Almond Ricotta Pancakes

These almond ricotta pancakes are filled with flavor and topped with fresh chopped figs!

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I’m really weird when it comes to breakfast. I will almost always choose to eat breakfast food at dinner and dinner foods at breakfast. What can I say, I live on the edge. My favorite breakfast dish is leftover spaghetti with meat sauce and my favorite dinner is a full breakfast spread.

Whether or not I make pancakes or French toast has always been a bit of a challenge for me. I love the sweetness and the cinnamon that French toast brings but the fluffiness of a good pancake cannot be beat. In the past I have played around with a few different types of pancakes on the blog. I did a lemon ricotta pancake with blueberry sauce that was perfect for summer and I just made a bacon apple pancake that is perfect for fall. Both are totally different but delicious in their own way.

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These pancakes are a simple batter made with ricotta and flavored with a little almond extract and toasted sliced almonds. I then topped them with lots and lots of fresh sliced figs. Fresh figs are in season from late summer through fall and should be eaten in mass amount until you can no longer find them in the stores. I’m telling you, if you have never had a fresh fig (or think that they only come in Newton cookie form) it would be in your best interest to try one soon. They will rock your socks off. Trust me!

I also drizzled these pancake with a bit of maple syrup. Honestly, why wouldn’t I? Eating pancakes without syrup is insane. I’m sorry. We cannot be friends if you do not like syrup on your pancakes. The only way I would approve of these non-maple syrup shenanigans is if you are replacing it with something of equal sugar value.

All possible approved toppings: chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and ice cream.

Do we all agree?

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Almond Ricotta Pancakes

Yield: 20 pancakes

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 20

Total Time: 40


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sliced fresh figs
  • Maple syrup


Preheat griddle to medium heat.

Separate egg yolks and whites. Add whites to small bowl. Set aside until needed.

Whisk yolks, ricotta, yogurt and almond extract in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture to yolk mixture and stir until combined. Stir in milk. Using an electric mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter.

Spray griddle with non-stick spray or use a half tablespoon of butter to help the pancakes from sticking to the griddle.

Drop onto preheated griddle and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Flip when small bubbles appear on the top of the pancake. Cook until golden in color and no longer raw in the middle. Continue until all pancakes have ben made.

Top with sliced fresh figs and maple syrup.

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37 Responses to “Almond Ricotta Pancakes”

  1. #
    Deborah — October 9, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I am seriously drooling over these photos – and these pancakes!!

  2. #
    Joanne — October 9, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I am the same way about breakfast-for-dinner…I like it so much more than breakfast-for-breakfast!! Though, to be fair, I would happily eat these pancakes at any time of the day.

  3. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — October 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I am in love with these pancakes!

  4. #
    Jennifer | Bake or Break — October 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Love these! I rarely make a big breakfast. I’m so not a morning person. But, maybe I should just make these for dinner!

  5. #
    Katrina @ WVS — October 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

    The almonds on top makes these soooo gorgeous! Lovely recipe!

  6. #
    6 — October 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Wow, these sound great! I love waffles with a little almond extract, and these sound very similar. Yum!

  7. #
    Diane {Created by Diane} — October 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Oh my these look fantastic, did I mention I haven’t had breakfast yet…do you deliver? 🙂

  8. #
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — October 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Oh my, these look so good! And your photos are beautiful!

  9. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — October 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Holy cow those look awesome!!! We like to eat breakfast for dinner too!!!

  10. #
    Denise — October 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    OMG – those are pancakes after my own heart. Ricotta makes them even more delicious!!

  11. #
    Tracey — October 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    These sound so amazing – I am obsessed with almond extract! Oh, and those figs are beyond gorgeous. I couldn’t find any this year so I’m living vicariously through you 🙂

  12. #
    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — October 10, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Oh my — these pancakes look like the perfect breakfast treat (or dinner treat — I’ll take them either way!). And I completely agree that fresh figs should be enjoyed whenever possible. Until recently, I had never had a fresh fig. They sort of changed my world : )

  13. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — October 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I am not a good pancake maker, but I’d certainly welcome the opportunity to keep trying. These look amazing!!

  14. #
    Reeni — October 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Fresh figs are heaven sent! So are these pancakes! I could and would eat them for any and all meals.

  15. #
    rebecca — October 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    wow these look divine

  16. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Brandy your photography is mindblowing! the lighting, mood, pour shots, NOT EASY. I have been there with pancakes and once you start pouring syrup you have ONE CHANCE and you nailed these. Pinned. And I’d love to try one. Love figs!

  17. #
    Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — October 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Shut the front door. Almonds, ricotta, figs, maple syrup…….it does not get better than that. Any time of day, give me alllll the pancakes!

  18. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — October 11, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I’m all for breakfast for dinner and yes to figs and maple syrup on pancakes!

  19. #
    Travis S. Taylor — October 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I L-O-V-E, LOVE pancakes…! I’ll often drop a few walnuts in my pancake batter–for a little protein and to expand the texture profile–but this is far more decadent! Can hardly wait to try them. Thank you, Nutmeg Nanny!

  20. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

    These look so good – I love that you used ricotta in the pancakes!

  21. #
    Feast on the Cheap — October 11, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I have no words. These look insanely good. I CANNOT wait to make them. And gorgeous photo…

  22. #
    grace — October 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

    fresh figs! great touch. these are super fluffy and look fantastic.

  23. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — October 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Oh my goodness, woman! These pancakes are to die for!! These are for sure on my must-make list. Wow!

  24. #
    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — October 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I totally eat breakfast at dinnertime way more than I eat it at breakfast time. No wonder I like you. I LOVE fluffy ricotta pancakes and these are totally going on my list to make. I am a huge fan of figs – and that last pouring syrup shot is perfection!!

  25. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — October 13, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Woah Brandy- these may be the best photos I’ve ever seen on Nutmeg Nanny! They are seriously so perfect. Can you teach me everything you know??

    Also- these sound amazing- I’ll eat pancakes any time of day!

  26. #
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — October 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    These pancakes look so moist and fluffy, I would swoon if I saw them at the breakfast table! I gotta make this happen!

  27. #
    Aggie — October 22, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I am loving the almond and ricotta in these!!! Sounds amazing.

  28. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — October 27, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Gorgeous! Pancakes never looked better. Love the flavor combination too.

  29. #
    cayla — January 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    These are tastey, but took forever to cook. The centers were staying gooey. If I ttried turning the heat up the outer portion was burning. Probably won’t make these again just because they took so long.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 4th, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

      I’m sorry they took so long to cook. I suggest adding a bit more liquid if the pancakes are too thick and take a long time to cook.


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