Orange Ricotta Pancakes Recipe
Orange Ricotta Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Orange Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Read Reviews
5 27 27
Publisher Photo
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
Featured In: 12 Days of Pancakes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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 peel
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup and confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional 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.


  1. In a bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, cheese, milk, orange peel, orange juice, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  2. 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. Serve with syrup and confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 pancakes.
Originally published as Orange Ricotta Pancakes in Country Woman April/May 2012

Reviews for Orange Ricotta Pancakes

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 261391
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"A unique spin on breakfast! (Good vegetarian option, too.) My boyfriend made this recipe for my birthday and it was perfect."

dflack628 User ID: 6932371 248476
Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"These were delicious! I made them with one tiny change; I used skim milk because that's what I always buy. They still turned out rich and tasty."

yadkins User ID: 8552615 247320
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"these were nice, next time i am cutting back on the butter..i found them a bit too greasy"

gussymo User ID: 2019388 245883
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Sooo moist and good!"

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 240830
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"These were delicious and the whole family loved them. The ricotta adds a great texture."

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 235724
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"These were wonderful, especially since they could be eaten without syrup which i do not eat. good with carmelized ham or bacon. Worth a second try."

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 224062
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"Delicious and light. I used lemon peel and juice, and used a third whole wheat flour. Perfect for a special occasion."

dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 184081
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"i loved these pancakes, when I make them again, I will use more orange zest and more orange juices , instead of the milk, but they are wonderful heated up in the toaster oven or toaster. These are not light pancakes, they are moist and a more solid pancakes, but they are great."

kayjayc User ID: 4277199 194237
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"This recipe makes the best pancakes ever! They are soooo moist and the ricotta gives them such a smooth texture. I make extra and pop them in the toaster oven for a quick breakfast on a weekday morning. They reheat wonderfully. For a variation, I have used lemon (juice and peel) and added blueberries at my husband's request. Yummy! My mouth is watering as I write."

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 138781
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"What a wonderful breakfast treat. Loved them so much that 2 of us ate the entire batch! I used the zest of the entire orange for more flavor. Also can substitute orange juice for the milk and they are even tastier. Can't wait to make again!"

Loading Image