts, seeds, granola, agave syrup, maple syrup, and any in-season fruit like kiwis, bananas, raspberries, apples, grapes, or mangoes.
Yes! If you struggle with the texture, blend it in a blender at high speed for a smoother yogurt texture with all the benefits of this high-protein food.
Definitely! This is high in protein and fruit is great for fiber intake. With no added sugar or preservatives, this is an excellent snack for both adults and kids.
Storing and Reheating
Save leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
It’s not a good idea to freeze this dish. When you’re ready for more, just whip up another bowl.
Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowls
- 1 cup (8 ounces) low-fat cottage cheese (like Good Culture)
- ¼ cup blueberries or raspberries
- ¼ cup strawberries sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- Fresh mint
- Drizzle of honey
- Add cottage cheese to a small bowl. Top with berries. Sprinkle nuts on top. If desired, add fresh mint and drizzle honey on top.
- Serve cold, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.