There’s just something about a creamy dairy base, sweet fruit, and a savory component (yes, I’m looking at you, white balsamic strawberries on whipped ricotta toast). The sweet, savory, and creamy combination is a trifecta of perfection in this cottage cheese snack bowl, too.

Side view of purple bowl with blueberries and pecans on top of cottage cheese in spoon.

This snack bowl has quickly become my favorite any time of day, and sometimes even doubles as a delicious 5-minute breakfast on busy mornings. It’s packed with nutritious fresh blueberries (or, hey, frozen works!), crunchy pecans in a maple syrup and chia seed mixture, and topped with fresh thyme, the cottage cheese base keeps you satisfied all afternoon!

Ingredient Spotlight

We’re working with a simple ingredient list for this snack recipe (it’s only natural), and a few deserve the spotlight before we dive into making it. Please be sure to see the full recipe card listed below.

  • Cottage Cheese – obviously the star here. I recommend a whole milk cottage cheese, and Good Culture Cottage Cheese is my favorite brand. Use your favorite and you can’t go wrong!
  • Blueberries – if fresh blueberries are in season, they add a lovely juicy texture and pop to the bowl. However, frozen will work for a softer texture. Thaw them on the countertop or in the microwave. Note there will be more blueberry juice if using frozen.
  • Fresh Thyme – As I recipe tested, when I finally added a few thyme leaves, it completely elevated and transformed this snack! Trust me, if you haven’t tried fresh herbs paired with fruit before…it’s a game changer.
Bowl with cottage cheese next to pecans and chia seeds and blueberries.

Let’s Make a Cottage Cheese Bowl!

What’s the number one requirement for a snack? It’s gotta be easy-peasy. While the first step of combining the maple pecan mixture does involve effort, although minimally so, it can be skipped and instead everything just piled on top of the cottage cheese.

I like the stirring together though, so here we are:

Combine the Maple Pecan Mixture

In a small bowl, stir together chopped pecans, chia seeds, and maple syrup. I like to stir it together, as opposed to just piling it on, because the chia seeds soak up some of the maple syrup and it all sticks together. This results in a flavorful, crunchy bite every time!

Maple syrup drizzling into bowl of chopped pecans and chia seeds.

Top the Cottage Cheese

It only gets easier from here! Add the cottage cheese to a bowl, top with the pecan mixture, then a handful of blueberries, and garnish with fresh thyme leaves.

Other options include stirring the blueberries into the maple syrup mixture or adding the thyme to it as well.

Sprinkle on some flakey sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty snack – a little really elevates this bowl!

Overhead view of cottage cheese snack bowl with blueberries.

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Spoon in bowl with cottage cheese and blueberries.
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Get the Recipe Cottage Cheese Snack Bowl with Blueberries

Satisfy that midday hunger craving with this easy 5-minute cottage cheese snack bowl! It's topped with nutritious blueberries and a sweet and savory blend of pecans, maple syrup, chia seeds, and fresh thyme.



  • In a small bowl, stir together the chopped pecans, chia seeds, and maple syrup.
    2 tablespoons pecans, 2 teaspoons chia seeds, 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Add the cottage cheese to a bowl and top with the pecan mixture. Add berries, fresh thyme, and a pinch of flakey sea salt, then dig in and enjoy!
    ½ cup cottage cheese, ½ cup blueberries, 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves, Pinch flakey sea salt


  • Nuts: walnuts are a great substitute. 
  • Blueberries: if using frozen, thaw in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. They will produce more juice and have a softer texture than fresh. This recipe also works with cherries.
  • Thyme: mint or fresh rosemary are good substitutes.
Calories: 361kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 334mg, Potassium: 318mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 250IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 175mg, Iron: 2mg
Did you make this recipe?Please leave a star rating and review in the form below. I appreciate your feedback, and it helps others, too!