Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Pancakes. Can one ever get enough? Not me. There is no such thing as too many pancakes and I love experimenting with new flavors. What screams summer more than blueberries and lemon?! And these pancakes are more sophisticated because they also include ricotta cheese.

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

If you have never tried baking with ricotta, I recommend trying it like right this second. It’s a mild cheese that works really well in both savory and sweet dishes. When using ricotta for baking, it makes them nice and fluffy without adding a lot of fat. It also gives these pancakes a creamier texture. Paired with big bursting blueberries and lemon juice and zest, these pancakes just make me so happy. I couldn’t wait to finish taking the photos so I could start gobbling them right up!

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole or part skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup blueberries

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and the salt.
  2. Make a well in the center, add in the ricotta cheese, eggs, milk, and the lemon zest and juice. Gently stir in with the dry ingredients until just combined, do not overmix. Fold in the blueberries.
  3. To cook the pancakes, add a pat of butter to a pan or griddle heated over medium-low to medium heat. Scoop some of the batter, about 1/4 cup (I used a large cookie scoop) onto the pan. Cook until bubbles appear on top and then flip the pancake and continue cooking another 2-3 minutes until the pancake is cooked through.  Repeat with remaining pancakes.
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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

   

2 comments

  1. Ricotta really is so awesome in baking! These pancakes sound so so good. Lemon and blueberry is just so hard to resist in any form!!

  2. Those pancakes look so thick, fat and fluffy! I totally wish I had a stack right now.

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