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A bright burst of sunshine to welcome the day.


orange ricotta pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup ricotta cheese

3/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, ricotta cheese, milk, orange peel, orange juice, butter and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, stir just until moistened.

Lightly grease a pan, heat over medium heat. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls into the pan. Cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden. Turn, cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and confectioners sugar if desired.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, December 2014