ricotta pancakes with balsamic strawberries

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A Better Way to Eat a Short Stack
Mixing ricotta cheese into pancake batter yields wonderfully fluffy and light cakes that you'd never believe actually have fewer calories than your average flapjack. Instead of topping the dish with the usual berries and syrup, try this riff: You steep strawberries in balsamic vinegar, which gives the fruit an intensity without making it overly sweet. As with so many ingredients, high-quality ricotta and balsamic will give you the best results, and you'll find plenty of uses for what's left over outside of breakfast, from crostini to roasted vegetables to salads.

Get the recipe: Ricotta Pancakes with Balsamic Strawberries