Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange and dotted with chocolate chips! 

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Light, fluffy, and decadent pancakes!

Tuesday was National Pancake Day, but I didn’t realize it until after we had eaten breakfast. I didn’t have any ideas for dinner so pancakes came to my rescue! We didn’t miss out on the special day because we made pancakes for dinner. Pancakes are good any time of the day!

We didn’t celebrate with any old pancakes, we went all out. We made Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They were a real treat!

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com You will want a big stack!

Our Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are one of my favorites. I decided to mix things up by creating an orange version, but I didn’t stop there. I added mini chocolate chips to the pancakes batter. Orange and chocolate is always a winning combo!

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

The pancakes are light and fluffy thanks to the ricotta cheese. The ricotta creates a perfect pancake that melts in your mouth!

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A family favorite!

The pancakes have fresh orange juice and orange zest in the batter so they are bursting with orange flavor. The mini chocolate chips are a sweet surprise that make the pancakes extra special.

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The perfect pancakes!

I topped my stack of pancakes with a little butter and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. I wasn’t sure if I was eating dinner or dessert! The pancakes were such a treat and my boys loved them too! They were a hit all around!

If you missed out on National Pancake Day, don’t worry, you can still make our Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They are good any and every day of the year! Spoil yourself this weekend and enjoy a special breakfast…or dinner treat!

And if you like our Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes, you should try our Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Muffins too!

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The BEST pancakes!

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Orange ricotta pancakes dotted with mini chocolate chips! You are in for a real treat!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Butter and maple syrup for serving, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and orange zest. Rub together your fingers until fragrant. Add the mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, egg, egg whites, orange juice, canola oil and vanilla extract. Gently fold this mixture into the dry ingredients until flour disappears. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Don't over mix. The batter will be thick.
  4. Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Drop about 1/3 cup of batter onto the hot griddle or skillet. Cook the pancakes until browned on the underside and beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the pancakes on the other side, about two minutes longer. Continue making pancakes until batter is gone. Serve with butter and maple syrup, if desired.

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I didnt realize til after the fact either that it was Natl Pancake Day on Tues. I randomly had posted French toast, so that counts, right 🙂

    Your pancakes look great. I love the mini choc chips 🙂 pinned

  2. Breakfast for dinner can be a lifesaver. We always have eggs and flour available so pancakes, especially overflowing with chocolate and orange, are an excellent choice.

  3. This is why I should not read this blog at work…I have no kitchen privileges here and these look divine!!!!! I added ricotta cheese to my grocery list and can’t wait to try them out this weekend!

  4. Oh my gosh! These look awesome — orange and chocolate is a lovely combination, and the mini chips are adorable! I can’t wait to make these this weekend!

  5. I just made lemon ricotta pancakes and fell in love with the citrus and ricotta combo. These looks to die for and I especially love the chocolate chips!

  6. These look so good and such a brilliant idea! Orange, chocolate and pancakes – well hello there. Ricotta pancakes are brilliant too – I tend to make them with oats and eggs, but very keen to test the above recipe out.
    Thank you for sharing such a cool idea.

    Laura x
    vintagecookbooksandstories.blogspot.com

  7. Last night I made your recipe for Orange Ricotta Pancakes. They were absolutely delicious. Thank you for this – I will definitely add it to my list of favourites.

  8. My husband made these this morning and they were sooooooooo good! They are our new favorite. He made a few subs, spelt flour, coconut sugar and olive oil. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. OMG! This is ssssooooo good! I didn’t have ricotta so I used plain yogourt and these pancakes were a hit for father’s day!

  10. made these for dinner tonight…absolutely delicious! Everyone loved them! This recipe only makes 8 pancakes if you use a 1/3 cup scoop. I had to ration them out to feed 4 people and make sure everyone got 2. So, if you are feeding more than 4 people, or want more than 2 pancakes each, you should probably double the recipe. Also, I followed the recipe exactly except I used plain tropicana orange juice instead of fresh and it was just fine. I sliced the orange that I used for zest and served it on the side…perfect compliment to the pancakes. Thanks for the recipe! It will be a staple in my home from here on out!

  11. These were really good. Great way to use up leftover ricotta. I loved the combination of orange and chocolate. I left out the orange zest because I thought it would be too much for my picky husband and thought it had just the right amount of orange flavor. I made a double batch – one with chocolate chips and one without. My whole family loved them! Thank you!!

  12. Made these pancakes with only one change..semi sweet regular sizes chocolatechips…as this is what I had on hand. One word review…DELISH! One question..what is considered a serving?

  13. I pinned these when you first posted them, just made them for the first time this morning. If I were to open a B&B these would definitely be on the breakfast line up! I look forward to sharing with family and friends! Thank you!


  14. Delicious pancakes! The pancakes can stand alone without the chocolate chips, but the flavor combo is lovely. Thanks for another delicious recipe!


  15. Super yummy! Fluffy and lots of orange flavor! Had a hard time stopping eating them even after I was full! Kids and husband loved them too!


  16. I made these last night and they were fabulous! Great recipe and thanks!

    I modified by using Bisquick-1 and 1/4c (combines top 4 ingredients). I did not have quite enough ricotta so I filled out the rest with plain yogurt. The one orange I had to zest only gave me half a cup of fresh OJ so I used Tropicana for the rest.

    Also, I used 1 tbs melted butter instead of Canola. (I like the taste of butter better. 🙂 )

    And, my housemate doesn’t care for chocolate chippers, so I made the first half of the batter without them and added the chips at the end for the last few pancakes.

    VERY VERY TASTY!

    (And sorry for the mods-I know it changes your recipe a bit but that was what I had to work with and I still get to commend you on a great recipe!)

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