Healthy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Jun. 4. 2019

Almond Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Jun. 4. 2019
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Looking for a new pancake recipe to try? Try these fresh, light, and simple to make Almond Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

You may have noticed already, but we here at Nutrition Stripped have been on a bit of an Almond Ricotta kick. It all began when we were deciding what to batch cook for the weekend, and I was leafing through the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook and I stumbled upon a recipe for Almond Ricotta Lasagna.

Ever since then, I have been completely obsessed with the versatility of almond ricotta and if you’re anything like me, these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are going to be your jam!

Healthy Pancakes

The inspiration for these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes was to create a much healthier option that tasted just as good but uses more health-conscious ingredients.

By using almond flour, coconut sugar, and of course almond ricotta, these pancakes are an excellent way to have a healthy breakfast option that still suits your sweet tooth, all while giving a nice boost of protein. Add some of your favorite fresh fruit on top and you’re all set!

Pancake mix hack

Here’s a fun little hack, you can make extra batches of the dry ingredients and store them in your pantry for quick, impromptu pancakes. If stored in an airtight container your pancake mix will stay fresh for about 10 days!

There really is no wrong answer when it comes to how you top your pancakes, but here are a couple of our favorites…

  • Fresh peaches
  • Maple syrup
  • Chopped mint and honey
  • Walnuts, pecans, or macadamia nuts, just pick your favorite!



A vitamin C rich low sugar fruit that adds zing to your meals with both its flavor and vitamin C boost! Try squeezing fresh lemon on greens, in smoothies, on pasta, and on fish/shrimp/chicken/etc. to help increase the absorption of iron, especially non-heme iron from plant-based proteins and plant foods.


Almonds are a good source of B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, molybdenum, monounsaturated fats, fiber, and plant-based protein. In a nutshell (food pun intended), is the nutrient breakdown of about 1 cup of almonds, which is roughly 4 servings:

  • 125% DV of Vitamin E
  • 109% DV of manganese
  • 64% DV of magnesium
  • 57% DV of riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • 47% DV of copper
  • 46% DV of phosphorus
  • 25% DV of calcium
  • 20% DV of iron
  • 20g protein
  • 11g fiber
  • 47g total fat, which breaks down to about 29g monounsaturated fat, 11g polyunsaturated fat, 3g saturated fat, and total omega-3 fatty acids 5.7 mg (omega-6 is 11462 mg)

The Recipe

Serves about 8 pancakes



1 cup almond flour

1/2 cup rice flour

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 large eggs

1 cup almond milk, more if needed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup avocado oil

1 tablespoon lemon zest

3/4 cup lemon almond ricotta


Step 1

Make the Almond Ricotta recipe and add a juice of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, rice flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and stir to combine.

In a clean medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, avocado oil and whisk to combine.

Fold together with dry ingredients, fold in almond ricotta.

Step 3

Heat coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering.

Using a ladle, pour batter into skillet to form 4 pancakes. Cook until bubbles begin to rise to the top and pop and bottom is a golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip pancakes and cook until batter sets about 2 minutes.


Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can’t wait to see you try it!

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