Lemon, Ricotta and Sour Cream Pancakes (Light Version)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Requested by MarraMamba in the "Lighten up your favorite comfort food" challenge. Original recipe: Lemon, Ricotta and Sour Cream Pancakes. These are delicious pancakes that are very fluffy and delicate, with a mild lemon flavor. Each serving contains 6.5 grams of fat, 2.8 grams of saturated fat, and 95 mg cholesterol (calculated from ingredient labels).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix ricotta, sour cream, regular tub margarine, vanilla, buttermilk, sugar, cinnamon, salt, lemon zest, and one whole egg until incorporated.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a whip attachment, beat four egg whites to stiff peaks.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder into the bowl of ricotta and other wet ingredients, and stir until barely combined.
  4. In several batches, gently fold egg whites into the batter (do not re-stir the batter again after this, or it will deflate).
  5. Ladle approximately ¼ cup of batter for each pancake onto prepared griddle. Cook until bottom is golden brown and bubbles start to form. Flip and cook second side until done.
  6. We love these topped with lemon curd, but you could also try them with maple syrup.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed these light, tender and oh so flavorful pancakes Maito. They were quick and easy to make with terrific results. I made them exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. They were so good. Made FYC Tag Game 2015.

Baby Kato April 14, 2015

Wow! What a treat! These were fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly with 2 exceptions - I used milk and lemon juice instead of buttermilk (a common substitution), and I used real butter instead of margarine (I couldn't resist!). I topped my pancakes with some homemade strawberry rhubarb jam I had in the fridge, and my husband used maple syrup. We both absolutely LOVED these!! Thank you so much Maito!!

rsnelling42 January 04, 2009

Very, very nice pancakes! I like eveything about these tasty treats! The taste provided by the cheese, sour cream & buttermilk is wonderful! I served them with a choice of syrup or curd, but I much preferred the flavor of the lemon curd! Thanks for sharing a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe cooking game]

Sydney Mike May 11, 2008