Ricotta Pancakes

By Chad Carns

My quick and easy Ricotta Pancakes recipe is a great way to make pancakes gourmet! The orange zest is the secret ingredient.

I really love pancakes. My Ricotta Pancakes recipe is a great way to make pancakes gourmet! When I prepare a traditional Italian dish that includes ricotta cheese I try to reserve a small amount of cheese for pancakes the next morning. The orange zest is the secret ingredient in this dish. You will taste a hint of orange with every bite. If you can’t find a zester use a steak knife to extract the zest.


2c instant pancake mix
3/4c water
8oz ricotta cheese
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t cinnamon
1T honey
1/2t orange zest





Lightly mix together all ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto a warm, buttered cast iron skillet. Cook until golden brown on each side.

Ricotta Pancakes
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Skill Level2
Effort 2
Time 2

About The Author

Chad Carns
Founder / Food & Drink Editor

Chad Carns put his Digital Creative Director job on hold to follow his passion for food, wine and culture downtown to Greenwich Village where he wrote, designed and independently published The Gourmet Bachelor, a trendy cookbook featuring easy recipes for two. Carns studied culinary arts and wine at prestigious institutions in NYC. He is a distinguished guest judge at International Culinary Center, certified Tuscan Wine Master and Founder / Food and Drink Editor of The Gourmet Bachelor.

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