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stack of Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are fluffy and delicious with creamy ricotta cheese and lemon. A breakfast favorite!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon recipes, pancake recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Sandy


  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Griddle or Skillet



  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese (2 cups)
  • cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon Extract (or 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest)
  • 3 Eggs + 2 Yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Powdered Sugar
  • Lemon Slices
  • Blueberries or Strawberries


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine milk, ricotta cheese, lemon juice, lemon extract or lemon zest, eggs, and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and whisk to combine. If lumps remain, that is fine.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Once the pan is hot, spray with baking spray.
  • Spoon about ½ cup of batter onto the center of the heated pan. Let cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until the edges appear cooked and the bubbles in the center of the pancake have begun to burst.
  • Flip the pancake over and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter.
  • Top with whipped cream, powdered sugar, lemon slices and fresh berries.


Using a Pancake Mix
If you want to use a pancake mix, follow this recipe:
• 2 cups pancake mix
• 1 cup milk
• 1 cup ricotta cheese
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• ½ teaspoon Lemon Extract or 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
• 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
Mix it all together and cook the pancakes per instructions on recipe card.
This makes about 4 servings using ¼ cup batter per pancake. Make a double batch for more servings.
Pancakes may be stored in an airtight container or baggie in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Calories are approximate


Serving: 1g | Calories: 80kcal