5 from 1 vote
Strawberry Lemon Ricotto Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are perfectly fluffy pancakes with a hint of lemon and topped with fresh strawberries.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 16
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs , yolks and white separated
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest finely grated from about 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • fresh strawberries , diced for serving
  1. Place butter and milk in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds, or until butter is melted. Stir well and set aside to cool.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  3. Place egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

  4. Whisk in the cooled milk/butter mixture until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined (don't overmix!)

  5. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the reserved batter, just until combined.

  6. Gently fold the ricotta into the batter (the batter will be lumpy).

  7. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat until hot. Grease the pan with butter or cooking spray.

  8. Measure about 1/4-cup of batter into the pan.

  9. Cook until bubbles form on top of the pancakes, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  10. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  11. Serve immediately with freshly diced strawberries and powdered sugar. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Chow

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Lemon Ricotto Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.