Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ricotta Pancakes

While my daughter was away last week, I took the opportunity to spend quality one on one time with my son.

When I sat down and asked my son how he would like to start his day, he asked, "Can I have breakfast in bed?"  My family always serves me breakfast in bed on Mother's Day, so I thought it would be cute to serve him instead.

My son loves pancakes!  They're his favorite breakfast food.

I intended to make sour cream pancakes, but we ran out.  To avoid making a trip to the store I substituted the sour cream for the leftover ricotta cheese we had in the fridge.  And so these delicious ricotta pancakes were born. The ricotta makes the pancakes really moist, light and fluffy. Pancakes are delicious anyway you make them, but pancakes made with ricotta cheese are even more delicious.

My son devoured them, then thanked me for making him such a nice breakfast.  And once my daughter returned  home, he rubbed it in her face that I made him breakfast in bed.

Ingredients
2 cups Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake mix
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
Butter and syrup for serving
non-stick spray for griddle


Directions
Whisk together all of the ingredients in a large bowl until combined.
Prepare the griddle with non-stick spray.
On a hot griddle, pour out 1/4 cupfuls to make pancakes.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes.  Turn and cook until the second side is golden brown, about 2 minutes.  Serve with butter and syrup.


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42 comments:

  1. You are my new pancake hero because these just look to good to be real!!

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  2. Oh my, those sound really good, very clever:)

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  3. Wish I could spend some quality time with you sweet girl so I can be treated this deliciously!! Thanks for the recipe, great for my grands, they love this and so clever too. YUMMY!!! Hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. Hi Brandi ,

    Riccotto pancakes looks delicious!!!

    Perfectly made:)

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  5. Oh my goodness these pancakes look like moist little clouds. What a treat! Lucky little guy.

    xx
    Quiet Luxury


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  6. Cookbook! Come on, Brandi. Your simple delicious recipes are the bomb.

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  7. Yummy I'm going to try this!tfs

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  8. I would have never thought to use ricotta cheese. Sounds delicious. And, too funny about the kids!

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  9. Hi Brandi, love your blog! Thank you for the sweet comment xx I am now following. Love this recipe!

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  10. How creative...never in a million years would I have thought of such but they look delish!

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  11. How sweet! I used to make my kids pancakes quite often. That was definitely their favorite breakfast food (and an occasional dinner fave too!) I love the idea that he got breakfast in bed. :)

    Have a great weekend.
    Pam

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  12. Soft And fluffy looking pancakes...

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  13. Those pancakes look so good Brandi! I love pancake...especially when someone else makes them! ;) Have a fabuluos weekend! Angie xo

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  14. Hello, Brandi!
    Thank you for stopping by and for the birthday wishes. Your pancakes look so delicious! What a beautiful smile you have!

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  15. Ricotta pancakes! I like the way you think. They are one of my fav's and yours look amazing!

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  16. Wow! These sound really nice! What a lovely idea, ricotta in pancakes. More to the point, pancakes for breakfast in bed!

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  17. They sound/look delicious! And no wonder your boy "devoured" them. You were probably photographing them for three hours!
    m.

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  18. The pancakes look amazing, I feel like making a batch right now :).
    Mrs.Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  19. Looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by, I'd love for us to follow each other! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Thanks for the visit! Yes, I am very proud! By the way I absolutely LOVE the name of your blog! That was one of my favorite songs for a good minute (I don't think "The System" ever made another hit).
    I must try those pancakes! (And by try I mean get my daughter to make them!)
    Be Blessed!

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  21. Delicious pancakes.....enjoy a lovely summer weekend...love Ria...xxx...

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  22. Brandi you make the best food! I know your son felt like a prince,having mom all to himself, breakfast in bed and devouring those yummy pancakes. I hope your daughter wasn't too jealous LOL.

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  23. Such a nice mom! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm stopping by from Tater Tots and Jello weekend wrap up party.

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  24. Piacerebbe anche a me avere la colazione a letto!! Felice fine settimana a te...ciao

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  25. Great idea to use that leftover ricotta! I'm going to try these!

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  26. Geeesss Brandi! These pankcakes are making my mouth water!

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  27. Aww, love his request, and the pancakes look great! My oldest is in daycamp next week, so I'm also looking forward to some one-on-one time with my youngest before the new baby arrives.

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  28. I'm a Big fan of ricotta! So now You've got a new fan, thank so much for the genious tip! Have a great day

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  29. With ricotta?! hummm good idea!
    I will try to do! Thanks!

    hugs

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  30. Your pancakes are absolutely magazine worthy, Brandi. They look amazing! What a sweet treat to serve him breakfast in bed! He will remember that special time for the rest of his life. Good for you!

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  31. I recently tried some muffins with ricotta and they were one of the best I have ever had! I bet it is amazing in pancakes too.

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  32. These pancakes look so melt-in-your-mouth perfect! Yummy! xo

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  33. Glad you had a nice time with your son! It is always nice to share those special moments with our little ones!

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  34. I absolutely LOVE pancakes also and these sound quite delicious! I'm going to try and pin these for later:)

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  35. Well I can just imagine how much your kids love you when you spoil them like that...YUM! :)

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  36. Hi, Brandi!!
    I always substitute with what I have, too!! These sound wonderful!!! I'm going to try them this morning..don't you love it when the substitute is better than the original version?? Serendipity!! I hope you're having a wonderful week!!
    Many Blessings to you and your family,
    ~Theresa

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  37. If there was an award for perfect-looking pancakes ... you've already won.

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  38. Brandi, I love anything with Ricotta. These sound scrumptious! My kids are home at the end of the week, I'm making these... they will give me lots of kisses for these pancakes!
    HOpe to see them at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  39. Brandi, those sound so good with the added ricotta. I will have to try them that way. Just like a sibling to try to stir up trouble.

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