Sunday, April 15, 2012

Take A Bite Of: Ricotta Waffles

Favorite meal of day: breakfast. I usually eat one of three meals: Cottage cheese and oatmeal, Greek yogurt and fruit, or protein shakes. But I love making fabulous breakfast meals and the request du jour was waffles. I use a fabulous recipe for Ricotta Waffles borrowed from my new friend Giada de Laurentiis (more on that story to come.) If you are looking for an easy and delicious option for you and those you love this morning, you will love this recipe. This makes about 6 large waffles. You can easily cut the recipe in half. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Ricotta Waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pancake and waffle mix (recommended: Krusteaz)
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • Melted butter

Directions

Stir 1/3 cup of water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in the honey. Set aside and keep the honey syrup warm. 

Using a rubber spatula, stir the remaining 1 2/3 cups of water and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the pancake mix and stir just until moistened but still lumpy. Stir in the ricotta into the pancake mixture, then stir gently to incorporate the ricotta but maintain a lumpy batter. Fold in the blueberries.
Heat a griddle over medium heat. Brush with the melted butter. Working in batches, spoon 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the honey syrup. (And if you have a selective 5 year old, think twice about putting the strawberries on the plate. He let me know he "does not prefer strawberries on his waffle plate." Hilarious.

You can also add a little orange or lemon zest to give it a fruity, floral taste which pairs perfectly with the honey syrup.

6 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

These sound delicious! I agree the Krusteaz are the best. Do you do Pinterest? Could I pin this?

Simone said...

Oh I could eat one of those right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

webb said...

The honey syrup sounds yummy! Mother always made brown sugar syrup for pancakes - it's difficult (brown sugar and water boiled until a bit thickened; add a bit of butter; serve). It might be a little strong for the other flavors, but perhaps worth a try.

K A B L O O E Y said...

This sounds delicious, but this time I won't try it and muck it up like I did the carrot soup.

ipenka said...

Recently a foreign friend was in town and I introduced them to an American breakfast.

"Eggo's"

This looks delicious. Now I'm ashamed...=P

The Constant Complainer said...

Dude, this looks great. It's after midnight and I'm starting to get hungry as I read this. LOL. Hope you're having a great weekend too.