Best Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes, Quick and Easy, Spring, Summer

These are the Best Lemon Ricotta Pancakes; they’re the perfect thing to make for breakfast or brunch. They have the perfect texture with the best flavor thanks to the lemon zest and ricotta.

Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

There is nothing I love more than a fluffy stack of pancakes with maple syrup and a pat of butter on top. It’s a dreamy breakfast and they always hit the spot on the weekends.

These fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes come from my cookbook, A Cozy Coloring Cookbook. Coloring and recipes! Best combo. Let’s dive into these pancakes.

Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

What Does Ricotta Do in Pancakes

I love adding ricotta to my pancake batter because it adds moisture and adds a nice indulgent, rich flavor to them. Ricotta also gives a really fluffy texture to pancakes which is obviously amazing.

Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

How to Make the Best Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

  • Mix the dry ingredients. Whisk the dry ingredients together which are the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • I like to whisk the wet ingredients in a large measuring cup. I whisk together the milk, ricotta, egg, lemon zest, vanilla extract and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Grease a pan with a bit of butter and pour a 1/4 cup measure of batter.
  • Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and flip.
  • Work through making the batter into pancakes.

Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook



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Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

Fluffy Ricotta Lemon-y Pancakes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

Best Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 236kcal
This is a recipe for a stack of Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. These pancakes are light and fluffy and so flavorful. Serve them with a drizzle of warm maple syrup and a slice of butter.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted and cooled unsalted butter, plus more for the pan


  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, ricotta, egg, lemon zest, vanilla and butter. Add to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Grease a large skillet and heat over medium-low heat. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet. Cook in batches, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the remaining batter.
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Nutrition Facts
Best Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 211IU4%
Calcium 250mg25%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply Iris October 10, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Are you going to do a book signing tour? Maybe make it out to Miami??ill have some pastelitos waiting for you

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme October 10, 2016 at 10:42 am

      I have some dates (if you check out the cookbook page) but I’m not planning on coming to miami rn. 🙁 i love pastelitos xoxo

  • Reply Ashley Nathalie October 10, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Happy Birthday!! These pancakes look so good!!

  • Reply Holly Henderson October 10, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Happy Birthday Adrianna!

  • Reply Meredith October 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Happy Birthday! Birthday pancakes!! Birthday karaoke! Birthday everything! Yasss!

  • Reply Megan (Cozy Eats) October 10, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Are you considering coming to Oregon at all for a book signing? I would love to meet you! And Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Annie October 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Would love if you could make it to Tennessee for a book signing!

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  • Reply vivian March 5, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    These pancakes are delicious, perfect for our Fat Tuesday dinner. I think we must have been extra hungry (and they were extra good) because they did not make 4 servings. I was surprised (pleasantly) by how much you can taste the lemon. Thanks for a good recipe!