Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes

Because I have been making so much custard based ice cream lately, I have been saving all my egg whites. I found a great way to use them in making pumpkin pancakes. The addition of pureed pumpkin can tend to add heaviness to the batter, so adding the egg whites lightens up the batter, and makes them just like fluffy little cakes.

Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes


  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • Whites of 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, cooled slightly
  • ¼ cup Ricotta

You can play with the consistency a little, and always add more milk if needed.

Melt your butter and set aside to cool. Add your dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well. In another bowl, mix eggs, butter, buttermilk, pumpkin and ricotta. Mix well, and then fold in beaten egg whites. Mix wet and dry ingredients together, and cook on a buttered griddle or pan.


  1. What a fantastic way to use your egg whites! These look wonderfully fluffy!

  2. Yum! I feel like I have been looking at pumpkin recipes all day, and now I really want some! Great idea and recipe!

  3. I stocked up on pumpkin, I'm so afraid of the stores running out. But now I'm looking for stuff to do with it.... this is going to happen :)

  4. @Michelle, I was hearing the same thing, so I stocked up this past weekend. Now I'm inspired to make as many pumpkin filled treats as possible.

  5. @Ravienomnoms (Love that name every time I read it)! Yes, a great way to use the egg whites up-waste not-want not!

  6. @Joshua-Glad I could help inspire you.

  7. Love everything in your recipe. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  8. These look fantastic! What a great idea. Love the ricotta

  9. @Ana & Michelle-Thanks, and I hope you try them.

  10. Wonderful that you used up your egg whites here :)