Easy Ricotta Protein Pancakes with Boxed Mix

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Move over traditional pancakes, Ricotta Pancakes are taking over. Adding ricotta to boxed pancake mix not only adds creaminess and flavor, but makes these high protein and healthy. Perfect for Sunday morning and school days, these packs are quick, easy and delicious. Add your favorite toppings, and prepare to be amazed.
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Stack of pancakes with syrup poured on top.

These fluffy Ricotta Pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast, especially paired with Blueberry Sausage. They give the illusion of being a time-consuming labor of love but in reality, they come from a box and take 2 seconds to whip up. The addition of fresh ricotta elevates these into healthy, protein-packed, delicious pancakes.

When it comes to breakfast, the quicker the better. Everyone wakes up hungry so I try to always have something meal prepped so we can get out the door. However, on weekends I like to slow it down and enjoy the morning. Sort of.

Looking for more easy breakfast recipes that will fool everyone into thinking you were up all night cooking? Try my Brioche French Toast Casserole, Chicken and Waffles Casserole and pancake tacos.

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Dairy and gluten-free info

To make gluten-free, use a gluten-free pancake mix.

I don’t recommend subbing out the ricotta as there isn’t a non-dairy alternative that will do the same thing.

Ingredients and Substitutions:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions for these ricotta pancakes.

Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix: use any preferred packaged pancake mix.

Low Skim Ricotta: could also use cottage cheese or sour cream.

How to make ricotta pancakes:

Step 1: mix ingredients

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Heat a non-stick skillet or electric griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking/non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2:

Using a 1/4 cup spoon 1/4 cup of pancake mix onto the hot griddle and cook until it begins to bubble and easily flips on the pan. Cook each side for approximately 3-5 minutes until done. They should be golden brown.

Pancake batter additions – add the goodies

You know I’m a huge fan of adding yummy things to already yummy things. Kick your pancake game up a notch and add your favorite mix-ins to your ricotta pancake batter. Add fresh blueberries, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, cinnamon and vanilla extract, chocolate chips, applesauce, or pumpkin pie spice.

Stack of pancakes without any toppings.

Serving and storing notes

No pancakes are complete without your favorite toppings. Add real maple syrup, blueberry syrup, butter, peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, mashed bananas, and jam or chopped nuts. For a special occasion, I add whipped cream and chocolate chips. Add a side of fresh fruit and breakfast is served.

Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. You can also freeze these and pop them in the toaster when ready to eat.

If you love this recipe be sure to check out some of these other easy breakfast recipes:

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Stack of pancakes with syrup poured on top.

Ricotta Pancakes

Danielle Lima
Move over traditional pancakes, Ricotta Pancakes are taking over. Adding ricotta to boxed pancake mix not only adds creaminess and flavor, but makes these high protein and healthy. Perfect for Sunday morning and school days, these packs are quick, easy and delicious. Add your favorite toppings, and prepare to be amazed.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 77 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Kodiak Protein-Packed Flapjack & Waffle Mix Buttermilk 145g
  • 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese 124g
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • See notes in post for flavor adds. Details for recipe base.
    Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Heat pan over medium and spray with cooking / non stick spray.
  • Using a 1/4 cup spoon 1/4 cup of pancake mix onto the hot pan and cook until it begins to bubble and easily flips on the pan. Cook each side for approximately 3-5 minutes until done. Repeat the process for all 8 pancakes.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions.
  • Add blueberries or chocolate chips.
  • Top with peanut butter drizzle. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancakeCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve always loved Kodiak cakes but wanted to add a bit more protein. So I searched for ideas and thought these sounded good. Wellll this will now be my go to pancake recipe! Super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I found some ricotta cheese in the back of my frig and so off to search for a recipe before it went bad. I have been searching your recipes first and of course found this one. I made waffles instead of pancakes and they turned out awesome!!! These will be great to add to my list of prepared breakfast foods this week along with your Cinnamon Roll French Toast!!!!

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