Things I have been cooking lately #168: Ricotta pancakes

What’s the smartest way to use up leftover ricotta cheese, you ask? I decided it was by making pancakes. Usually in this house we make more crepe style pancakes because Mr O isn’t really a fan of the American ones… and I have managed to cock them up royally each time I have tried to make them. These however were very easy and very delicious and definitely a good use of leftover ricotta. Plus if no one else will eat them and you can manage your greed, the batter keeps well.



Ricotta panckes

Adapted from So Sweet Like Sarah

120g ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, separated
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt

Mix together the ricotta cheese, milk, vanilla and egg yolk until well combined.

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the ricotta mixture a little at a time until smooth.

Whisk the egg white until frothy and then add to the ricotta mixture and stir until smooth.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat with a tablespoon of butter. Drop two large spoonfuls into the preheated pan for each pancake (maybe yours will be round, mine were not but it had no impact on the flavour). Cook for 2 -3 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface, flip and then cook for a further 2 – 3 minutes. Keep going until your batter is done.

Serve with your favourite toppings. I just put honey on mine.

Makes about 6 small pancakes


  1. I love pancakes and honey. And I like ricotta too. Job done!
    Thanks, Abbi.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Breakfast this weekend?

  2. Delish. My man, Jim, served me up a weird version of the pancake. A banana and an egg. That’s it. Whip them up together and cook like a pancake. It functions like a crepe. I’ve never made a ricotta pancake before. Thanks for the suggestion.

    1. Did it taste nice? How ripe dies the banana have to be?

      1. pretty ripe. We rolled strawberries and blueberries in them and drizzled a little honey over it. Very sweet snack or breakfast side dish. πŸ™‚

        1. I might very well try that!

  3. This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’d love to try it out πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve made it quite a few times since. It’s really quick for a tasty breakfast.

  4. Pancakes are perfect for this time of year.

    1. I’ve even been offering them to Little O for his breakfast. He doesn’t eat much but he certainly enjoys mushing them up πŸ˜‚

      1. Gotta love pancakes. Happy New Year Abbi.

  5. Jessica

    that looks so delicous!!! haha i think that I spelled that incorrectly… oh well xxx

    1. They were lovely. I’ve made them several times since.

      1. Jessica

        lol you must really love them. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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