BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Ricotta Pancakes with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

  • Prep Time 0:10
  • Cook Time 0:15
  • Estimated Cost $12.50

These are some serious pancakes. Calcium-rich ricotta gives them a unique texture and the low-sugar content helps you avoid that post-pancake coma, so common with traditional buttermilk pancakes. I find a little drizzle of honey to be the perfect match to creamy ricotta. Sometimes when I want to switch things up a bit (and bulk up the fiber of this dish), I replace half of the flour with buckwheat flour.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour Pantry
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder Pantry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt Pantry
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten $1.50 for 6
  • 1 cup milk $1.50 for 1 pint
  • 3/4 cup ricotta plus more for garnish $4 for 10 oz.
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • 1/8 cup pine nuts $2
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries $2
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for frying Pantry
  • honey (optional) Pantry

Recipe Serves 4


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk in milk, ricotta and egg. Fold in pine nuts and dried cranberries. The batter should be very thick.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in one or two large skillets over medium-high heat. Cook the batter in 1/8-cup increments for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the edges are dry and the tops bubble slightly. Flip and cook the other side until pancakes are golden-brown on each side.
  3. Serve with a dollop of ricotta on the top and a drizzle of honey.

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A.Marie, on Jul 5, 08:32 AM, wrote:

Hi there! I found your blog, while cruising other blogs, and I love your colors, recipes, and dollar amounts of the various ingredients! That is clever!

I have a question about the pine nuts used in this recipe; where do I get those?? I can’t say that I have really ever heard of those. Thanks for your help! :)

sjdude, on Dec 22, 08:44 PM, wrote:

@A.Marie: The best brokeass source I have found for “pignolis” (also knows as “pine nuts” and, I believe, “pinions”) is CostCo. You can sometimes find them in non-chain grocery stores (esp. the small family variety if Italian owned), but they are expen$ive there. CostCo has been my best source of these. Happy hunting!

Erwin Felling, on Apr 23, 06:35 PM, wrote:

Holy Cannoli these are some good pancakes! Read the recipe once then decided to surprise my baby with a kick-ass breakfast today. Of course, I forgot 1c of the flour, but Good Lord, they still turned out amazing! I skipped the pine nuts (mainly since I didn’t want to go buy them) and used a mixed berry blend (note to self: chop up the strawberries a little more) and the look on her face was amazing!

So thanks, BrokeAss!! I will be a dedicated member of your epicurean society!

shoukry henain, on Feb 21, 05:54 PM, wrote:

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