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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


About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...


Saturday 30th of June 2012

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


Thursday 7th of June 2012

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!

LaChelle @ SugarDuchess

Friday 1st of June 2012

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


Friday 1st of June 2012

Yum. You've got me craving pancakes now!

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Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Yum! They're absolutely gorgeous!


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