Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

 Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I thought I’d kick off this week with a fresh lemony recipe…nothing like a little bit of yellow sunshine to get things started off right.

In case you haven’t noticed over the years, but we’re big breakfast people…we especially love pancakes.  So because we eat them a lot we are always looking for new recipes.  And this time of year, in the middle of winter, I crave lemons…so putting the two together just kind of makes sense doesn’t it?  ;)

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with whipped cream and fresh berries!

This recipe is a fresh twist on an old favourite…basically just adding lemon zest and juice for a delicious lemony flavour.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with whipped cream and fresh berries!

Serve these pancakes up with whipped cream and fresh berries…SO gosh darn good.


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
  • 1 cup flour (see notes)
  • ¾ cup oat bran
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon (if you want them extra lemon-y use 2 lemons)
  • whipped cream
  • fresh berries (raspberries or strawberries or blueberries)
  1. Mix flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.
  2. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Then add ricotta cheese, milk, vanilla and oil.
  3. Combine flour mix and cheese mix. Stir until just blended.
  4. Scoop about ¼ cup batter onto a preheated griddle.
For the flour you can use any of these combinations:

- 1 cup whole wheat or

- ½ cup whole wheat flour plus ½ cup all purpose flour

- 1 cup all purpose flour or

- ½ cup all purpose plus ½ oat flour.

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These are on the menu this upcoming weekend…yep, I’m dreaming of the weekend already and it’s only Monday.  Must be the weather…we’re stuck in a deep freeze over here, at -20 degrees C.  Ahhh, only a few more months until summer…  Anyway, I hope you try this recipe and love it!  Lemon is the best, isn’t it?!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with whipped cream and fresh berries!

Have a delicious day!

Here are more delicious lemon recipes that you may enjoy:


  1. I love putting lemon curd on my pancakes, but never thought about putting lemon IN my pancakes! These look delish!

  2. These looks insanely delicious Jo-Anna! I am tempted to get in my car and drive to your house to invite myself for some! Yum! Now I am totally craving these! Angie xo

  3. This is a ridiculous cold right now! Brrr! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I love all kinds of pancakes too because they are so easy to make. Adding lemon makes a very interesting flavour burst I never thought of before in a pancake. The lemons are fabulous in the stores right now too! Have a great day! ~Thea

  4. Oh wow, these look so yummy. We used to eat pancakes a lot on Sunday mornings, but it seems like we stick with our smoothies. Perhaps we’ll try switching it up this weekend :)

  5. Those look amazing. I’m coming over!

  6. These sound delicious! Love the bursts on yellow sunshine! :)

  7. I just made lemon curd for the first time…and this post has kicked up my lemon craving big time. Must be a need for vitamin C or something, right Jo?

    Your photography grows more gorgeous by the week!


  8. These sound amazing, I’ll have to make a batch soon.

  9. Oh man! These have my mouth watering just looking at them. YUM!

  10. I love everything lemon….. I’m dying to try these pancakes!! Thanks Jo-Anna!

  11. Oh I love the idea of lemon pancakes.

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