Friday, August 14, 2015

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

The original recipe for these pancakes had chocolate chips in them. When I went to make these pancakes I made half with the chocolate chips and half without. I wanted to see how much of a taste difference they would have.

Of course the ones with chocolate chips were delicious, however the chocolate chips overpowered the orange flavor and I could barley taste it. The ones without chocolate chips let the wonderful orange flavor shine through. The next time I made these pancakes I did not put any chocolate chips in and just let the orange flavor shine through in all of the pancakes.

Orange Ricotta Pancakes


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup juice from orange
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and orange zest until fragrant. Add to the flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta cheese, whole egg, egg whites, orange juice, canola oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold to combine. Fold just until all the ingredients are mixed, do not over mix.
  5. Heat griddle and spray with cooking spray.
  6. Drop 1/4 cup full of batter onto the hot griddle.
  7. Cook the pancakes until the bottom starts to turn golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook on the other side for about 2 minutes or until pancakes are done.

Serves: 4
Calories: 333
Total Fat: 9.7g
   Saturated: 3.7g
   Polyunsaturated: 1.4g
   Monounsaturated: 4g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 71.9mg
Sodium: 659.5mg
Potassium: 234.1mg
Total Carbs: 43.6g
   Dietary Fiber: 0.2g
   Sugars: 12.1g
Protein: 14.3g
Vitamin A: 7.4%
Vitamin C: 29.3%
Calcium: 18.1%
Iron: 10.7%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod.
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