Fluffy, stackable pancakes are a Southern brunch staple. There are few things we love more than waking up on a Saturday morning and gathering around the table with our family to a hearty spread of pancakes, breakfast casseroles, eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit. This homemade pancake recipe, developed by Birmingham, Alabama-based chef John Hall, makes a rich pancake that still maintains a light, fluffy texture. A stack of these delicious pancakes is the perfect complement to your morning brunch menu, and creates an impressive dish for both family members and company you're inviting over. Top these delectable Ricotta Pancakes with smoky Brown Butter-Maple Syrup. For an extra-special treat – you may also want to try out the warm, juicy Blueberry Compote that Chef Hall's created. Although we think these pancakes are easy enough for an everyday brunch menu – they take just 40 minutes from start to finish – Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup make the perfect breakfast in bed for Mama on Mother's Day. She'll love savoring these delicious flapjacks, and you'll love how easy they are to pull together.
The ricotta brings the creamy texture to the pancake batter, but one of the secrets to having fluffy pancakes is the whipped egg whites. Fold your egg whites gently into the batter to maintain the airy nature. They'll puff up when you're cooking them, too – try to avoid flattening them with the back of your spatula to give your pancakes room to rise. We also recommend serving your Ricotta Pancakes with the Brown Butter-Maple Syrup. This flavorful sauce is the buttery, sweet topping that takes this easy pancake recipe to the next level. Simply heat up 1/2 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium heat for around ten minutes. Be sure to stir it often so the heat is distributed evenly, but allow the butter to gently brown in the pan. The butter will begin to foam. Once the foam subsides, take the butter off of the heat and stir in the maple syrup. We can't imagine a nicer breakfast than a stack of warm Ricotta Pancakes drenched in this mouthwatering syrup.