Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes can be made the night before. Perfect for Mother's Day breakfast in bed!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Photo

Mother’s Day reminds me of spring flowers and breakfast in bed. I remember my mother’s day years where my young children would butter some toast and bring me a yogurt. That also came with fresh-picked flowers in a vase and homemade cards. It was so sweet but not exactly a gourmet breakfast.

Things have progressed and now my children are teenagers that know how to cook most breakfast foods. So I am requesting lemon ricotta pancakes with blackberries for breakfast this year. Of course I still love the fresh picked flowers and homemade cards they continue to make me, but pancakes are where it's at.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Picture

If desired, the batter can be made the night before and the pancakes can quickly be cooked in the morning. Add some maple syrup along with the berries and you have one scrumptious breakfast. The tangy lemon along with the creamy ricotta make these moist pancakes delightful. I tend to purchase the freshest looking berries at the market and this time it was blackberries. But they are easily interchangeable with raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Image

Speaking of Mother’s Day, how about purchasing the perfect gift? I adapted this recipe from the new cookbook, Stack Happy. It is by one of our own Food Fanatic writers, Karly Campbell. It contains 70 different flapjack recipes for breakfast, dinner and dessert. It is a perfect book for one of the special moms in your life!

If you love pancakes as much as my family does, you will love this book. The recipes are fantastic and I love that there is a photo of every recipe in the book.

Now let’s plan the perfect Mother’s Day brunch. How about these pancakes with some chocolate zucchini muffins and a ham and asparagus quiche? Don’t forget to make a big pot of coffee and treat Mom to a mimosa if that is what she likes.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Enjoy!

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Melted
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1 Lemon, Zested and juiced
  • 1 pint Blackberries
  • Pure Maple Syrup, For serving


  1. Heat a large non-stick griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine well.
  3. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, ricotta cheese, melted butter, egg and lemon juice/ zest.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined but slightly lumpy.
  5. Coat griddle or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until pancakes are golden and cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve the pancakes warm topped with blackberries and syrup.


Source: Adapted from Stack Happy’s recipe for Strawberry Ricotta Whole Wheat Pancakes
Adapted from Stack Happy’s recipe for Strawberry Ricotta Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Author: Lisa Grant
Source: Adapted from Stack Happy’s recipe for Strawberry Ricotta Whole Wheat Pancakes
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 pancakes
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 78
Calories 285

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 417mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 6g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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