How to Make the Best Cottage Cheese Bread Recipe – This high-protein bread is easy to make with a handful of ingredients like oats and tangy cottage cheese. It’s gluten-free, delicious, and terrific for slathering thick slices with your choice of savory or sweet toppings!

Full loaf of cottage cheese bread with oats in a white loaf pan.

Why We Love This Homemade Bread Recipe

Trying to cut back on wheat? We’ve got you covered! This amazingly tender Cottage Cheese Bread is a gluten-free and high-protein bread that is super satisfying. Perfect for when you are trying to watch your diet but still want something that feels carby and comforting. No wheat flour or active dry yeast is needed.

The combination of cottage cheese and oats makes a lovely flavor and texture… It is a bit tangy like traditional white bread, but with a hearty nutty taste from the oats. To get that fluffiness and light bread-like sponginess we simply blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor to create a thick, pourable batter. Easy-peasy!

Loaf of bread, one piece sliced to show inside of the loaf.

This no-knead recipe is fabulous as an all-purpose bread… Use it for sandwiches, toast, and any yummy way to enjoy slices of bread.

However, you can make a sweet or more savory version by adding spices, if you like. Consider adding an additional tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for a sweet variation. Or add 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 tablespoon of Italian herbs for a savory version. Either way the bread “dough” comes together in mere minutes, and bakes in only 1 hour.

Slice of bread topped with red jelly, on a white plate.

Ingredients You Need

  • Cottage cheese – full-fat yields the best bread texture and taste
  • Old fashioned rolled oats – extra thick or regular, but not quick oats
  • Eggs – room temperature is best for baking
  • Olive oil – or other neutral-tasting cooking oil like canola, vegetable, or avocado
  • Baking powder – a bit to boost the fluffy crumb
  • Granulated sugar – gives the bread a nice, light sweetness
  • Salt – just a pinch, essential for baking flavorful bread (kosher salt or sea salt)
Recipe ingredients: Bag of rolled oats, container of cottage cheese, and several eggs.

How to Make High Protein Cottage Cheese Bread

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set out a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Trim a piece of parchment paper to fit across the bottom and long sides of the pan. Press the parchment paper down into the pan, and fold the paper over the sides. Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil to grease the short sides of the pan to hold the paper in place.

Set out a large food processor. Place the cottage cheese, rolled oats, eggs, remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, baking powder, sugar, and salt in the food processor.

Eggs, cottage cheese, and oats in a food processor.

Purée until the oats are mostly ground and the mixture is a smooth sticky dough.

Blended ingredients into a white batter.

Pour the bread mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle an additional teaspoon of oats over the top of the bread if desired.

Get the Complete (Printable) Cottage Cheese Bread Recipe + Video Below. Enjoy!

Bread batter in a white loaf pan.

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted deep into the bread comes out clean. If the top starts getting too dark in the last 10 to 15 minutes, cover it loosely with foil.

Full loaf of cottage cheese bread with oats in a white loaf pan.

Allow the bread to cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan. Then use the sides of the paper to gently lift the loaf out of the pan.

Cool to room temperature before cutting with a sharp knife to serve.

Loaf of bread, one piece sliced to show inside of the loaf.

Tips & Tricks

  • Slice with a serrated knife! This bread is soft and fluffy, so gently slice with a serrated knife so you don’t squish the loaf.
  • You can add nuts or dried fruit if you’d like! Or, sprinkle them on the top instead of the oats like I did.
  • If the outside of your loaf is getting too dark before it is done in the middle, lightly tent a piece of foil over the top!

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy thick, warm slices of cottage cheese bread with a generous slather of butter, jam, peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, onion dill spread or any of your favorite spreads. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for tasty toppings:

Use the cottage cheese bread recipe as the base for Avocado Toast with Egg, Irish Cheese Toasties, or to make French Toast for brunch.

And, of course, the hearty sandwich bread slices are great for making gluten-free sandwiches! Try our fabulous Greek Chicken Salad and Southern Chicken Salad, Pimento Grilled Cheese or classic Gourmet Grilled Cheese, and Panini Sandwich with Creamy Pesto Sauce sandwich recipes.

Slice of gluten free oatmeal bread on a white plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store cottage cheese bread?

Keep the bread in an airtight container, preferably in a zipper bag that you can squeeze all of the air out of. It will stay fresh on the counter for 2-3 days, and in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To freeze, wrap the loaf in a layer or two of aluminum foil before placing it in an airtight zipper bag. Squeeze out all excess air, and keep the bread in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw and keep stored in the fridge.

Is cottage cheese bread low carb?

This cottage cheese bread recipe is gluten-free and high-protein. However, it is not low-carb because it is made with oats… If you are looking for a LC recipe give my Magic Low Carb Bread recipe a try!

What does cottage cheese do in baking?

The rich cheese curds create a fluffy but tender crumb. It is loaded with protein and just the right amount of fat to give the bread a delicious taste and moist texture.

How do you make this recipe without a food processor?

You can use a standard blender, but note that the oats might not get so finely processed.

Slice of bread topped with red jelly, on a white plate.

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Cottage Cheese Bread (High-Protein Recipe)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
This high-protein bread is easy to make with a handful of ingredients like oats and tangy cottage cheese. It's gluten-free and terrific for slathering thick slices with savory or sweet toppings!
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces full-fat cottage cheese (about 2 ¼ cups)
  • 2 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (or keto sweetener)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set out a 9 x 5 inch bread pan. Trim a piece of parchment paper to fit across the bottom and long sides of the pan. Press the parchment paper down into the pan, and fold the paper over the sides. Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil to grease the short sides of the pan to hold the paper in place.
  • Set out a large food processor. Place the cottage cheese, rolled oats, eggs, remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, baking powder, sugar, and salt in the food processor. Purée until the oats are mostly ground and the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the bread mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle an additional teaspoon of oats over the top of the bread if desired.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted deep into the bread comes out clean. If the top starts getting too dark in the last 10 to 15 minutes, cover it loosely with foil.
  • Allow the bread to cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan. Then use the sides of the paper to gently lift the loaf out of the pan. Cool to room temperature before cutting to serve.

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Notes

Cottage Cheese Notes: If the brand of cottage cheese you buy is thick, use it as-is. However, if you buy a brand that has a lot of liquid in it, I suggest draining off the extra liquid before adding the cottage cheese curds to the food processor. This will help the bread rise and stay fluffy after baking.
Storage: Keep the bread in an airtight container, preferably in a zipper bag that you can squeeze all of the air out of. It will stay fresh on the counter for 2-3 days, and in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To freeze, wrap the loaf in a layer or two of aluminum foil before placing it in an airtight zipper bag. Squeeze out all excess air, and keep the bread in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw and keep stored in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 352mg, Potassium: 240mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 178IU, Calcium: 109mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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