RECIPES: Fluffy Lemon- Ricotta Pancakes

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Fluffy Lemon- Ricotta Pancakes

INGREDIENTS:

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda   ½ tsp table salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 large eggs, yolks and whites separated

2 Tbsp granulated sugar

2 Tbsp lemon zest, or more to taste   ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese   3 sprays cooking spray

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat together buttermilk, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest and ricotta cheese by hand. In a clean bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture until just combined; gently fold in egg whites until they are just incorporated. Coat a large nonstick griddle or pan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Spoon batter into pan in batches using  ¼ cup of batter for each pancake; cook until lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove pancakes to a tray in a warm oven and repeat with remaining batter (being careful not to spray cooking spray into open flame). Yields 2 pancakes per serving.