Nutty Pancakes


The pecans add texture, and the dates add nuggets of sweetness for a delicious fall breakfast dish. Warmed maple syrup is your best garnishing bet. Accompany these with sliced fresh pears or apples, and herbal tea.  

  • 4Servings


  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 cup toasted, crushed pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates


Stir together eggs and ricotta in large mixing bowl, and stir in flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Fold in pecans and dates.

Heat large nonstick skillet or griddle, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto hot surface, pressing lightly with spatula to flatten slightly. Cook 3 to 5 minutes on one side. Turn, and cook on second side until golden brown. Repeat, spraying pan as needed, until batter is used up.

Remove from heat, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 470
  • Carbohydrate Content: 41 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 130 mg
  • Fat Content: 28 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 650 mg
  • Sugar Content: 23 g