Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Coconut Flour Pancakes made easily in your blender! Serve these grain-free pancakes with fresh strawberries, pistachios, and a drizzle of honey for the ultimate breakfast.
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These Lemon Ricotta Coconut Flour Pancakes are an absolute dream!
Fluffy, zesty, moist, rich, perfect for brunch and breakfast, they are grain-free and like no other pancake you’ve tried! Guarenteed!
Mixing ricotta cheese into the pancake batter gives it a light and fluffy texture while adding richness.
I love these pancakes topped with ricotta, pistachios, fresh strawberries and honey but you can get creative with your toppings.
- Grain-free (made with coconut flour and tapioca flour)
- Super creamy and zesty in flavor
- Fluffy, soft, tender, hold together well
- High in fiber
- Naturally sweetened
- Perfect for a lazy weekend morning or brunch with friends and family
- Great use for leftover ricotta cheese!
Best served with a dollop of ricotta on top, fresh strawberries and pistachios on top with a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup.
I used Bob’s Red Mill’s coconut flour and tapioca flour to make the pancakes, keeping them gluten-free and grain-free.
We’ve had many-a-conversation about coconut flour on this blog, but I’ll briefly recap for any newbs in the midst.
Coconut flour can be difficult to master, as it absorbs a lot of liquid and requires a lot of eggs in order to yield a fluffy result, so finding the liquid-fat-egg-balance is crucial in achieving a desired outcome.
When that optimal balance is found, coconut flour goods are bangarang!
One bag of coconut flour goes a long way, as you don’t need very much of it in order to crank out pancakes or make another recipe.
I find the addition of tapioca flour helps with leavening the pancakes (or any grain-free good) and eliminates the need for as many eggs.
While you can definitely make coconut flour pancakes without tapioca flour, this simple addition makes them fluffy and easier to cook on the griddle, as they hold together better.
I’ve also found the coconut flour-tapioca flour duo is a winning combo that works in other grain-free goods, including quick breads (check out my all time favorite Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread), cookies, bars, muffins (scope out these Blender Paleo Blueberry Muffins if you haven’t already), etc.
Pancakes with Ricotta Cheese:
Have you ever added ricotta to your pancakes, breads, or muffins?
You guys, it’s just the darndest!
My first go at it was with these Grain-Free Apricot Ricotta Muffins, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Ricotta helps moisten a recipe and also gives it the most delicious creamy flavor.
Whenever I have leftover ricotta from making pasta, pizza, etc., I always use it in pancakes or muffins. The lemony flavor really shines through
Sound like a satisfying weekend project? I think so!
Look at this stack as your healthful reward for uncluttering the garage, weeding the yard, and/or washing all the sheets.
Just be sure to set aside some time for breakfast preparation, as these pancakes require more cook time than regular pancakes. If you have a large griddle, you’ll want to break it out for this recipe so that you can crank out the whole batch in one go, versus making them in batches on the skillet.
More Grain-Free Pancake Recipes:
- Almond Flour Pancakes
- Paleo Blueberry Pancakes
- Lemon Coconut Flour Pancakes for Two
- Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes
Fire up the griddle!
Lemon Ricotta Coconut Flour Pancakes
Lemon Ricotta Coconut Flour Pancakes are zesty, creamy, and totally unique!
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese, see note*
- 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/4 cup Tapioca Flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch sea salt
- Fresh strawberries, chopped
- Add all of the ingredients for the pancakes to a blender and blend until smooth. The batter will be very thick.
- Heat a griddle or skillet to medium and add enough coconut oil (or cooking oil) to coat the surface, about 2 tablespoons. Wait 3 to 5 minutes for the skillet/griddle to heat up all the way before cooking the pancakes.
- Measure 1/4 cup of batter and pour onto the hot surface. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until the sides of the pancake begin to firm up. Carefully flip and cook on the other side an additional 2 to 4 minutes, or until pancake is cooked through. Repeat for remaining batter (Note: I cook 3 pancakes at a time on a 10-inch skillet).
- Serve pancakes with a dollop of ricotta on top, along with fresh strawberries, pistachios, and a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup.
*To make dairy-free, use non-dairy ricotta. Kite Hill makes a great one, which is made from almonds. You can also swap out the ricotta for full-fat canned coconut milk.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1 Pancake
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 6gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 4g
Thursday 12th of January 2023
Could I make these as waffles if I added some oil?
Thursday 12th of January 2023
Hi Bethany! That's a great question. To be honest, I'm not sure the batter would work out for waffles, as it may stick to the waffle iron. I've found coconut flour to be pretty finicky when it comes to making waffles but I've only tried it once. In essence, it's possible the recipe may work for waffles, but I'm not sure. Sorry I don't have a more definitive answer! xo :)
Sunday 8th of April 2018
So delish! For all us non-dairy folks, I made these this morning, with the ricotta from Kite Hill. It is made from almonds, and the substitute worked beautifully. Thank you fo helping me out of my breakfast rut.
Anyone know how these keep? Freezer? Frig?
Sunday 8th of April 2018
I'm so happy to hear it, Val! Thank you so much for sharing xo
Monday 20th of June 2016
Would love to know the carb/sugar contents of this recipe.
Wednesday 31st of January 2018
7.6 carbs 3.9 sugar 2 fiber 4.6 fat (g) 86 calories per serving
*made 10 pancakes
Sunday 12th of June 2016
I made the recipe today. The flavor was delicious, and the pancakes were fluffy on the griddle, but then they collapsed on the plate. When I ate them, they lost all texture and sort of disintegrated in my mouth. After I put them on the plate, I spread some butter on them, could that have caused the loss of fluffiness?
Lady A. Janet
Tuesday 7th of June 2016
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. It look fascinating and sumptuous. I can't wait to try it out with my family and share the experience. Awesome post. Kudos!!!