The Best Ricotta Pancakes


This is a well loved recipe! I have an old, small crumpled piece of paper with this recipe hand written out from some years ago, not sure where it came from! I have my own scribbles and scratches on it, so I must have changed it somewhere in time, but this is how I have been making it the last 10 years. It is our favorite pancake recipe. So light, a little tangy, and very satisfying. Perfect with some fresh blueberries or strawberries.

close up view of a stack of Ricotta Pancakes on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 pancakes


  • 1 cup ricotta cheese plus

  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese

  • ½ cup skim milk

  • 2 eggs, separated

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or as needed


  1. Preheat a griddle to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) or place a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.

  2. Stir ricotta cheese, milk, and egg yolks together in a bowl until combined.

  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; stir in ricotta mixture.

  4. Whisk egg whites in a bowl until frothy; fold into ricotta mixture.

  5. Oil preheated griddle with about 1 teaspoon canola oil; pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle for each pancake. Cook until evenly golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes; turn and cook until evenly golden on other side, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter, oiling griddle between batches.

Cook's Note:

You can lemon zest to the batter if you like your pancakes extra tangy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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