Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe Will Make Your Weekend Even Better Breakfast Brunch

30Seconds Food
8 months ago

Skip the long waits at the brunch places this weekend and make this easy lemon ricotta pancake recipe in your own kitchen. This perfect, fluffy pancake recipe is so easy and delicious!

The lemon ricotta pancake batter is made with flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt, milk, ricotta cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice (fresh is best!) and lemon zest. Combine the ingredients and then cook them on a griddle or in a large frying pan in a little butter. Dust these lemon ricotta pancakes with powdered sugar, or top with traditional maple syrup and butter. You can't go wrong either way. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: Makes 6 to 12 pancakes, depending on size


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest
  • butter, for cooking
  • powdered sugar, for serving

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. In another bowl, combine the milk and ricotta. Mix well. Add the eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir gently until just combined. 
  4. Melt some butter in a skillet. Pour in some pancake batter and cook until bubbles appear. Flip and cook until cooked through and golden, about 2 minutes per side. Dust with powdered sugar. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Vanilla Extract $4 & Up
Powdered Sugar $2 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up

Comments (9)

This is soooo delicious! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
I'm excited that I have all the ingredients needed to make these! How amazing!!
Super yummy 😍
Just made these pancakes. Easy to make and delicious. I added a pint of raspberries too.
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, love the idea to add fresh raspberries. So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Grosenb562 , and thank you for sharing that great add-in! #yum Donna John
Donna John
So glad you enjoyed them! Great idea to add raspberries. Blueberries would be good, too. Grosenb562
Elisa Schmitz
Hope you enjoy this delicious recipe!
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