Ombre Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Best pancakesElsie has a theory that the best pancakes are made at home. It's probably no surprise to you that we love homemade. And homemade pancakes are the perfect example. You can make them exactly how you want and wear your pjs while eating them. This is one of my all time favorite pancake recipes. The addition of the ricotta makes these just the right amount of creamy.Ricotta pancakesColorful pancakesRicotta Pancakes, makes 6-8

3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup ricotta
1/2 cup milk
oil or butter for cooking

In a bowl combine all ingredients until nearly no lumps appear in the batter. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a couple tablespoons oil or butter. I usually use oil (canola or vegetable) as I prefer a slightly crispy edge to my pancake. When your pan is hot pour 1/4 cup batter in the center. Wait until the batter begins to bubble, then flip. Adjust your heat if the pancakes are cooking too fast or too slow.
Ricotta pancake recipeI divided my batter into three bowls and tinted each with varing amounts of red food coloring before cooking. This created an ombré color effect, which I thought was really cute. I was sort of bummed the morning I made these because my niece wasn't staying at my house that weekend. (She's there every now and again, and I love it!) She is a big fan of "pink" food, so I will have to make these again for her sometime. xo. Emma

  • these look awesome 🙂
    i’m going to make some pancakes next week!
    xo, cheyenne

  • Oh my god this looks delicious!


  • You should add strawberries or raspberries next time! It would work with the whole pink foods thing. Mmm. I love berries in pancakes.

  • Ooh, ricotta? Interesting! You know what would be a great topping for these (or my fave, chocolate bacon pancakes)? Mix some sour cream and cherry preserves – it tastes just like cherry cheesecake!

  • We used to do this with jam back before we knew ombre was a thing. We would do about three cakes on the griddle, add a spoon of jam to the batter bowl, make three more (slightly more colorful), add a spoon of jam to the bowl, and so on. We are not multiple bowl people. Ha!

  • Is homemade pancakes rare in usa? Is it more common to buy than make your own? Anyway your food-posts makes me die a little, fantastic. Hi from a Swedish girl in London!

  • Wow, looks amazing! I’ve never worked with food coloring, so this would be a challenge 🙂

  • Cute! I love it! Who wouldn’t love pink pancakes?!


  • What beautiful pancakes. My kids would love these.

  • I never thought of putting ricotta in pancake mix! This should be interesting. 🙂

  • Yum love this idea of ombre pancakes! I will try this with the cottage cheese pancakes I usually make 🙂

  • I love pancakes, they are so easy to make from scratch too. I always play around with different flavors – sometimes adding more vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, etc… These are cute!

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  • Those look delicious! Homemade pancakes are always the best.

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  • yummy yummy! These look DELISH!


  • This is so fun :] I’d almost feel bad eating em… until I had the first bite ;]

    – sharon

  • Love the ombre effect! Not a huge fan of ricotta, but its mostly because of the consistency. But I bet it adds such a nice element to these – might have to try 😉

    xx Ashleigh

  • Wow.. You have always great things like that. I am hunry now.

  • I loved pink food too when I was a little kid! haha

  • That looks SO delicious!! We’ve been getting a little crafty with our pancakes lately too. Living in Spain, we couldn’t find any Mapeline to make our normal homemade syrup so we heated up some jam and added a few other ingredients and turned it into raspberry syrup and it is SO delicious!! I even prefer it over traditional syrup:)
    Tessa Lynn

  • These look absolutely delicious. And you managed to nail the ombre trend AND make it Christmasy – kudos!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • These pancakes look so fluffy and fun! Oh & yes the best pancakes are made at home <3


  • Forget about the ombre, it’s the ricotta that has me swooning! I never thought to add creamy cheese to my pancakes but it sounds like heaven!

  • Looks pretty but I’m not a fan of artificially dyed foods. Maybe if I made it with beet color instead. 🙂 But yes, pancakes made from home are the best! Try Pamela’s gluten free pancake mix it’s my favorite 🙂

  • One of my favorite homemade pancake recipes is to add cottage cheese, cinnamon and shredded apple to your standard pancake mix (maybe a little less water/milk because of the apples and cheese). They’re delicious!

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