Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These zesty lemon ricotta pancakes are light, fluffy and perfect for breakfast or brunch with friends!

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Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Serves: 5-6


  • - 1 cup all purpose flour
  • - 2 tablespoons sugar
  • - 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • - pinch of salt
  • - 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • - 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • - 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • - 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • - zest of one large lemon
  • - oil spray or unsalted butter for frying
  • Optional toppings: powdered sugar, butter, maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt using a whisk. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, add egg yolks, ricotta, vinegar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Whisk until fully incorporated and you start to see some bubbles. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together your egg whites until stiff peaks form. If you have a stand mixer, it’ll make this process easier.
  4. Add wet ingredients and fluffed egg whites to dry ingredients. Mix together with a whisk, making sure not to overwork the batter. Only mix until combined - no more dry flour. Your batter should look lumpy. Let it rest for 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat.
  6. Spray with oil or coat in butter and drop about 1/3 cup of batter. Once bubbles form on the top, flip over. Let both sides turn slightly golden before taking off the pan. Repeat until there is no more batter left.
  7. Serve warm with a lemon slice and powdered sugar. Drizzle with maple syrup or even blueberry syrup and butter.

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