Combine the flour, baking powder, white sugar and salt in a bowl.
Whisk lightly a few times to mix.
In a large bowl, combine the milk, egg, melted butter, vanilla, lemon juice and zest.
Whisk to mix.
Add in the ricotta cheese and continue to mix. It’s okay to have clumps of ricotta cheese.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Whisk lightly until combined or you see just a few traces of flour.
Do not over mix or you will get tough pancakes.
The batter will be thicker and a little clumpy from the cheese.
Over medium heat, melt some butter in a pan and let it brown just a little.
Add in 1/2 cup of the batter and let it become a nice golden brown before flipping!
Top with organic maple syrup, a little lemon zest and some powdered sugar. Yum!