Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Serve pancakes with butter and mixed berry syrup.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes


When it comes to getting a smooth pancake batter with low carb ingredients, your blender is your friend. It helps break up any lumps and clumps that might otherwise mar your perfect pancakes. For these lemon ricotta pancakes, I originally envisioned a raspberry syrup but discovered that someone in my house had eaten all the frozen raspberries. So mixed berries it was! You could do all one berry variety if you prefer. Blueberry syrup would be lovely!

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes


    Mixed Berry Syrup:
  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sugar equivalent to 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • Pancakes:
  • 3/4 cup ricotta
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • Sweetener equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Butter or oil for the pan


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine berries, water and sweetener.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until berries are soft enough to be mashed with a fork.
  3. Sprinkle with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine. Set aside to thicken.
  4. Pancakes:
  5. In a blender, combine ricotta, eggs, lemon juice, water and lemon zest. Blend until well mixed, about 10 seconds.
  6. Add almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, baking powder and salt and blend until mixture is smooth (if using a coarser almond meal, you will need to blend it for 30 seconds to a minute).
  7. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat and add butter or oil. Once pan is hot, spoon about 3 tbsp of batter into 4 inch circles and let cook until edges look dry, a few small bubbles appear on the top, and the underside is golden brown. Flip carefully and continue to cook until second side is golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Remove and keep pancakes warm while repeating with remaining batter. You should get about 12 pancakes.
  9. Serve pancakes with butter and mixed berry syrup.

Yield: 6 (2 pancakes each)

Cholesterol: 108mg

Food energy: 275 kcal

Total fat: 20.32g

Calories from fat: 182

Carbohydrate: 11.81g

Protein per serving: 13.33g

Total dietary fiber: 4.53g

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Flavor was good but the texture was horrible!!


I really wish I would have read the comments first… I usually do. I had exactly the same problem with mine. Burned on medium heat, when I went to flip, they crumbled and made a huge mess. I followed the recipe exactly. What a huge bummer. Also the fact that the author hasn’t addressed any of these issues in the comments or taken the recipe down is disappointing.

S Morris
S Morris

Most people just add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum and it holds together just great

Kendra H
Kendra H

Also goopy – couldn’t flip at all. Even at very low heat they ended up burning before I could flip them. What is the secret to getting these to work? Also are these supposed to make 6 servings (12 pancakes at 2 pancakes each per serving) or 3 servings (6 pancakes at 2 each per serving)? Confused by the phrasing of the serving size.

Catherine Havrot
Catherine Havrot

Gee sure wish I’d read the comments before I made these! I too had a very goopy mess.. epic failure waaaaa!


can these little guys freeze?


In addition.. I loved the berry syrup, really nice. The flavor of the dough is good but just very unpancake like more like stayed the consistency of dough.


I followed this recipe to a tee, and it became a big goopy mess. I feel like I missed something though. The pancake browned on the bottom but never firmed up enough to flip it. I still have 3/4 of a blender full of mix and saddened that I wasted expensive ingredients. Wonder if anyone else had this issue. Any adjustments I could do?

Ginger Grayson
Ginger Grayson

I had the same problem. Very disappointed.


Same problem here. Good taste, but it was a sloppy mess


Could you sub ricotta cheese with cottage cheese?

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