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Ricotta Orange pancakes with Cranberry sauce

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Fantastic combination of juicy orange, creamy ricotta and tart cranberries make this pancakes a perfect festive breakfast dish.

orange ricotta cranberry pancakes recipe

Do you like that incredible delicious smell of fresh pancakes?

Holidays inspired me to add some orange zest to the ricotta cheese dough and it tasted so well and balanced together. And the smell of fresh cut oranges always reminds me of my childhood and cold winter months, when the snow is falling on the streets and its so warm and cozy home with parents.

Related: Orange ricotta tarts with chunky cranberry sauce

I added some orange zest here for a color too. My toddlers love to explore their food and cut it in little pieces before ready to put in the mouth. Oranges didn’t color whole pancakes but gave them an interesting orange tone with orange speckles. My kids loved that.

orange ricotta cranberry pancakes recipe

Cranberry sauce.  Very easy to make and great for breakfast too! When in season get a lot of fresh cranberries at your local store and freeze right in the bags( or wash and dry and then freeze). Make your own cranberry sauce all year around!

orange ricotta cranberry pancakes recipe
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4.50 from 2 votes

Ricotta orange pancakes with cranberry sauce

Fantastic combination of juicy orange, creamy ricotta and tart cranberries make this pancakes a perfect festive breakfast dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ricotta pancakes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Tatiana


Orange ricotta pancakes

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix (optional)
  • 1/2 orange zest and juice

Cranberry sauce

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Mix all the ingredients for the pancakes in the mixing bowl.
  • Spray with oil spray your pancake pan. Cook pancakes , flipping on the other side once light brown.
  • Meanwhile boil water and sugar in a small pot. Add cranberries and cook on low for about 10 minutes. Let cool
  • Stack pancakes and cover with cranberry sauce!


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating

Betty the food chick

Saturday 10th of February 2018

I made these for a large event and found they were very flat and needed some sugar. I multiplied the recipe by 5 and added 1/2 c sugar and a additional cup of flour


Sunday 19th of November 2017

I have never tried orange juice in the pancake dough.. and something tells me I am going to change that soon :-) these look delicious!

Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

That is a very inviting plate! Gorgeous pancakes filled with holiday flavors are always a favorite in our house!