Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – Guest Post from Hima at My Musings

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Hi everybody! I’m Hima and I blog over at My Musings. I’ve got a lovely little recipe to share with you today, but first, a little bit aout me, myself, and I.  I am a 14 year-old, self-described optimist living in the Silicon Valley (CA). I always try to enjoy the little things in life, and I’m absolutely addicted to strawberries and sea salt chocolate covered almonds. I just got my first degree black belt in taekwondo. My blog is mainly a lifestyle blog, but I love to do recipes, fashion, music, and just about every thing! 

Now let’s get down to business and talk about these amazing lemon ricotta pancakes I made for Mother’s Day. I know that you wouldn’t normally put cheese in your pancakes, but this is ricotta, so you just have to make the exception. Here’s the actual recipe: 

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for coating the frying pan and serving
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon packed finely grated lemon zest (from about 2 to 3 medium lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • Powdered sugar, fruit, or maple syrup, for serving (optional)

Makes about ten 3.5-inch pancakes

Directions (simplified):

1. Heat your milk and butter together in a small saucepan until they are mostly combined. At the same time, mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl, and all of your wet ingredients (minus the egg whites and ricotta) in another bowl. The egg whites should be whipped with the ricotta in another bowl. Then mix everything together in a big bowl and make as you would normal pancakes. 

Dust with powdered sugar, sprinkle on raspberries, and enjoy!
Notes/My Experience:
I doubled the recipe, because I was making this for six hungry people, and I wasn’t worried about having leftovers. I used a little less ricotta cheese than recommended because the cheese makes the pancakes really hard to flip, and I think they came out fine. After making the first few, I added more sugar and lemon juice because the flavors weren’t as strong as I liked, but that’s up to you. The pancakes do require a little bit of syrup, but don’t over do it because it’s nice to have the lemony flavor of the pancakes come through as well. 

The pancakes were much enjoyed!
Thank you so much for having me Aimee! I had so much fun. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by Hima. I am definitely going to have to make those pancakes, they look amazing!Make sure to check out Hima’s blog over here, and give her some love!

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