Reindeer Ricotta Pancakes

What better way to celebrate Santa and his reindeer flight crew's visit than to make these protein packed, low carb reindeer pancakes on Christmas morning...

Santa's Reindeer Ricotta Pancakes

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (Sugar-Free Vanilla, Caramel or Brown Sugar Cinnamon)
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix

Reindeer Parts:
A few Raisins and Raspberries for eyes and nose
A couple of pieces of cooked Bacon for antlers
Sugar-Free Maple Syrup, Peanut or Almond Butter for "sticking" your reindeer together
No Sugar Added Whipped Cream "snow"

Mix all ingredients together. I use whole milk ricotta, if you use part skim, drain first. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Spoon a dollop of the mixture into pan and pat flat. You want a small nose (50 cent piece size) pancake for every larger pancake. Cook on low till golden, flip, pat flat, cook till done. Gather your reindeer parts and let everyone build their own. Makes enough for about 7-8 reindeer.

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Kirsty Kirst said...

Super cute and looks nutritiously delicious! Would this be safe for RNY considering the pancake mix? (Of course I'd have to skip the bacon myself right now, but that's where my hubby comes in!) I come off puree next week and on to soft. Anything resembling flour scares me right now, but it's because I'm really uninformed about it at the moment. Thank you for all you do. Kirsty Kirst

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Kristy, Thank you. This (minus the trimmings) would be fine on my plan under soft foods but when in doubt... print it out and bring it to your dietitian or surgeon for thumbs up.

It's 3 Tablespoons of Multigrain (low carb) pancake mix for the whole batch... so 8... you will eat 1 or 2 max.

Kirsty Kirst said...

I tried it this morning - wonderful recipe, thank you for sharing. :)