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Orange Ricotta Pancakes

These popular pancakes are likely to spark a craving. For a different twist, switch the citrus ingredient to lime or lemon juice.—Brehan Kohl, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup and confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, cheese, milk, orange zest, orange juice, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  • Lightly grease a griddle; heat over medium heat. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle. Cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden brown. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown. If desired, serve with syrup and confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
3 pancakes (calculated without syrup and confectioners' sugar): 449 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

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