Just about everyone agrees that pancakes are the ultimate comfort food.
Seriously, can you think of a better way to start your day than sitting down to a steaming stack of pancakes?
But have you ever considered Quark pancakes?
Quark pancakes raise the bar by making pancakes that are as nutritious as they are delicious.
In fact, the added protein, vitamins and minerals make them suitable for other meals besides breakfast. All you need is a bit of creativity and time in the kitchen.
For example, savory ingredients like thyme can turn Quark pancakes into unusual appetizers, while a sweet cranberry filling can create quite a memorable dessert.
Quark’s smooth texture and mild flavor allows it to be used to all types of effect, from sweet to spicy to savory dishes.
Quark pancakes, 22 ideas
To start, these pancakes are light and fluffy thanks to the addition of Quark, which also provides an excellent dose of protein in the morning.
These could be called “new and improved” American-style pancakes.
They have all the ingredients your grandmother would’ve use, plus highly nutritious quark. No doubt, Grandma would approve!
Not sure how to incorporate Quark into a pancake recipe?
This video shows you how effortless it is to make a Quark batter that cooks quickly and evenly every time.
Need something to motivate you on a cold winter’s morning?
The melted butter in this recipe makes for extra rich tasting Quark pancakes that are worth waking up for.
For those who appreciate a little zest, how about trying lemon Quark in your pancake recipe?
Balance the lemony tartness with nutty tasting, protein-rich spelt flour and you’ve got one the most energizing breakfasts out there.
Talk about versatile!
These rolled pancakes could be served at brunch, breakfast, tea time, or as a dessert.
The combination of raspberry, almond and vanilla make these pancakes a memorable sweet treat.
Warmed peaches and thyme dress up these pancakes so they appear sophisticated and impressive as can be.
This recipe is perfect for the summer, when peaches are at their best.
This recipe involves making and rolling out a dough that’s dotted with plump raisins.
The extra time and steps are worth it, however, once you’ve tasted pancakes that are just sweet enough without any topping at all.
Kids appreciate the sprinkle of raisins in this simple recipe.
With barely any effort at all, a mundane breakfast becomes more interesting and certainly more appetizing.
The author of the recipe below recommends serving her pancakes with fresh fruit. But for us, the hint of vanilla is enough of a treat that we ate them unadorned, just hot off the skillet.
On the coldest of mornings, it’s time to treat yourself to a stick-to-your-ribs-style breakfast.
With a mix of regular and whole wheat flour, plus oats, eggs, buttermilk and Quark, these pancakes provide all the energy you need jumpstart your day.
How about some delicate crepe-like pancakes to round out your brunch spread?
The gorgeous blueberry hue brightens any table and attracts even the pickiest of eaters.
And below, soft and warm spiced apples make this recipe a must during the fall season.
What’s more, apples, cinnamon and ginger will fill your kitchen with the most mouthwatering smells.
This recipe uses Quark as a creamy topping to compliment the nutty flavor of the spelt pancakes and the slightly sweet taste of the fiber-rich figs.
In this Russian inspired recipe, very little flour is used in the batter.
What results is a crisp on the outside pancake that is simultaneously sweet and savory.
For those looking to slim down, try this 3-ingredient recipe that’s big on taste but low in calories.
Whipped egg whites raise this pancake recipe to new heights!
Combined with lemon-flavored yogurt and gluten-free buckwheat flour, these innovative pancakes with Quark are in a league of their own.
Quark and oats blend together to make a hearty-but-not-heavy pancake that works just as well as a daytime snack as a breakfast treat.
Caramelized sugar, rum-soaked raisins and Quark are the highlights of this Austrian shredded-pancake dessert.
Save time by having this batter ready to go, minus the egg whites.
When you’re ready to eat, whip the egg whites and fry them up for a simple, satisfying meal.
When you’re looking to impress your guests (and have extra time on your hands), serve up these Quark-and-cranberry-filled pancakes for brunch or dessert.
It’s hard to improve upon the perfection of the pancake, but with Quark in your kitchen, it can be done.
Adding Quark to pancake batter—whether it’s a traditional recipe or a more inspired version—instantly improves its texture, taste and nutritional profile.
And that’s all the excuse you need try out these variations and to create a few of your own.