Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These are definitely the FLUFFIEST pancakes I have ever had or made! It is embarrassing how excited I was whilst making these and they are ridiculously easy. The ricotta adds a lovely richness and the lemon flavour is spot on – the perfect brunch!

Lemon Ricotta

I only used 2 eggs as the original recipe called for 3, which seemed a bit too much and would make the batter too runny. The consistency of this batter was perfect to form the thick, fluffy texture I was looking for.

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The tanginess of the lemon works great with honey or maple syrup, so feel free to drizzle these babies with a spoonful!Lemon Ricotta2

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (16 x 12cm diameter pancakes)

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy


  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup ricotta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp oil


  1. Mix the dry ingredients until combined and make a well in the centre.
  2. Add all of the wet ingredients into the well, use a whisk (which helps to remove lumps), and being whisking the wet ingredients and slowly incorporating the flour mixture.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan with a light coating of oil, and pour about 2-3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake.
  4. When the underside is golden brown and bubbles form on the surface, flip the pancakes over for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey, maple syrup or jam.


For at least 3 summers now, I have considered and attempted to start a food blog to share my love for cooking and eating. But the vast number of amazing food blogs in the big world wide web makes the prospect seem futile. However, occasionally, I have an incredible breakthrough in the kitchen or I try some unworldly dishes in a restaurant that makes me want to share it with everyone! So this is my platform.

Having recently graduated (it’s unreal how fast university flew by!), I’m at a point where I want to explore my passions further. Although I am lucky enough to be starting a graduate job at the end of August, I still want to document my experiments with food: in the kitchen and eating out. I may be crazy busy with a new job (I don’t really know what to expect but I’m excited!) but food is priority so here goes…

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