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Gluten Free Ricotta Lemon Pancakes and a Great Big Announcement!

by Carol Kicinski on June 7, 2009

I have a big announcement!

Hold on to your hats.

Sound the trumpets.

Drum roll please…

SIMPLY…Gluten-free is going on television!

That’s right. I am going to be doing a cooking segment for Daytime, a nationally syndicated morning show shown in 90 cities across the United States.

I am going to be cooking on TV!

And I am going to be cooking gluten-free on TV.

This is just another sign of the increased awareness of gluten intolerance and gluten-free lifestyles that is happening across the world. We are going mainstream baby.

Hopefully I don’t get my hair caught in the mixer, grate my fingers off or burn down the studio. After all, I want to make a good impression.

I shoot the episode on Thursday the 11th of June and will notify you all as soon as I know the air date.

In keeping with my philosophy of celebrating the abundance of gluten-free living and keeping it simple I am making an old standby in my house, I have posted a recipe for this on the blog before but here they are again, gussied up and ready for their close up:

Gluten Free Ricotta Lemon Pancakes Recipe


8 ounces Ricotta Cheese – room temperature
4 eggs – separated
zest of 1 lemon, finely grated (I use a micro plane)
big pinch of salt


Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In a separate bowl beat the ricotta cheese until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. Add the egg yolks, lemon zest and salt and beat until very smooth and fluffy. Take a scoop of the egg whites and mix into the yolk mixture to lighten it up some then fold the yolk mixture into the whites.

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat until hot then spray with gluten-free oil spray.

Scoop about 1/3 cup of the mixture onto the griddle for each pancake. The batter will be really fluffy so I push it down slightly with the bottom of the measuring cup to flatten it out a bit. Cook over medium heat until browned on the bottom and the batter is cooked through – about 5 minutes. Flip over and cook until the pancakes feel firm to the touch, this just takes another minute or two.


Makes 12 gluten free pancakes.

These gluten free pancakes are very light and soufflé-like and will deflate slightly if they sit for very long but will still be delicious.

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Categories:    Breakfast & Brunch
  • silvanausa

    and this good news will follow you

  • mb

    Congratulations! Super news! I hope you can post a video sometime for us non-TV watchers (especially in the morning). Make us proud!

  • Naomi Devlin

    yay! Fantastic news x x x

  • Jeanine

    Wow! Congratulations! That is wonderful news!
    And those pancakes are calling my name…I just so happen to have everything on hand too! Looks delicious!

  • glutonicwoman

    Very exciting! I'm sorry you won't be on the Boston affiliate, but I'm definitely going to tell my mother, who lives in Atlanta.

  • H.Peter

    Somebody please tape it and post it on You Tube. Bloopers and all….hehe

  • gfe–gluten free easily

    Such fabulous news for all of US (and others who don't know they are US yet)! I love that you selected a naturally gluten free recipe to share. Those pancakes are gorgeous. As the old show biz folks always say, "Break a leg" girl! (I have no idea what that means … I just know they always said it before a performance. LOL)


  • withoutadornment

    Congratulation on making it on TV! That's really exciting!

    Those pancakes look amazing – you're making me hungry even though I already ate breakfast!

  • Linda

    Wow! Congratulations. I hope I'm able to watch when it airs.

  • Diane-The Whole Gang

    CONGRATULATIONS! How cool is that. I hope you did a happy dance. Have fun and be yourself!

  • Peter G

    Congratulations Carol! This is very exciting news! Make sure there's a youtube version for us to watch, whoa re overseas!

  • Rachel

    Fantastic news! You'll be great and your cakes will dazzle 'em!

  • Gluten-Free in South Florida

    Congratulations!!! That is very exciting.

  • Jennifer

    Congrats-how exciting! I can not wait to hear more details

  • Kristen

    That is fabulous! I hope that I can see you too! Keep us posted.

  • Erin Swing

    Yeah! Congrats! Tell us when and where it will be aired. Will you be aired in Cincinnati?

  • Karen

    There is no flour of any kind in this pancake recipe? Hmmmmm…..

  • LucindaSarina

    That's so exciting! I hope it's aired here in NYC!

  • Lynn

    I make ricotta pancakes using Pamela's baking mix and they are very delicate and delicous so I imagine that these must be even more delicate. Maybe they should not be called pancakes but ricotta cakes.

  • kiss my spatula

    amazing news – congratulations!!

    i want your pancakes for dinner tonight!

    congrats, again!

  • Amy Green

    Congrats!! Every food blogger's dream. So glad that you're going to bring more exposure to gluten-free eating. Also, noticed your June event and am already doing a mental inventory of my "manly" recipes. :)

  • Alejandro Delgado

    Those are great news!! all the best in this new adventure… the world will be living better & benefiting from your knowledge and you will be enjoying of a much better living sharing your knowledge which is something you obviously like to do… well deserved! Congrats!!!

  • Anonymous

    I happen to catch you on the morning show and had to try this receipe!! This is excellent – thank YOU! I will have to try some of the other recipes

  • bezajel


    Congrats for the TV spot! I'm new to your blog, but I just adopted you and made this recipe for the adopt a gluten-free blogger event!


    Very cool! And I'm going to try these pancakes with yogurt – should work. Best of luck!

  • Keegan

    This sounds really tasty, but do you have a non-dairy alternative to the ricotta? I love pancakes, especially easy ones like this!

  • ackdavis

    Carol, can this pancake recipe work with cholesterol-free eggs, such as egg-beaters? Thank you.

  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    Hey Carol! I just made these – and they are delicious. Love that they are grain free as well as gluten free!

  • Jesica Ronning

    Going to try these this week, including alot of your other recipes! You are awesome! Good luck on QVC, you will do great! Looking forward to buying your book! I almost cried when I found your website, because I have felt helpless in finding good GF recipes for my family and I! Thank you so much!

    • Carol, Simply Gluten Free

      Oh my gosh – thank you so much! Good luck to you and your family and happy gluten-free eating!


    I have to eat gluten free food.Its really really! hard not to eat wheat.


    but im kind of growing out of it.and im pretty young.


    this does look pretty good

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