Lemon Ricotta Pancakes recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and a Great Big Announcement!

I have a big announcement!

Hold on to your hats.

Sound the trumpets.

Drum roll please…

Gluten Free & More is going on television!

That’s right. I am going to be doing a cooking segment for Daytime, a nationally syndicated morning show shown in 90 cities across the United States.

I am going to be cooking on TV!

And I am going to be cooking gluten-free on TV.

This is just another sign of the increased awareness of gluten intolerance and gluten-free lifestyles that is happening across the world. We are going mainstream, baby.

Hopefully, I don’t get my hair caught in the mixer, grate my fingers off or burn down the studio. After all, I want to make a good impression.

I shoot the episode on Thursday, the 11th of June and will notify you all as soon as I know the air date.

In keeping with my philosophy of celebrating the abundance of gluten-free living and keeping it simple, I am making an old standby in my house. I have posted a recipe for Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes on the blog before but here they are again, gussied up and ready for their close up!

And click here to see my cooking demonstration of this recipe on Daytime TV!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes recipe
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Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 4 eggs separated
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese room temperature
  • 1 lemon zested finely (I use a microplane)
  • Big pinch of salt


  • Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the ricotta cheese until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes). Add the egg yolks, lemon zest and salt and beat until very smooth and fluffy. Take a scoop of the egg whites and mix into the yolk mixture to lighten it up some, then fold the yolk mixture into the whites.
  • Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat until hot then spray with gluten-free oil spray.
  • Scoop about 1/3 cup of the mixture onto the griddle for each pancake. The batter will be really fluffy so I push it down slightly with the bottom of the measuring cup to flatten it out a bit. Cook over medium heat until browned on the bottom and the batter is cooked through (about 5 minutes). Flip over and cook until the pancakes feel firm to the touch. This just takes another minute or two.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Daytime TV Lemon Pancakes Recipe Ricotta
  1. silvanausa
    June 7, 2009

    and this good news will follow you

  2. mb
    June 8, 2009

    Congratulations! Super news! I hope you can post a video sometime for us non-TV watchers (especially in the morning). Make us proud!

  3. Naomi Devlin
    June 8, 2009

    yay! Fantastic news x x x

  4. Jeanine
    June 8, 2009

    Wow! Congratulations! That is wonderful news!
    And those pancakes are calling my name…I just so happen to have everything on hand too! Looks delicious!

  5. glutonicwoman
    June 8, 2009

    Very exciting! I'm sorry you won't be on the Boston affiliate, but I'm definitely going to tell my mother, who lives in Atlanta.

  6. H.Peter
    June 8, 2009

    Somebody please tape it and post it on You Tube. Bloopers and all….hehe

  7. gfe--gluten free easily
    June 8, 2009

    Such fabulous news for all of US (and others who don't know they are US yet)! I love that you selected a naturally gluten free recipe to share. Those pancakes are gorgeous. As the old show biz folks always say, "Break a leg" girl! (I have no idea what that means … I just know they always said it before a performance. LOL)


  8. withoutadornment
    June 8, 2009

    Congratulation on making it on TV! That's really exciting!

    Those pancakes look amazing – you're making me hungry even though I already ate breakfast!

  9. Linda
    June 8, 2009

    Wow! Congratulations. I hope I'm able to watch when it airs.

  10. Diane-The Whole Gang
    June 8, 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS! How cool is that. I hope you did a happy dance. Have fun and be yourself!

  11. Peter G
    June 8, 2009

    Congratulations Carol! This is very exciting news! Make sure there's a youtube version for us to watch, whoa re overseas!

  12. Rachel
    June 9, 2009

    Fantastic news! You'll be great and your cakes will dazzle 'em!

  13. Gluten-Free in South Florida
    June 9, 2009

    Congratulations!!! That is very exciting.

  14. Jennifer
    June 9, 2009

    Congrats-how exciting! I can not wait to hear more details

  15. Kristen
    June 9, 2009

    That is fabulous! I hope that I can see you too! Keep us posted.

  16. Erin Swing
    June 10, 2009

    Yeah! Congrats! Tell us when and where it will be aired. Will you be aired in Cincinnati?

  17. Karen
    June 10, 2009

    There is no flour of any kind in this pancake recipe? Hmmmmm…..

  18. LucindaSarina
    June 11, 2009

    That's so exciting! I hope it's aired here in NYC!

  19. Lynn
    June 11, 2009

    I make ricotta pancakes using Pamela's baking mix and they are very delicate and delicous so I imagine that these must be even more delicate. Maybe they should not be called pancakes but ricotta cakes.

  20. kiss my spatula
    June 11, 2009

    amazing news – congratulations!!

    i want your pancakes for dinner tonight!

    congrats, again!

  21. Amy Green
    June 11, 2009

    Congrats!! Every food blogger's dream. So glad that you're going to bring more exposure to gluten-free eating. Also, noticed your June event and am already doing a mental inventory of my "manly" recipes. :)

  22. Alejandro Delgado
    June 19, 2009

    Those are great news!! all the best in this new adventure… the world will be living better & benefiting from your knowledge and you will be enjoying of a much better living sharing your knowledge which is something you obviously like to do… well deserved! Congrats!!!

  23. Anonymous
    June 23, 2009

    I happen to catch you on the morning show and had to try this receipe!! This is excellent – thank YOU! I will have to try some of the other recipes

  24. bezajel
    June 24, 2009


    Congrats for the TV spot! I'm new to your blog, but I just adopted you and made this recipe for the adopt a gluten-free blogger event!

  25. comfybelly.com
    July 19, 2009

    Very cool! And I'm going to try these pancakes with yogurt – should work. Best of luck!

  26. Keegan
    July 19, 2009

    This sounds really tasty, but do you have a non-dairy alternative to the ricotta? I love pancakes, especially easy ones like this!

  27. ackdavis
    August 7, 2009

    Carol, can this pancake recipe work with cholesterol-free eggs, such as egg-beaters? Thank you.

  28. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
    November 7, 2010

    Hey Carol! I just made these – and they are delicious. Love that they are grain free as well as gluten free!

  29. Jesica Ronning
    March 20, 2011

    Going to try these this week, including alot of your other recipes! You are awesome! Good luck on QVC, you will do great! Looking forward to buying your book! I almost cried when I found your website, because I have felt helpless in finding good GF recipes for my family and I! Thank you so much!

    1. Oh my gosh – thank you so much! Good luck to you and your family and happy gluten-free eating!

    December 26, 2011

    I have to eat gluten free food.Its really really! hard not to eat wheat.

    December 26, 2011

    but im kind of growing out of it.and im pretty young.

    December 26, 2011

    this does look pretty good

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