Dulce de Leche Ricotta Pancakes

Dulce de Leche Ricotta Pancakes

Pancakes de Ricotta con Dulce de Leche
10 to 12 small pancakes
Pati Jinich
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Cajeta, Caramel, Dulce de Leche, pancakes, pati's mexican table, ricotta
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Dulce de Leche Ricotta Pancakes from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 4 "Baja Breakfast"


  • 1 cup ricotta or requesón cheese,
  • 1 cup Dulce de Leche or Cajeta
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Butter or vegetable oil to cook pancakes,
  • confectioners' sugar
  • Fruit of your choice, such as berries, mango or bananas

To Prepare

  • In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, Dulce de Leche and eggs until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well until completely incorporated. Lastly, add the lime juice and zest, mix again.
  • Preheat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat for at least 5 minutes. Once hot, add enough butter or oil to cover surface. Ladle ¼ cup pancake batter per pancake, cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the second side. Serve sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar and fruit of your choice.

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  1. Amazing Pati! I want to be Mexican because of you. I will make these pancakes tomorrow morning for my roommates. Can you use Nutella instead of Dulce the Leche!

  2. I made these today and they were fantastic and no syrup needed. I had Granny Smith apples so I cooked them down, made a crumble and that’s what we had on top. I think next time I’ll separate the eggs and whip up the whites and fold them in as I found this to be a dense, albeit, delicious batter. Love the lime and zest in these, they really shine. Thx

  3. Pati thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful recipes. Your show is such a pleasure to watch, the recipes are so much fun to make and most certainly a huge pleasure to eat.
    I made the recipe for these delicious pancakes and due to having unexpected visitors come over I used my leftover batter and baked it into a cake and it was so delicious and fluffy, next time I’ll add a mashed banana For the ultimate banana bread.

  4. Hola Pati Como esta espero que super bien. Le escrivo para darle Las gracias por sus recetas. Me anime a hacer los pancakes de Dulce de Leche. Y a mis hijas Les escanto. Por casualidad trendra otra recetas pero de pancakes con bananas. Saludos desde Ottumwa Iowa. USA
    Estoy aprendiendo a cosinar por sus videos

  5. My 4year old watched you make these last night.. at 3am!!! (Couldn’t sleep) He woke up this morning after finally falling to sleep screaming for these.. haha his dad made regular pannycakes (as he calls them). And nope not what Pati makes. He is now addicted to your show as I am too. We will be making these Sunday for sure 4 year old persistent and many more of your recipes. Thank you!!

    1. Awww!! I’m sorry he couldn’t sleep…but I love this. I hope he loves the pancakes and give him a big hello from me.

  6. Hi Pati what was the place in Tijuana that had really good hot dogs I forgot the name. Plus these pancakes look good thanks.

  7. Hi Pati!

    Just saw the Dulce de Leche pancake recipe and I would love to make them!! Yum!
    However, I don’t believe I can find the Coronado dulce de leche in my neck of the woods… can I substitute with something else??? Thank you!!

    1. You can use any Dulce de Leche you find in your local market’s International food aisle. Enjoy the pancakes, Bianca!

  8. I just saw your show with the pancakes. Im making them this weekend for my wife and I. Love the Guadeloupe Valley tambien.

  9. Hi Pati! I love your recipes! This looks delicious! I’m having trouble finding a bottle of Coronado’s topping that looks like the one you used in your video. They all look slightly different. Do you happen to have a link to where you purchase it?

  10. Hola Pati,
    My husband and I LOVE your show and enjoy your travels through Mexico that we never knew about. Thank for educating us
    I came across this receipe this morning while looking for a flank steak receipe. I realized I had all the ingredients, especially ricotta love ricotta so I made it. OMG. Mmmm DELICIOUS!!!! We ate two each which we never do. This will be my go to for pancakes. Gracias
    Wish you continue success with your show and many blessings.

  11. La Cocina de Dona Esthela looks like a wonderful place. And I can’t wait to try your recipe for the pancakes. They look delicious!

  12. Hi, Pati I love your show
    I tried to make you dulcet de leche caramel ricotta pancakes but the batter came out thick. How can I make the batter thinner? Thank you

  13. This is perhaps one of my new favorite sweet dishes in this show so far! I’ve always loved pancakes since I was a wee child, but my mom always made them out of a box. When it comes to my grandmother, however, she was the first to make them for me from scratch whenever we’d visit her down in San Salvador. And lo and behold, now being older, she told me her recipe and I’ve started making homemade pancakes myself, but experimenting a bit (By the way, you’re right about the baking soda! I tried that with the baking powder last time I made pancakes even before seeing this episode, and no wonder they had a better result!). But now, I think I’ll try making these for her and see what she thinks; I hope she loves them!

  14. We Love your show Pati, and are always excited to see where you go next especially since my family is from Mexico and we get to see when you visit where my family is from. Sometimes I take a picture and send it to my mom and tell her, “Pati’s in your town (Michoacán)!” 😄. My husband and kids have never been to Mexico so I share my experiences, past times, and how much I miss it and our family there.
    We love your food and have recreated many of them. We enjoy just watching and listening to your stories also and when you add your children and family along your journey and cooking.
    My husband is the main cook in our home and his favorite is Mexican food and always looks forward in making authentic Mexican food with my Mom.
    My mom has a Mexican accent when she speaks English so it reminds my husband (who’s 0% Latino) and how he loveingly teases her. Accents rock and since our kids spoke mainly Spanish when they were really little they also had an accent.
    Thank you Pati,
    Con mucho amor

  15. We love your show, Pati. I made some of your recipes. They are so good & easy to make. Thank you Have a Happy New Year🥳🎉

  16. I watch your show on mpt 22-2 outside of Annapolis, Md. I love you, your famly, as well your show. Your warmth and love of what you do shines through. Not to mention the wonderful recipes and beatiful experiences traveling in your magnificent country. I can’t wait to try so many of your dishes on my family and friends. Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge.