Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

Average Rating:5 Stars 5 Reviews
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes per batch
Servings:4 servings

Sweet enough to eat without maple syrup and fluffy enough to melt in your mouth, these blueberry pancakes are a real treat. Low-fat ricotta cheese and beaten egg whites lighten the batter. Freshly grated lemon zest gives a hint of flavor. Eat as is or dust with confectioners' sugar.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Driscoll's Blueberries plus more for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. Set aside. In a separate large bowl, whisk together ricotta, egg yolks, milk, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture just until combined.
  3. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold beaten egg whites into pancake mixture just until blended.
  4. Lightly grease a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Pour heaping 1/4 cup batter onto griddle and spread to make about 4-inch pancake. Drop about 10 blueberries onto each pancake. Cook 3 minutes, or until edges are dry and bottom is golden. Flip pancake and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until lightly golden on both sides. Adjust heat as needed to prevent burning. Place pancakes on a heatproof platter and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter and blueberries. Garnish with additional blueberries if desired.

Serving Size:

Total Fat:7.94g
Saturated Fat:4.06g
Total Carbohydrates:45.58g
Dietary Fiber:2.18g
5 Stars
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4.5 Stars
Easy and very good

This was very easy to make. I didn't change the recipe. It is so good.

5 Stars
Prettier than the picture

The recipe came out great. They were light and easy to eat. I loaded mine up with the biggest blueberries and cooked them a bit longer, so the blueberries were literally bursting.

5 Stars

This is by far the best recipe for blueberry pancakes i have ever made, and i've made my share of pancakes. They are so light and fluffy. I made mine with whole milk ricotta and whole milk as we don't have any of that fat free/low cal stuff in our pantry/fridge. They came out amazing.

5 Stars
A winner

Fluffy pillows of ricotta cheese mixed with the aroma of lemons; need I say more?

5 Stars

I made these this morning and my husband and I both were happy! I will make again!

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