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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are some of the best pancakes you’ll ever eat! They have the perfect Italian flair made with creamy ricotta and fresh lemon. What's not to love?

Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle

I may have received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are my own. Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

Ricotta Cheese in Pancakes?

I know what you're thinking because I thought it too at first — cheese in pancakes? The ricotta does not give it a savory cheesy taste at all. In fact, you don't even taste it at all. It adds moisture and makes the pancakes taste creamy and give them a buttery feel.

Ricotta is a good filler for all kinds of delicious dishes, including these lemon ricotta pancakes. Here are a few favorite recipes of mine that use ricotta cheese.

Making these pancakes are simple and easy. The ricotta cheese works like cream cheese in a dish. Other ingredients are vanilla, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, flour, and milk.

If you want them to have that crispy flapjack feel when cooking them, make sure to spray your pan really well with a nonstick cooking spray, like the all-purpose baking spray from La Tourangelle.

If you love pancakes, be sure to check out these Banana Oat Pancakes made with only 3 ingredients.

These pancakes are so good when topped with butter, your favorite fruit, and then drizzled with maple syrup.

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    Yield: 6 servings

    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    The creamiest pancakes are filled with lemon flavor. Top with your favorite berries and maple syrup for perfect pancakes every time.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes


    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 3/4 cup ricotta
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 - 2 Tbsp lemon zest (
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • Nonstick baking spray


      1. Place a skillet on medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
      2. In a mixing bowl whisk together all the ingredients. No need to seperate the dry from the wet.
      3. Pour 1/3 cup batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles begin to appear on surface and bottom is golden brown, then flip and cook opposite side until golden brown.
      4. Serve warm with berries and maple syrup.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 11g

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Lynn @ Fresh April Flours

Friday 27th of May 2022

That stack of pancakes is just luscious!

Kathleen Pope

Thursday 26th of May 2022

Oh my word, these remind me of pancakes my grandma used to make! Perfect texture and flavors!

Wendy Klik

Thursday 26th of May 2022

A bright, perfect start to the day.

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