Olive Oil-Cranberry Pancakes with Ricotta

Posted by Olivia on Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Olive Oil-Cranberry Pancakes with Ricotta

Here's a delicious, unique and healthy pancake recipe that will surely knock your socks off!  Whip these up and serve with mimosas for the ultimate brunch.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour  
  • 2 tbsps sugar  
  • 2 tbsps baking powder  
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda  
  • 1/4 tsp salt  
  • 3/4 cup ricotta plus more for garnish  
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon  
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts   
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries  
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten  
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk  
  • 4 tbsps Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, such as Ascolano, plus more for frying  

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk in the egg, buttermilk and 2 thsps olive oil until the batter is smooth, then stir in the ricotta, pine nuts, cranberries and cinnamon.
  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-low heat. Ladle one-fourth cup of the pancake batter into the pan and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancake with a spatula and cook until golden brown on the second side, 1 to 2 more minutes. Place the pancakes in a warm oven until all are cooked and ready to serve. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more olive oil to the pan as needed.
  3. Garnish with more ricotta and honey or syrup, if desired.

Serves: 4
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