Low-FODMAP Lemon Ricotta Pancakes; Gluten-free

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Lemon ricotta pancakes.  Dusted with confectioner’s sugar.  These are light, airy, luscious and so amazing.  Squirt a little lemon juice over the top for extra lemony flavor.

I don’t know when it happened, but lemon ricotta pancakes started popping up in all my favorite restaurant menus.  Then in the book I was reading.  I became obsessed.  I needed to make this type of pancake for myself and all my FODMAP, gluten-free readers!

I borrowed some tips from my low-FODMAP Blueberry Pancakes recipe, and created the most heavenly, beautiful and delectable low-FODMAP lemon ricotta pancake you will ever have.  Guaranteed to please everyone at your table!

This Valentine’s Day or Mother’s day, make your special someone happy with these on a tray for breakfast.  Or look for other options on my low-FODMAP Mother’s Day Menu, low-FODMAP Valentine’s Romantic recipes and low-FODMAP Best Breakfast Collections!

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Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

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the low-fodmap IBS solution

Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients (using available FODMAP data at time of posting)

Serves 4-6

Yield: 15-16 pancakes

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Total time: 25 min


  • 1 & 1/2 cups GF Bisquick pancake mix
    • For a copycat recipe, see the link in our low-FODMAP Recipe Swap blog (note that GF Bisquick contains small amounts of salt and sugar in the blend as well as leaveners)
    • We have not tried other brands, and cannot verify they will have the same results
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on your desired sweetness)
  • 1 cup of low-FODMAP milk (such as almond milk or lactose-free)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) ricotta cheese, room temperature
    • You can use full fat or lower fat ricotta, I used whole milk ricotta
    • 40 grams or 2 tbsp is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest and Juice of one medium lemon: this yields about:
    • 1-2 tablespoons lemon zest
    • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • Your preferred oil, for frying (I used canola)
  • Confectioner’s sugar and additional lemon slices, for serving


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat to begin warming and then add a little oil to warm
  • Whisk together your GF Bisquick and sugar in a medium bowl
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and low-FODMAP milk together, then add vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice
    • Add the lemon ingredients slowly to temper the mixture
  • Add the slightly cooled melted butter a little at a time and combine again
  • Next, gently fold in the ricotta, maintaining it’s texture
  • Add the GF Bisquick/sugar mixture and stir until just combined (lumps are OK!)
  • When your skillet is hot, pour 1/4 cup – 1/3 cup of the liquid for each pancake on the skillet
    • You may wish to make these larger, it is up to you
  • Watch edges closely and flip these when golden brown
  • When cooked, transfer to a plate until they are all completed cooking
  • Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve with additional butter, fresh fruit and lemon slices.  Can also use maple syrup!

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