Lemon Ricotta French Toast


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The last time we went out for breakfast as a family, we took a trip to J. Christopher. It’s one of The Hubs favorite breakfast spots. I decided to try the lemon ricotta pancakes on the special menu. I’ve never had lemon ricotta pancakes so this was a bold move for me. I figured why not? I love pancakes, like lemons and I enjoy ricotta cheese in lasagna. How bad could it be in a pancake? Well it was simply wonderful. I thought about the those pancakes for days and days until finally I decided to make a twist on the recipe. The end was result was Lemon Ricotta French Toast. OMG, it was so good, I almost ate the entire batch on my own. Little Z loved them and since she has been a picky eater lately, this french toast can be considered a toddler hit. The Hubs gave them a thumbs up too. Looks like Mama is winning with this dish.  

Here is the recipe. As you can see, I served them with mixed berries and maple syrup. Oh the yumminess. I’ll probably add a dollop of whipped cream the next time I make these. I’m planning to make them for a brunch with friends I’ve been planning in my head forever. 

Who wants to do brunch?

Lemon Ricotta French Toast
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  1. 1/3 C - Ricotta Cheese
  2. 1/3 C - Milk (I used 2%)
  3. 2 Eggs
  4. 2 Tbsp - Flour
  5. 1 Tsp - Sugar
  6. 3/4 Tsp - Vanilla Extract
  7. 1/8 Tsp - Cinnamon
  8. 1/8 Tsp - Nutmeg
  9. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  10. Zest of 1 lemon
  11. 6 Slices of Bread
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest.Gently fold this mixture into the dry ingredients until well combined.
  3. Place bread slices in a shallow baking pan. Pour batter over bread. Turn once to ensure well covered. Only dress as many slices of bread you will be cooking at one time (2.)
  4. Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or a small amount of butter. Cook the french toast until browned on the underside and about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the French toast on the other side, about one to two minutes longer. Repeat the process.
  5. Serve warm with fresh berries and maple syrup.
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  • Reply
    September 30, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    MJ, this looks delicious! If Little Z and the hubs love it, I’ll say it’s a keeper. Pinning.

    • Reply
      M J
      October 8, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      Thanks Adanna. They were a big hit.

  • Reply
    October 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Yum! Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering for breakfast at 3:45 pm lol.

    • Reply
      M J
      October 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      They were so good. I may more this weekend.

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    April 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    I already ate and this made me hungry. This looks soooo amazing!

    • Reply
      M J
      April 21, 2015 at 1:22 PM

      Thanks Holly. Keep it in ind for next time.

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