Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
with Cherry Maple Syrup, Walnuts, & Lemony Crème Fraîche | 4 Servings
Show Mom the best of brunch with these decadent lemon ricotta pancakes. Take this scrumptious stack to the next level with a dollop of zesty crème fraîche, a drizzle of cherry maple syrup, and a sprinkle of crunchy walnuts. It’s so decadent and delicious, you may never feel the need to pay for fancy brunch again. Break out the special plates and get the whole family involved with this kid-friendly recipe!
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(Contains Eggs, Milk, Wheat)
(Contains Tree Nuts)
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Optional: Preheat oven to 200 degrees for warming pancakes later on. Wash and dry produce. Zest and quarter lemon. Place 2 TBSP butter in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave until melted, 30 seconds. Set aside. Set aside one packet crème fraîche for pancake batter.
In a second small bowl, combine remaining crème fraîche, ¼ tsp lemon zest, ½ tsp sugar, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to taste.
Heat a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add jam and maple syrup. Cook until bubbling, 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat; stir in 3 TBSP plain butter until melted. Add a couple squeezes of lemon juice (save at least one wedge for pancake batter) and a big pinch of salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, ricotta, eggs*, melted butter, reserved crème fraîche, 1 tsp lemon zest, and juice from one lemon wedge. In a large bowl, combine tempura mix, ¼ cup sugar, and ½ tsp salt. Whisk in milk mixture until just combined.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium heat. (TIP: Use butter instead of oil for richer-flavored pancakes.) Add ¼-cup scoops of batter to pan. Once bubbles form on tops of pancakes (about 1-2 minutes), flip and cook until golden, 30-60 seconds more. TIP: Lower heat if pancakes begin to brown too quickly. Transfer to a plate. TIP: To keep your pancakes nice and warm, transfer to a baking sheet as you make them; place in preheated oven until ready to serve. Repeat process with remaining batter, adding more oil (or butter) between batches if necessary. TIP: For quicker cooking, use 2 nonstick pans, or a griddle if you have one.
Warm syrup over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes. Divide pancakes between plates; top with syrup, walnuts, and a dollop of lemony crème fraîche. (Alternatively, set up a toppings bar: Serve the syrup, walnuts, and crème fraîche in individual bowls and let everyone assemble as they please. You can also serve pancakes with butter or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar.)