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Ricotta Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes

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These Ricotta Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes has a twist of orange flavor and are ultra fluffy! They make the best breakfast if you love pancakes!


Pancakes are a breakfast favorite of mine, because who doesn’t like a tall stack of em’?

These Ricotta Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes are fluffy and have a hint of orange in them. The ricotta adds a touch of creaminess to these! You can even freeze these in the freezer and pop them out when you want to have a delicious quick breakfast by popping them into the toaster!

These pancakes are made with 100% whole wheat flour so you can feel great about eating pancakes for breakfast! The pancakes have fresh orange juice and orange zest in the batter which gives these hotcakes a fresh and delicious flavor!

ricotta orange pancakes

I love to top my tall stack of pancakes with a pat of butter (obviously), a drizzle of maple syrup, and more fresh orange zest! These pancakes are so delicious you could even enjoy them for dessert!


Whole wheat flour
Baking soda
Baking powder
Ricotta cheese
Orange juice
Orange zest

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Ricotta Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes

These fluffy, zesty, and sweet pancakes are bursting with a delicate orange flavor and are perfect when topped with warm maple syrup and melted butter!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Maple syrup


  • In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, ricotta cheese, milk, orange juice, butter, and orange zest; set aside.
  • Make a well in center of the dry ingredients; pour in milk mixture and whisk very gently until just combined (a few lumps should remain). Do not over mix.
  • Heat a 12-inch nonstick frying pan/skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes; add 1 teaspoon oil or butter and brush on skillet evenly.
  • Pour 1/4 cup batter onto 3 spots on frying pan/skillet. Let pancakes cook until large bubbles begin to appear, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, flip pancakes and cook until golden brown on second side, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer. Serve immediately, and repeat with remaining batter. Top with more orange zest, a pat of butter, and drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!
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  1. I feel like it’s not enough dry to wet ingredients. I made these with the 1/2 c whole wheat flour and they spread more like crepes. So I added an additional 1/2 c of flour and they were a bit better but could use a bit more flour. Did you mean 1 1/2 c flour? Otherwise, these were delicious!

    1. Thank you for bringing that to my attention! Yes- I definitely meant 1 1/2 cups of flour. I am so glad you loved them..you can also use lemon zest and juice if you love lemon flavor 🙂