Lemon Pancakes Recipe with Almond Milk are the perfect breakfast, filled with tons of delicious flavor. From the lemon to the whipped honey ricotta topping, it’s perfection!

plain lemon ricotta pancakes topped with whipped honey ricotta and fresh blueberries

These Lemon Pancakes are the perfect brunch on a weekend morning. They’re light, refreshing, and incredibly delicious.

Luckily, they are easy to make and the servings can be adjusted to how many people you are making the pancakes for.

The ricotta benefits this recipe in two ways: 1) it adds an amazing lightness to the batter and is a perfect complement to the refreshing lemon flavor!

Make your weekends 100000x better by whipping up these pancakes.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients measured out in bowls to make Healthy Lemon Pancakes

How to Make Lemon Pancakes Recipe

  1. Whisk eggs then add in remaining wet ingredients
  2. Mix until fully combined
  3. Add flour 1/3 cup at a time, mixing in between each portion
  4. Zest your lemon and then add it into the better, don’t mix again yet
  5. Add in baking powder and poppy seeds
  6. Mix until fully combined and then let the batter sit for 30 minutes
  7. While the batter is resting, start to heat up your griddle/pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick
  8. Use a 1/4 cup to measure and scoop the pancake batter, giving each pancake enough space on the pan.
  9. Once little bubbles start to form on top, it is time to flip!
  10. Repeat until all the batter is used up
  11. Top with the whipped ricotta honey, maple syrup and fresh blueberries
  12. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any milk in this recipe?

Yes! You can use your preferred milk, my favorite is almond milk because the flavor is subtle.

How do I make perfectly circular pancakes?

You can either use a squeeze bottle (like an empty ketchup bottle) if you have that on hand. If not, no worries! I don’t use that method.

I typically make my pancakes using 1/4 measuring cup or liquid measuring cup to create one smooth pour.

What is the secret to great pancakes?

1. Not overmixing the batter
2. Letting the batter rest before cooking the pancakes
3. Cooking the pancakes with lots of love ๐Ÿ™‚

Can I make these pancakes ahead of time?

You can! I suggest heating them up in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes as that will create crisp edges. However, you can also heat them up in the microwave when ready to eat.

NOTE: Don’t add the Whipped Honey Ricotta topping until you are ready to eat.

How do I store leftover pancakes?

Store the pancakes in aluminum foil or an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the pancakes for up to 1 month.

Store the Whipped Honey Ricotta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Stack of Pancakes with toppings
Stack of Lemon Pancakes with maple syrup being poured on top of the whipped honey ricotta.
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Lemon Pancakes Recipe with Almond Milk

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 3 people
Lemon Pancakes Recipe with Almond Milk are the perfect breakfast, filled with tons of delicious flavor. From the lemon to the whipped honey ricotta topping, it's perfection!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup ricotta, part-skim
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

whipped honey ricotta

  • 1 cup ricotta, part-skim
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions
 

  • Whisk eggs then add in remaining wet ingredients
  • Mix until fully combined
  • Add flour 1/3 cup at a time, mixing in between each portion
  • Zest your lemon and then add it into the better, don't mix again yet
  • Add in baking powder and poppy seeds
  • Mix until fully combined and then let the batter sit for 30 minutes
  • While the batter is resting, start to heat up your griddle/pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick
  • Use a 1/4 cup to measure and scoop the pancake batter, giving each pancake enough space on the pan.
  • Once little bubbles start to form on top, it is time to flip!
  • Repeat until all the batter is used up
  • Top with the whipped ricotta honey, maple syrup and fresh blueberries
  • Enjoy!

Whipped Honey Ricotta Topping (optional)

  • Time to prepare the whipped honey ricotta!
  • Combine the honey and ricotta into a small mixing bowl and whisk until light and fluffy
  • Top your pancakes with this delicious spread and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 246mg, Potassium: 130mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 344IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 277mg, Iron: 3mg
Author: Jessica Selensky
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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