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Blood Orange Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes

Perfect for hibernating on a cold winter Sunday morning, these Blood Orange Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes are deliciously fluffy and rich and indulgent tasting. Perfect for hibernating on a cold winter Sunday morning, these Blood Orange Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes are deliciously fluffy and rich and indulgent tasting. I grew up on pancake mix. And I must tell you my grandmother made some pretty darn delicious pancakes out of that mix. They were always fluffy but brown and crispy on the edges. I never felt slighted in any way that we didn’t make homemade pancakes growing up, because … well, that was all I knew. But once I started making pancakes from scratch, I quickly learned it was well worth the extra effort.Blood Orange Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes Like this recipe for Blood Orange Whole-Wheat Ricotta Pancakes. It’s perfect for the winter months when citrus is in season. The blood orange adds a hint of refreshing, sweet and tart citrus, and of course a beautiful, bold color.
Blood Orange Ricotta PancakesPlus, the ricotta not only adds an extra protein punch, but lends a fluffy, rich and indulgent consistency. Blood Orange Whole Wheat Ricotta PancakesFor my full recipe, head on over to Food Network’s Healthy Eats Blog.Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes

Love pancakes? Want more? Check out these recipes below for more ideas:

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

Peanut Butter Banana Kefir Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

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  1. The ricotta and orange combo sounds amazing. What a great flavor duo. Would love to have you join our meatless Monday linkup today

  2. Oooo! Two of my favorite foods- ricotta and blood orange- in one healthy breakfast? I love it! I’d eat that whole stack…

  3. i loveeee adding ricotta cheese to pancakes. They make them so moist and fluffy. Beautiful photos. The blood orange really add a pop of color and freshness.

  4. Seriously gorgeous. Love the addition of orange zest and juice. I’ve never made ricotta pancakes, so need to try this for sure. Pinning now 🙂

  5. I love all things blood orange. These look and sound fantastic!

  6. That’s quite a stack! I’m crazy about ricotta pancakes and love how you’ve mixed it up by using blood orange. Beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous recipe! I love incorporating ricotta in breakfast dishes 🙂

  8. I am currently obsessed with ricotta pancakes, definitely going to try these this weekend!

  9. Oh how I want to bite into a stack of these pancakes! I LOVE ricotta pancakes and the addition of the blood orange is quite the added bonus. Gorgeous pics too!

  10. I think blood oranges win the prize for prettiest citrus. Looking forward to checking out this recipe!

  11. Oh my gosh – you got that perfect brown edge around these! Wow! And they are so delightfully healthy – love the addition of ricotta and the pairing with blood orange – this stack makes me long for summer!

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