June 26, 2016

Easiest Ever Ricotta Pancakes

I don’t usually post recipes but when I whip something up in the kitchen that’s this easy and healthy, with a whopping serving of protein hidden in it, I just have to share! I had some ricotta cheese left over from last week’s lasagne, so I decided to look for a recipe in which to use it. I had heard of lemon ricotta pancakes before, but since my kids are very picky I decided to leave the lemon out.  I don’t think the fat level of the cheese and milk really matters so use what’s on hand, but I like to use whole fats with my young picky eaters!

You’ll need:

-2 2/3 cups of Pancake Mix

-2 2/3 cup whole Milk (you can add a little more or less depending on how thick you like your pancakes)

-2 cups whole Ricotta Cheese

-Vanilla

-Cinnamon Sugar

I cannot believe how quickly my 3 kids gobbled up these super nutritious, protein packed pancakes! They had NO idea what secret ingredient I used...

  1. Mix pancake mix, milk, and ricotta cheese together until a thick batter forms.
  2. Add a splash of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
  3. Cook on a flat grill with butter and serve with warmed maple syrup! I left mine a little longer on the first side to make sure they were cooked all the way through.
  4. Do not tell children that they are made with ricotta cheese!

What a great way to increase the nutrition of regular pancakes! All 3 of my kids (ages 5, 2, and 9 months) gobbled them up. They are denser than regular pancakes but don’t taste much different. Enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. These sound very interesting and I will give it a try because I think I will like them even if my kids don’t. I’ll have to make up a new name for what type of pancakes they are because my kids will know something is different! I like that you add some cinnamon, good idea. Thanks!

  2. Love this! Breakfast food is my favorite!

  3. I’ve made some that use ricotta and oatmeal before. Different flavor but still good for ‘diet’ food. This looks great too!

  4. Love this! I’m going to try make them this weekend. Breakfast is my favorite time.

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