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Lemon-Ricotta Cornmeal Waffles Recipe

If you’re looking for a lighter waffle option, these Lemon-Ricotta Cornmeal Waffles are a perfect choice. Made with cornmeal and ricotta cheese, they’re full of flavor but light and fluffy at the same time. And the addition of fresh lemon juice gives them a bright, zesty flavor that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Lemon-Ricotta Cornmeal Waffles Recipe

Recipe by JENNIFER ADAMCourse: BreakfastCuisine: American


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With an excellent hint of lemon flavor and ricotta cheese Lemon-Ricoote, Cornmeal Waffles are a perfect addition to your breakfast table. With the creamy richness and fresh berries topping it has the right ingredients to turn you on for a fantastic day.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 2 tbsp lemon extract

  • ½ tbsp salt

  • 1 cup fine yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tbsp lemon zest

  • Cooking Spray

  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 1½ cup half-and-half

  • 4 pcs large Egg, separated

  • Pure Maple syrup

  • Crisp bacon strips

  • Melted butter

  • Frozen berries

  • Waffle Iron

  • Oven

  • Food Processor

  • Mixing Bowl & Whisk

  • Beater – Electric or Manual


  • Heat your best thin waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions and preheat the oven to 200°.
  • In a food processor, beat the ricotta cheese with lemon juice, egg yolk, sugar, half-and-half,  and milk until smooth. Grab a large mixing bowl and whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour into the cheese mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Stir in the melted butter. Beat the egg white with an electric beater, fold the batter in egg white and add in the lemon zest.
  • Brush your waffle iron with non-stick cooking oil or cooking spray. Spoon the batter on the waffle iron and close the waffle iron. Cook until the waffles become fluffy and you get your desired crispiness.
  • Serve them immediately with maple syrup, bacon strips, and melted butter. If not, transfer them to the cooling racks placed on the baking sheets in the oven.

Nutritional Info – Amount per Serving

  • Calories 406; Carbohydrates 52.2g; Saturated Fat 16.6g; Protein 12.3g; Cholesterol 133.9mg; Sodium 622.6mg.