This high-protein cottage cheese toast will quickly become your new favorite breakfast or snack, with the delicious combo of Real California Cottage Cheese, cacao powder, almond butter and chocolate chips.
Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Real California Milk products and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
What makes for a good breakfast or healthy snack? In my (personal and professional) opinion, it’s something that meets one or more of the following criteria:
- It’s filling (protein, fat and/or fiber-rich).
- It’s quick and easy to make.
- It’s yummy.
- It contains chocolate.
Just kidding on that last one (kind of), but it just so happens that my recipe for this Chocolate Cottage Cheese Toast fits all of those requirements. The recipe is inspired by Real California Milk, who is sponsoring this month’s breakfast and snack recipe contest for The Recipe Redux. Before we get to the recipe, let’s take a minute to talk about Real California Milk! Did you know that California is the leading producer of milk, ice cream, butter, non-fat dry milk and whey protein concentrate? And it’s the second largest producer of cheese and yogurt. To make sure you’re getting the best dairy products from the more than 1,400 family-owned California dairies, just look for the Real California Seals.
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Now I’m getting hungry so let’s bring it back to the recipe, shall we? When I was in college, cottage cheese was my JAM. I would snack on it all the time, but I’d always eat it plain. The first time I saw someone put it on toast, I thought Huh? But you have to eat cottage cheese with a spoon! How out of touch I was back then! The older and wiser me now knows that you can enjoy cottage cheese in SO many delicious ways, including mixed into oatmeal or smoothies and spread onto toast. So move over, avocado! It’s time for cottage cheese toast to have it’s moment in the spotlight.
Just a few simple ingredients come together for this delicious breakfast or anytime snack that I promise will be satisfying and nutritious. It’s easy to toss together, too! Start with your favorite slice of bread (I love Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain) and just pile on the yum. Cacao powder mixes in with the cottage cheese to create a chocolate fix without any added sugar and the drizzle of almond butter boosts the protein and fiber content even more. Then top with a sprinkle of chocolate chips, just because. 😉 Each slice boasts 19 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of fiber! And did I mention that it has chocolate?
- 1 cup Real California Cottage Cheese
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 2 slices bread (I used Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain)
- In a small bowl, stir together Real California Cottage Cheese, cacao and vanilla.
- Toast your favorite bread in a toaster or toaster oven.
- Spread 1/2 cup of cottage cheese on each slice of toast. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp almond butter per slice. Top with chocolate chips.
For even more Real California Milk breakfast and snack ideas, check out the links below from fellow Recipe Reduxers.
How do you enjoy cottage cheese? What’s your favorite way to sneak chocolate into breakfast and snack time?