Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

These sweet lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry sauce are perfect for a weekend breakfast. Light, fluffy and perfectly sweet. 

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce by Nutmeg Nanny

There is nothing more delicious than fresh ricotta.  While I have yet to make it (I need to get my act together!) I have picked it up a few times from our local grocery store.  Usually I eat one of two ways – on bread with a slice of prosciutto or I just stand in front of the refrigerator spooning into my mouth like I’m afraid it’s going to run away.

After I finally talked myself into trying something new, I settled on making pancakes. Why not? Pancakes are delicious and who doesn’t love a good pancake. Am I right?

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce by Nutmeg Nanny

These pancakes cooked up light, fluffy and full of flavor. The light hint of lemon added a nice fresh flavor. The pancakes are not sweet (there is no added sugar) but that is where the blueberry sauce comes in.  If you’re not a fan of blueberries (what?) or fruit on your pancakes (why would you not like that?) maple syrup is equally delicious too.

So, if you ever find yourself in the position of having fresh ricotta, lemons and blueberries I think you know what to make!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce by Nutmeg Nanny


Lemon Ricotta Pancake with Blueberry Sauce

Yield: about 40


For Pancakes:

  • 4 eggs - separated
  • 2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1-1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cup whole milk

For Sauce:

  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup water

Adapted from Epicurious


Separate egg yolks and whites. Add whites to small bowl. Set aside until needed.

Whisk yolks, ricotta, yogurt and lemon zest in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture to yolk mixture and stir until combined. Stir in milk. Using an electric mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter.

Cook on hot griddle.

For sauce, add all ingredients to a large pan and cook over medium heat until thick.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce by Nutmeg Nanny

26 Responses to “Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce”

  1. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — April 16, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Can I come over? Please? I’ll do dishes. 🙂 These look amazing.

  2. #
    Kathryn — April 16, 2012 at 4:36 am

    What a lovely combination of flavours! When I was in the US in December, I had some similar pancakes and they were absolutely delicious so I can’t wait to try these at home!

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    Pancakessssss! 🙂 These look amazing–that sauce! Oh yum!

  4. #
    Megan's Cookin' — April 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I’m loving the sound of these pancakes. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

  5. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — April 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Mmm! I can’t stand ricotta in anything really but pancakes are the exception! I want these for dinner tonight!

  6. #
    Ambika — April 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Looks like a pancake day! I also made some pancakes today. These look amazing, love the blueberry sauce!

  7. #
    Joanne — April 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I’m totally a spoon-fresh-ricotta-out-of-the-container-and-into-my-mouth girl. But I could totally be convinced to buy a second container for making these pancakes. They look great!

  8. #
    Deborah — April 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    These look absolutely heavenly!!

  9. #
    Jessie — April 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    very nice!

  10. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 17, 2012 at 4:49 am

    You have such gorgeous pancake pictures! Mine always look completely horrifying. Well done!

  11. #
    DessertForTwo — April 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Oooh I wish someone would make these for me! And serve them as breakfast in bed!

  12. #
    Winnie — April 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    These look completely fab. I made some fresh cheese that’s like ricotta…I may have to use it in pancakes 🙂

  13. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — April 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    WOW! These really look like the perfect breakfast!

  14. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — April 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I recently made lemon syrup for my pancakes, but I haven’t put lemon in the pancakes. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try it myself!

  15. #
    Blond Duck — May 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Hope you’re doing well!

  16. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — May 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    The combination of lemon, ricotta, and blueberry is one of my favorites… These look absolutely amazing!

  17. #
    Emily — May 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Yum! They’re absolutely gorgeous!

  18. #
    Emily — June 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Yum. You’ve got me craving pancakes now!

    I liked your day in the life. Your life is interesting. I can’t believe you have to stay out so late for work. I’m sure it has its advantages though.

  19. #
    LaChelle @ SugarDuchess — June 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Um… delicious! I need to get on this. This looks like a totally perfect breakfast to me. Seriously, pancakes with blueberries! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. #
    Erica — June 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    omgosh do these look amazing! I’ve never tried pancakes made with ricotta. I actually have some ricotta leftover in the fridge. Dinner tomorrow night? I think so!

  21. #
    Donna — June 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Made these pancakes this morning and had to post about them. They are so delicious. Thank you for the recipe.


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