Peaches + Ricotta Pancakes

Peaches + Ricotta Pancakes (via abeautifulmess.com) Did you know that pancakes was one of the very first things I learned to cook? It’s true. Elsie and I both decided one day (I think in early high school or maybe even middle school for me) that we were going to make pancakes. We were TERRIBLE at flipping them at first, of course. Pancakes are harder than you might think. 

I remember after we had made a big plate of them we had our mom take a photo of us with our pancakes. They were SO ugly! I wish I still had that photo so I could show you. They sort of looked like ground beef in a way because they were pretty disfigured and sort of burnt.

Peaches + Ricotta Pancakes (via abeautifulmess.com) Luckily my love of pancakes forced me to grow in my flipping skills, so I’m a little better today. 🙂 

These particular pancakes have a creamy texture due to the addition of ricotta cheese. If you’ve never had ricotta pancakes before, you must give them a try as they’re quite different from other pancakes and quite good. You’ll see we’re also adding peaches, cinnamon, and little bourbon to these as well. I mean, why not? 

Easy ricotta pancake recipePeaches + Ricotta Pancakes, makes 12-15 medium/large pancakes.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
8 oz. ricotta cheese
2 eggs (yolks and whites separated)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon bourbon (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
2 cups whole milk
small can or jar of sliced peaches (or one fresh peach, skin removed and sliced thin)

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a smaller bowl stir together the ricotta cheese, egg yolks, brown sugar, and bourbon (or vanilla extract) until just combined. Now combine the ricotta mixture with the dry ingredients and milk. Stir until just combined. With an electric mixer beat the eggs whites until very frothy and peaks just begin to form. Gently fold the egg whites in with the rest of the mixture.

Easy ricotta pancakesNow heat a saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Melt a little butter, oil or nonstick cooking spray in the pan. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter into the heated pan and top with a few sliced peaches. Wait until you see bubbles beginning to form in the batter and you can easily pull up the edges with a spatula. Then, gently work your spatula under the pancake and give it a quick flip over to the other side. Cook until the pancake is cooked through. I usually consider my first pancake a test pancake so I can figure out how many minutes to cook each side so it gets done all the way. Once you get the timing down, cook away until you’re out of batter! Remember to add more butter or oil to the pan if you notice the pancakes beginning to stick.

Peaches + Ricotta Pancakes (via abeautifulmess.com)Serve warm with butter and maple syrup (and maybe our air fried breakfast potatoes). Happy breakfasting! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

Peaches + Ricotta Pancakes

Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs yolks and whites separated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • small can or jar of sliced peaches or one fresh peach, skin removed and sliced thin

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a smaller bowl stir together the ricotta cheese, egg yolks, brown sugar, and bourbon (or vanilla extract) until just combined. Now combine the ricotta mixture with the dry ingredients and milk. Stir until just combined. With an electric mixer beat the eggs whites until very frothy and peaks just begin to form. Gently fold the egg whites in with the rest of the mixture.
  2. Now heat a saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Melt a little butter, oil or nonstick cooking spray in the pan. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter into the heated pan and top with a few sliced peaches. Wait until you see bubbles beginning to form in the batter and you can easily pull up the edges with a spatula. Then, gently work your spatula under the pancake and give it a quick flip over to the other side. Cook until the pancake is cooked through. I usually consider my first pancake a test pancake so I can figure out how many minutes to cook each side so it gets done all the way. Once you get the timing down, cook away until you're out of batter! Remember to add more butter or oil to the pan if you notice the pancakes beginning to stick.
  • i thought you had me with peaches and ricotta…but then i read the recipe and see the bourbon! YUMMM!! thanks for sharing!

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  • I WILL be trying these! They look soooo good!
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  • This looks amazing! I’m headed to the store to get the ingredients so we can try it this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    Annie
    The MAMA Gazette

  • These look amazing! Definitely going on the menu for Saturday morning breakfast tomorrow!

    Paige
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  • The peach and ricotta combination sounds lovely! It’s taken me a long time to master my pancake flipping skills – it’s all about knowing when the pancake is ready and seeing those bubbles.

    M.

  • These look so delicious! Strawberries and bananas on top would be heavenly.

  • Ooooooh yummy! Peaches are my favourite fruit! I can’t wait for them to be in season here in Europe soon!

    Lauren

  • Those look so good! I’d even forgive the use of cheese with sweet, but only because it’s with peaches and cottage cheese and canned peaches is a secret pleasure of mine.

  • These look incredible. Ricotta in everything! And, add bourbon and peaches? Yes, please.

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  • those look delicious! I think I will have to try those this weekend!

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  • Have to save this recipe for the peach season! I never thought of using peaches instead of strawberries. Can’t wait to try this.

    Juju Sprinkles
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  • Ladies! These look amazing. Such a great spring recipe!

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  • Just printed out the recipe…they sound so yummy…ricotta cheese and peaches…a perfect combination…Oh, and the photo’s are so lovely…thanks so much.

  • ME OH MY!!! burbon and pancakes are two of my favorite things…the peaches are just the cherry on top!! such a lovely idea for a Sunday breakfast. pair it with a blueberry coffee and you’re good to go <33

    xoxox, Naomi http://bunnyandfawn.blogspot.com/

  • These look absolutely amazing! I’m definitely going to try them for Sunday Brunch one of these weeks!

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  • I can’t wait to try this recipe for brunch after church on Sunday!

    Happy Thursday 🙂
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  • These look SO yummy… I’d never thought to put peach on pancakes, but now I must give it a try.

  • Sounds yummy, I like to make pancakes for my son once a week, I should try this recipe sometime 😉

    Saludos,
    Clau!
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  • And by the way… you should do a home cooking e-course! Wouldn’t that be sweet (or savory… he he)?

  • Hi Emma! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Quick pancake question… Do you have a trick to keep the butter from browning & darkening the edges of the pancakes as the pan heats up? Do you wipe the pan between pancakes, or turn the heat down as time passes? Something else?

  • Pancakes are one of my favorites! Will have to give this idea a go sometime for definite!

  • These look so yummy! I love peaches and can’t wait to try them 🙂

    Sarah | http://sarahanne14.blogspot.com/

  • Yesss. Can’t wait to make these! I love ricotta in anything. Here’s my favorite recipe for a ricotta olive oil cake. http://districtandmore.com/2014/06/12/ricotta-and-olive-oil-cake/

  • Oh my goodness, I haven’t had pancakes in a looong time! These look so delicious!

    Circus & Bloom
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  • Oh my goodness, I haven’t had pancakes in a looong time! These look so delicious!

    Circus & Bloom
    ♥♥♥

  • I’ve always been interested in trying ricotta pancakes. This might be a sign – I need to try them ASAP!

    Emily

  • YUM. Ricotta. Love. Pancakes. Love. Peaches. AHHH? Love. This is so amazing and I must make this. Seems like such a southern thing!

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com / creative + lifestyle blog

  • Adding ricotta to pancakes is the most genius idea ever. We did a lemon blueberry ricotta pancake recipe for the cafeteria of the hospital I work in for National Nutrition Month “dietitian approved” breakfast. They are so healthy and filling, not like your typical, light pancakes that leave you wanting more.
    Love your recipe!

  • These look soooo yummy! My favourite pancakes are one with an English breakfast cooked inside them. You can get them from a restaurant called The Pancake House and the egg, sausage and bacon are all cooked inside the pancake!

  • Peach on a pancake sounds amazing to me!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

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