In a large bowl, not a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, stir together milk, ricotta, orange juice, eggs, and zest.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter should be a bit lumpy, do not overmix.
Spray griddle or large pan with cooking spray (I prefer coconut oil spray) and heat on medium heat.
Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to pour batter onto cooking surface.
Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes until edges start to bubble, flip and cook the other side for about a minute until side is golden brown.
Remove from pan, top with butter and syrup and whipped cream!