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These sourdough ricotta pancakes are a great way to use up the sourdough starter that you need to discard.  They have a rich, creamy, cheesecake-like texture from the ricotta cheese and an extra special flavor from the sourdough starter.  These pancakes are a must for your next Sunday brunch.

sourdough ricotta pancakes

Sourdough Ricotta Pancakes

Luxurious Sourdough Ricotta Pancakes

Not only is this a great way to use up your sourdough starter but it is the perfect excuse to make a luxurious breakfast. These sourdough ricotta pancakes are not like your average pancake. They are super moist inside and have a creamy richness in every bite.

I feel like I am eating at a fancy bed and breakfast or swanky restaurant when I make these pancakes.  Actually, these are better than any of the ricotta pancakes I have had in those high-end spots.  These pancakes will make breakfast your favorite meal.

sourdough ricotta pancakes

Sourdough Ricotta Pancakes

Discarding your Sourdough Starter

If you have a sourdough starter, you know you need to maintain it to keep it alive.  When it is time to feed the starter, you will either need to use a portion of the starter or just throw it into the compost pile.

Sometimes it can be difficult to throw out your sourdough starter so it helps to have some recipes on hand that can make good use of the discarded portion. Recipes like this will get you excited about discarding some of your sourdough starter.  It might even have you building up some excess so you can make a double batch. If you don’t have a sourdough starter then check out this post to make your own.

The sourdough starter gives an extra depth of flavor to these pancakes, and the ricotta makes them creamy, moist, and luxurious.  If you want your sourdough to have more of a tangy flavor then just let the discard sit for 12 to 24 hours before using it in the recipe.  However, if you prefer a more mild flavor, then use the discard right away. The longer the sourdough starter sits, the stronger it will get with its fermented flavor.

 

sourdough ricotta pancakes

Sourdough Ricotta Pancakes

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sourdough ricotta pancakes

Sourdough Ricotta Pancakes

Yield: 10 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These sourdough ricotta pancakes are a great way to use up the sourdough starter that you need to discard.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour (60 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese (186 grams)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sourdough starter (180 grams)
  • 1/2 cup milk (112 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (63 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat or heat an electric griddle to 375° and lightly oil it.
  2. In a small bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, eggs, sourdough starter, milk, honey, and vanilla until well combined and smooth.
  4. Fold the flour mixture into the ricotta mixture until just combined.
  5. When the griddle is hot, spread ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake then flip and cook the other side until brown.

Notes

Different brands of ricotta cheese will vary in texture and liquid. You may want to adjust the amount of milk or flour by a couple of tablespoons if your batter doesn't have the perfect consistency. 


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Greg

Friday 24th of July 2020

Can i use buttermilk instead of ricotta

Dahn Boquist

Friday 24th of July 2020

Buttermilk is much thinner than ricotta but cottage cheese would be a good substitute for the ricotta

Susan Brous

Sunday 24th of May 2020

Ive made these twice to rave reviews. Love the texture and taste. Used 2 Tbs brown sugar because I was out of honey. 2nd time I used honey (2 Tbs) - Tasted sweeter - both yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Pat Nyswonger

Sunday 24th of May 2020

I'm so glad you liked them. They are always a hit in our home too.

Julia

Sunday 8th of July 2018

I just made these on a whim this morning and they we're delicious! My batter was quite thin so I almost doubled the flour. Also added baking soda and blueberries. Next time I think I'll add a little lemon zest as they were very rich. I loved the texture, though.

Dahn

Sunday 8th of July 2018

Julia, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you liked them, the blueberries sound delicious

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Love pancakes! And these look exceptional -- SO tasty. Great job with the photos, too -- you get an A+ on your syrup.

Dahn

Thursday 8th of March 2018

thanks, John, these were really good and we had fun with the pictures too.

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