Lemon ‘n Cheese Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Lemon and Cheese Pancakes

These Lemon ‘n Cheese Pancakes are ah-mazing. They are super fluffy, sweet, tangy and filling. Plus, the cottage cheese and mascarpone cheese add a hearty protein component to these delicious pancakes. The strawberry sauce is the perfect addition to these pancakes. I didn’t even use maple syrup on top of mine. Gasp, I am going to have to surrender my Canadian card soon.

The filling part is the most important aspect for my boys. They love pancakes. They love them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, they can eat endless numbers of them and multiple times I have had to whip up another batch of batter because my husband and I didn’t get any pancakes the first time around. My usual pancakes contain oats, which fills the boys up pretty well. However, I decided to experiment with this new recipe for dinner tonight.

Breakfast for dinner is one of my family’s favorite meals. I paired these pancakes with bacon and fresh fruit. I also made the kids eat some carrot sticks to get some vegetables in them.

Lemon ‘n Cheese Pancake Recipe

Lemon and Cheese pancake recipe


  1. These pancakes will be really fluffy. So I actually cooked them at a lower temperature than normal for pancakes, to make sure that they were cooked all the way through. (uncooked pancakes is one of my husbands pet-peeves).
  2. If you don’t have mascarpone cheese, use extra cottage cheese or ricotta.

This recipe was inspired by the Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes in the cookbook, The Looneyspoons Collection: Good Food, Good Health, Good Fun! I have featured many recipes that I have tweaked from this cookbook. I have loved all their recipes that I have tried, I just don’t seem to have all the ingredients to follow the recipe exact. For instance, I didn’t have ricotta, so I substituted with other cheese to make these Lemon ‘n Cheese pancakes. (on a sided note, my boys love the word, substitute…pronounced: Substi-TOOT).

Strawberry Sauce Recipe

fresh strawberry syrup


  1. If you don’t have frozen mixed berries, add some more fresh strawberries to the recipe.
  2. I start the sauce before I start the pancakes, so that the sauce has time to thicken a bit more before serving.


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  1. 1

    Sounds delicious! Do the pancakes have a cheese taste or do they just make them fluffier? My son has a thing when it comes to cheeses. Sometimes he likes it sometimes he doesn’t.

    • 2

      It just makes the pancakes a bit more hearty and smooth. My kids and husband didn’t realize their was cheese in them until after I told them.

  2. 3
    Elaine Matthews

    I really love breakfast and I really love this recipe!! I will be featuring you tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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