Yum, double yum. Raspberry Lemon Ricotta pancakes are light, airy, not too sweet, and bursting with freshness from lemon zest and raspberries. Even though the pancake batter includes an extra step (or two or so if you typically go the boxed mix route), the process is fairly simple, and the extra step turns the pancakes into dreamy pillows of sunny goodness – so worth it for dense-free pancakes! Serve your loved ones a plate of these beauties and they will have a newfound respect for your cooking skills. There’s no need to tell them how simple and easy they are to prepare. And who knows, you might get a couple hours of work out of them, maybe even a proposal for your effort?
My daughters and I have a pancake obsession. To clarify, my toddlers are obsessed with cooking, primarily measuring and mixing, so pancakes are an easy and fun way to get them helping in the kitchen. We’re working our way through my Must-Try list of pancakes – tried and true recipes and recipes I’ve collected to try later. Many years ago, while living in China, I found a recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes from the now defunct Rue de l’Espoir. I filed the recipe away to try later, and then never got around to it, that is until we started working our way through my Must-Try list. After a few tweaks and adaptations, this recipe has shot to the top of the list. My kids love the tasty, fluffy pancakes. They never seem to tire of fresh raspberries and, the best part for them, whipping the egg whites is a bonus fun step.
Do the eggs need to be separated? This question came to me more than once as I gathered ingredients and prepared to make the pancakes. With two kids helping, I often need the fastest route from A to B with the least amount of dishes, but whipping egg whites added minutes to the process, plus it was fun for the kiddos to see how air transformed an ingredient.
Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are perfect any time of the day. We’ve eaten them for brunch, lunch, breakfast for dinner, and even late night snacks. They’re kid-approved, quick and tasty, and budget-friendly. These need to make it into your cooking repertoire. You won’t be disappointed.