Breakfast Ricotta Cheese Biscuits

Homemade breakfast (or tea) ricotta biscuits recipe with sesame seeds and Mediterranean herbs. These easy savoury ricotta biscuits are perfect for breakfast, tea during brunch time or as a snack on the go. They are light and rich in flavour. Ideal for kids too.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Biscuits Recipe

One of my favourite types of recipes to cook is an easy one that requires a handful of ingredients. Don’t you agree? Well, this extra easy ricotta biscuits are no different. You just combine everything in a bowl, shape and bake. Voila!

What I like about these ricotta biscuits is that they are pretty versatile. I usually make them as a quick breakfast (the day before) or brunch (tea time as I call it). Sometime, when we drive longer hours, homemade snacks are a must. This recipe never disappoints! Kids can hold them easily on their own in the back seat. The only thing I cannot guarantee is the the lack mess in the car. Thank goodness for car wash, eh. In addition, you can add them to appetizer trays and bake sales.

Breakfast Ricotta Cheese Biscuits Recipe - these better than Belvita breakfast biscuits are homemade, easy and delicious. Their savoury delicate taste, enhanced by black and golden sesame seeds makes them exceptionally appealing to kids an d grown ups alike.

Ricotta Biscuits – Ingredients

  1. Ricotta cheese, fresh – the base for this biscuit recipe is the fresh ricotta that blends everything together.
  2. Flour – while, all purpose flour is ideal for this recipe. Or 00 Type flour as well.
  3. Vegetable oil – I usually add sunflower seed oil or coconut oil (it might change the flavour of biscuit though)
  4. Sweet paprika – a must for a tasty biscuit.
  5. Rosemary – dried and finely minced rosemary is best.
  6. Sesame seeds – I like to use a mix of golden and black sesame seeds as it gives a better visual effect. However, you can use whatever you have on hand.
  7. Salt – as always to taste – I add a pinch usually.

How to make Ricotta Biscuits at home – Tips

  1. Mix all dry ingredients well before adding ricotta and oil. That way herbs blend much better.
  2. Use a different type of seasoning, depending on your preferences. Italian seasoning works great too.
  3. Wet your fork before pressing onto each biscuits in a cup of water. That way dough won’t stick to the fork.
  4. Place each biscuit on a non-stick baking tray or use parchment paper, otherwise they will stick.
  5. Enjoy with a cup of homemade tea for brunch or breakfast. See my homemade anti-inflammatory linden cinnamon tea recipe.
Breakfast Ricotta Cheese Biscuits recipe
Tea Biscuits Recipe with Ricotta Cheese. Easy homemade savoury biscuits recipe with ricotta cheese and Mediterranean herbs. They are kid friendly, simple to make at home in 30 minutes.

Breakfast Ricotta Cheese Biscuits

Easy homemade savoury ricotta cheese biscuits with herbs and sesame seeds. Perfect as a snack on the go) or make ahead brunch tea. They can be enjoyed during bake sales and parties as well.
Keywordbiscuits, ricotta cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup (250g) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (250g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (100 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp rosemary, dried , finely cut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (for rolling cookies in), or more as needed

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    • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, ricotta cheese and vegetable oil. Then add salt, paprika and rosemary.
    • Using a fork (kitchen robot) mix until a soft, non-stick dough is formed. Divide into small balls (wet your hands slightly if needed) – the size of a meatball or less.
    • Then place sesame seeds in a small bowl and roll each ball in the seeds. Place onto non-stick baking mat/parchment paper leaving some space in between. Then using a fork press each ball (gently) to form a biscuit. Wet fork with water before pressing if it sticks to the dough.
    • Bake cookies in preheated oven on 180C/360F until golden (about 20 minutes in my oven with ventilation). Let cool completely and enjoy.

    Recipe Notes

    The savory biscuit dough can be rolled onto a surface and shaped with cookie cutters of choice.  

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