Lemon Ricotta Buttermilk Pancakes

The perfect brunch pancakes for the spring! Or any time if the year.

Lemon Ricotta Buttermilk Pancakes and Berry Topping


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup ricotta, low-fat or whole
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp lemon zest (how lemony do you like it?)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted (I used cheese)
  • Optional: 1 small banana


  • 1/4 cup of ricotta
  • 1/4 cup of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp lemon zest (depending on how lemony you want them)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


  • 1 pint of mixed berries of choice
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Juice and zest of 1/4 of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey of maple syrup


1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, ricotta, eggs and vanilla until well blended.

2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture.

Use a non-stick skillet and set over medium heat.

3. Add butter, lemon zest and lemon juice to Buttermilk mixture and blend until combined.

4. Immediately pour milk mixture into flour mixture and whisk just to combined (batter will be slightly lumpy).

5. Pour 1/3 cup batter onto buttered griddle or skillet and cook until bubbles begin to appear on surface and bottom is golden brown, then flip and cook opposite side until golden brown.

For the FILLING: mix together all ingredients until creamy. Place in refrigerator if you wish. I like it in the cold side.

For the TOPPING: Add the pint of berries to a nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice until it starts to simmer for around 2 minutes. Deglaze with water, little by little and thicken and sweeten with honey, at the end. Should be a thick jam.

Top the warm pancakes with the creamy filling and warmtopping. Top it with a crunchy element, I went for silvered almonds. This was delicious. You must try it!

Xo, Ana
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