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Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Treat yourself to my perfect for Spring, Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes today!

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

I wish I could paint the picture perfectly as we tried these pancakes in my house last week. My mom was over visiting and after the photo shoot, we sat down with one of my warm perfectly lemon soft pancakes, took one bite and about fell out of our chairs. Ok, not fell out of our chairs, but you get my point…..we were in hog heaven.

Last month when Amanda and I were in NYC, we went to a fun little restaurant called Laconda Verde for brunch and Amanda ordered Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. I guess I have been living under a rock, because I’ve never experienced a ricotta pancake. Just couldn’t understand what the hype was about. Well, that was until I took a bite. Softest most delicious pancake I’ve had, not kidding. I knew that I had to go home and make my own version!!

I used my very favorite Buttermilk Pancakes recipe from my cookbook and turned them into the ones you see today. It could not have been more perfect and I can’t wait for you guys to try these!

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Here’s your line up of ingredients. You should be able to find lemon curd in the jam section of your grocery store. For those of you with Trader Joe’s, you can get it there too.

Flour and poppyseed

Start by adding your dry ingredients to your favorite large mixing bowl.

Buttermilk and egg

Buttermilk and egg up next!

curd, lemon and vanilla

Lemon curd, lemon zest and vanilla please 🙂

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The magic ingredient….Ricotta cheese. Oh yah!

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Give a nice mix and you are ready to start your pancakes.

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Spoon your batter into a nice hot skillet and cook both sides until golden and beautiful.

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Stack em’ up.

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Dust with powdered sugar and top with additional lemon curd. I like to garnish with fresh blueberries too.

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

To serve, place individual pancakes on plates, spread with a thin layer of lemon curd and drizzle lightly with warm pure maple syrup. Nothing better! Enjoy 🙂

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes


Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta PancakesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 25 min


  • 1 cup all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppyseeds


  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Place flour, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, egg, ricotta cheese, lemon curd, vanilla, lemon zest and poppyseeds into a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, spoon about 1/4 cup batter into center of pan. With spoon, form round pancake quickly. Let cook for 60 seconds or until batter starts to bubble. With spatula, flip and cook an additional minute or until cooked through and browned. Continue until all batter is used.
  3. Top each pancake with additional dusted powdered sugar, lemon curd and blueberries. Drizzle very lightly with pure maple syrup and enjoy.

Makes 8 Servings

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    Oh these are just perfect looking pancakes!

  2. 2

    Hello pancake perfection! I LOVE adding ricotta to make pancakes thick, and lemon poppyseed anything is always ah-may-zing! Pinned 🙂

  3. 3

    I’ve seen these all over the internet for months and I still haven’t given them a try. I guess there’s no more excuses I just need to do it!
    They look perfect!
    Have a gorgeous Monday Jenny!

  4. 4

    These pancakes look unreaaaaaal! So yummy!

  5. 5

    I wish I was having this for breakfast!

  6. 6

    I LOVE ricotta pancakes! These look amazing, Jenny!

  7. 7
    Christy says:


    This looks so yummy…..In the picture and the name of the pancakes there is poppyseeds but I don’t see them in the recipe….Plz help!!!


  8. 8

    Oh, I am SO making these!!! These look out of this world, Jenny!!!

  9. 9
    Maria says:

    Lemon pancakes are always a good idea!

  10. 10

    Now everyone in my family would go head over heels for these pancakes.

  11. 11

    Simply stunning! I’ll take a giant stack of these any day!

  12. 12

    These look just wonderful!I absolutely love ricotta pancakes,a nd the lemon -poppyseed sounds lovely!

  13. 13
    Nicole says:

    I am totally hooked on Ricotta pancakes and these look super good!

  14. 14

    I love using ricotta in baked goods and using it in pancakes must make them SO light and fluffy!! Love this inspiration, Jenny!

  15. 15
    marla says:

    LOVE these with all that lemon curd topping!

  16. 16
    Valarie says:

    Funny story about the poppy seeds. Where I live, we have to go to the customer service desk and show proper ID with proof of age before they hand them over. I’m seriously not kidding.

  17. 17
    naomi says:

    I’m so making these! I love the flavor combo in one of my favorite breakfast meals!

  18. 18
    Jess says:

    These pancakes look divine- love the addition of lemon curd into the batter!

  19. 19

    What a fun twist on the normal pancake breakfast

  20. 20

    Ricotta pancakes are the best, pulse lemon poppyseed so yum!

  21. 21
    Lauren says:

    These are so pretty! Those last few photos….swoon!

  22. 22
    Elizabeth says:

    Wow, these look amazing! What a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth for breakfast. I have never tried ricotta pancakes before but now will certainly give it a shot!

    • 22.1
      Jenny says:

      You are going to love them Elizabeth! It took me so long to try Ricotta pancakes, don’t know what I was waiting for!

  23. 23
    Gaby says:

    I don’t think I can wait to have these for breakfast, maybe we will have them for dinner tonight!

  24. 24

    Such beautiful pictures Jenny! I love how high your stack of pancakes are! And loving the flavor combo – yum! Pinned 🙂

  25. 25

    I’ve never made ricotta pancakes before, but these sound fantastic!

  26. 26

    If I can I will greet each perfect spring sunrise with these very delicious pancakes.

  27. 27

    […] have been on a major lemon poppyseed kick lately!  First my blondies, then those fabulous pancakes and now my shortbread bars!  You do not want to miss these buttery sweet iced lemon bars. […]

  28. 28
    Misa Khan says:

    Looking good i will try, Thanks!

  29. 29
    Jeff Winett says:

    I am not sure how long I’ve had this recipe in my vast array of saved recipe hyperlinks. Today is 3/16/16. All that matters is that I finally did make these pancakes this morning. I could kick myself for waiting so long to make these tender and moist, delicious pancakes from the God’s. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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