Recipe: Lemon Coconut Ricotta Pancakes

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 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
 ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 ¾ tsp baking powder
 ¾ tsp salt
 2 large eggs, room temperature
 1 ½ cups whole milk
 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
 ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
 2 tsp lemon zest
 unsalted butter for skillet or griddle
Serve with
 pure maple syrup
 whipped cream
 fresh berries



In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, coconut, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.


In another bowl, whisk the eggs. Mix in the milk, ricotta cheese and vanilla extract.


Add the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix quickly to combine. Mix in the lemon juice and zest. Do not over mix the batter.


Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Melt some butter in the skillet. Using a measuring cup, pour 1/3 cup portions of batter onto the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes until the tops are bubbling and the edges start to turn golden brown. Gently flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add more butter to the skillet as needed. Repeat with all of the batter. Serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream and berries.

Recipe: Lemon Coconut Ricotta Pancakes

~ Marla Meridith

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