Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Grated navel orange zest and ricotta cheese make ordinary pancakes extraordinary.


  • 1 ¾ cups (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest (1 orange)

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • Confectioners' sugar or maple syrup


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, granulated sugar, eggs, and orange zest. Whisk in flour until just combined.

  2. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches (and adding more oil to skillet as needed), add batter, using a scant 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer pancakes to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Serve hot, dusted with confectioners' sugar or drizzled with maple syrup.

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