Ask For It: Westbank Grill’s Ricotta Pancakes


It would seem the first rainy days of mud season are upon us, and they’re brining a wet chill that seeps into your bones. Warm up inside and fuel up for the day ahead (or the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb this weekend) with delicious homemade pancakes. Amp up your breakfast game with the Westbank Grill’s ricotta pancakes recipe. These additional ingredients add a unique lusciousness to ordinary pancakes. You and yours won’t be able to tell that the final product came from a box of mix, they’re that good!

Westbank Grill’s Ricotta Pancakes


  • 2 cups standard pancake mix (found at any grocery store; for a healthier alternative, use whole wheat mix)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 lemon, zested
  • 3 tablespoons ricotta cheese


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Ladle 1 ounce of batter into a greased, warm cast-iron skillet.
  • Allow cakes to cook until you see bubbles, then flip.
  • Cook until both sides are golden brown.

About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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