Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

If you don’t already have a favorite pancake recipe, today might be your lucky day. These light and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes are a favorite of ours here at My Happy Plates. With creamy ricotta and fresh lemon, these pancakes will melt in your mouth and leave you with perfect tanginess from the lemon. Try these fresh pancakes next time you have a slow morning!


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes 

Original # of Servings: 1


  • all purpose flour – 1 1/2 ounces
  • baking powder – 5/8 teaspoon
  • salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • buttermilk – 4 tablespoon
  • egg – 1/4
  • egg white – 1/4
  • vanilla extract – 1/4 teaspoon
  • ricotta cheese – 6 tablespoon
  • extra virgin olive oil – 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • maple syrup – 3/4 teaspoon
  • powdered sugar – 1/4 teaspoon
  • white sugar – 3/4 teaspoon
  • lemon – 1/4


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and white sugar.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, egg and white, vanilla, ricotta, oil and zest of lemons until smooth.
  3. Add dry mix and whisk until batter forms.
  4. Cook 1/4 batter in a non-stick pan over medium heat until both sides are brown.
  5. Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

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