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lemon ricotta pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are so light and so fluffy. They're pancakes, but they're pancakes taken to another level. Whether you're serving them for Pancake Day, Sunday brunch, as a meatless dinner option, or anytime, they're sure to bring smiles.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword lemons, pancakes, ricotta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 141 kcal


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Zest from 1 lemon I used 2 small Meyer lemons instead
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup ricotta drained (put on a plate with 3 thicknesses of paper towels underneath, then cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for half an hour to drain prior to using)
  • 2 T. butter melted and allowed to cool slightly
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Oil for the skillet


  1. Whisk the dry ingredients (including the zest) together.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together and then add the dry to the wet.
  3. Whisk until moistened but there should still be lumps in it.  Don’t overmix.
  4. Heat 1/2 to 1 tsp oil in skillet over medium high heat; reduce heat to medium and using a paper towel, wipe out the excess oil. Be careful not to burn yourself! I like to wear some heat resistant gloves when doing this.
  5. Cook as with normal pancakes (looking for bubbles on the first side before flipping) , using 1/4 cup of batter for each.  They typically take about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 248IU5%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.