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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Tomorrow is National Pancake Day and we are celebrating a day early to make sure you have the recipe for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce. These pancakes are heavenly. Make sure you get up a little early tomorrow morning so you can enjoy a special breakfast. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on these delightful pancakes.

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The ricotta cheese keeps these pancakes light and delicate, while the lemon adds a refreshing twist. The pancakes are delicious plain, but the blueberry sauce adds a sweet ending to these melt in your mouth pancakes.

Happy National Pancake Day! If you aren’t a morning person, don’t worry, you can have Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce for dinner or dessert. They are superb any time of the day.

Here are a few of our other favorite pancake recipes:

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Yield: Serves 4-5


To make the blueberry sauce:

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water

1. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and cornstarch and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and stir in lemon juice and cornstarch mixture. Stir until the sauce thickens slightly.  Cover to keep warm and set aside.

To make the pancakes:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon canola oil


1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, egg, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest, and canola oil. Gently fold this mixture into the dry ingredients until flour disappears. Don't over mix. The batter will be thick.

3. Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.  Drop about 1/3 cup of batter onto the hot griddle or skillet. Cook the pancakes until browned on the underside and beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the pancakes on the other side, about two minutes longer. Continue making pancakes until batter is gone. Serve warm with blueberry sauce.

Adapted from Noble Pig

If you like these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, you might also like:

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce from Annie Eats
Orange Ricotta Pancakes from Fake Ginger
Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes from The Kitchn

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163 Responses to “Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce”

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  1. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) — February 28, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    I love pancakes with ricotta! The addition of the lemon and blueberry just sounds delightful! :)

  2. Cherine — February 28, 2011 @ 4:13 am

    Gorgeous pancakes!

  3. Rosa — February 28, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    Those pancakes look to die for!



  4. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 28, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    These are making my mouth water!

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — February 28, 2011 @ 4:51 am

    The flavors in this just have gotta be outta this world….yum!

  6. Erica — February 28, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    I have had a ricotta pancake recipe book marked for the longest time- I need to finally give it a try! Yours look gorgeous, especially with the blueberry sauce

  7. jenna laughs — February 28, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    I love the way you set the table in that first picture – huge plate of pancakes, hot tea, bacon … I just wanted to sit down and have at it!

  8. Katrina — February 28, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    Mmm I love ricotta pancakes. The lemon idea sounds awesome.

  9. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — February 28, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    My husband is a huge fan of pancakes and me not so much but I do like ricotta pancakes – this will make both of us happy!

  10. cathyb@brightbakes — February 28, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    Delightful looking, to be sure! I’ve never added ricotta to my pancakes…will have to give these a try, but just gonna say, it’s hard to be those streusal pancakes!! 😉
    cathy b.

    • twopeas replied: — February 28th, 2011 @ 10:40 am

      I know, those cinnamon streusel pancakes are divine!

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 28, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Oh, gosh. These are just about perfect. I’ve yet to experiment with ricotta in pancakes. Delicious idea!

  12. marla {family fresh cooking} — February 28, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Maria, this fluffy stack of pancakes looks awesome! Gotta love that blueberry sauce :)

  13. Amanda — February 28, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    GAH orgeous!!! These look absolutely amazing!!!

  14. Melissa — February 28, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    They do look light and delicate.

  15. Jenny Flake — February 28, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Those are downright beautiful! My stomach is growling now!

  16. Taylor — February 28, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Wow these look delicious! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon! Thanks for sharing

  17. Amy | She Wears Many Hats — February 28, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    One of my favorite flavor combos! Delish!

  18. Eliana — February 28, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    Wish I could have started my day with these instead of my boring cereal today. They look amazing!

  19. Jennifer (Savor) — February 28, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Must get ricotta in my pancakes – stat!

  20. bridget {bake at 350} — February 28, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    These look phenomenal! Gorgeous pictures, too!!!

  21. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 28, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    Gorgeous breakfast!

  22. megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 28, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    beautiful! They look so light and fluffy :)

  23. BeckyRos — February 28, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    I made a similar recipe from Cristie and loved them! I need to make these again soon! Happy National Pancake Day tomorrow!

  24. Shaina — February 28, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    Lemon and blueberries are two of my favorite things. I’ve made the french toast version of this. I’m excited to make the pancake one now!

    • twopeas replied: — February 28th, 2011 @ 10:39 am

      Now I want to try your french toast:)

  25. Lesley Lifting Life — February 28, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    These sound, and look amazing, Maria!! Mmmm!

    Have a great Monday! : ]

  26. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 28, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    This looks great Maria!

  27. Jamie — February 28, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    I have been wanting to make lemon ricotta pancakes for ages! They look thick and luscious and I so love them with the blueberry sauce! I’m sold! Gorgeous!

  28. Tracey — February 28, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    They look great Maria! Lemon and blueberry go so well together.

  29. Linda — February 28, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Thank you Maria! Finally a recipe for these wonderful flavors where you don’t have to whip the whites separately and then fold them in. I will definitely try these soon.

  30. Joanne — February 28, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Oh wow! that is so vibrant. I have always wanted to make ricotta pancakes and these lemony beauties seem like the perfect way to start!

  31. Pam — February 28, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    I love, love, love this recipe! Bookmarked.

  32. Kathy - Panini Happy — February 28, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    All right, that’s twice in a week that we made the same breakfast treat over the weekend! I tried the lemon ricotta pancake recipe from King Arthur (with Meyer lemons) and our breakfast guests loved them. Yours look absolutely lovely. Can’t wait to see what we’ll both be making this weekend! :-)

    • twopeas replied: — February 28th, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

      Great minds think alike:) I love that we are so in tune with each other!

  33. Berneda — February 28, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Would this recipe work with a healthier flour and less sugar in the blueberrie sauce? It does look delightful.

    • twopeas replied: — February 28th, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

      Of course. Feel free to make the recipe healthier:)

  34. Bridget — February 28, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    As much as I love experimenting with interesting pancake recipes, somehow I have never made a ricotta version. And I love combining lemon with blueberries, so clearly this is where I need to start!

  35. Amanda — February 28, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    My jaw dropped when I saw these photos, girl!!! Gorgeous!!

  36. Tracy — February 28, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    These look great! Bookmarking this for when blueberries come back in season!

  37. Cookin' Canuck — February 28, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    These sounds fantastic! I would happily sit down to a stack of these beauties.

  38. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 28, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Oh, wow, these look so light and fluffy! My husband and I enjoy pancakes together a few times per week and are always looking to try something new. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I’ll have to give it a try with the excess of lemons and ricotta we have!

  39. Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls — February 28, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    These look incredible! Like always, I’m drooling looking at your pictures! Mmm, insanely delicious!

  40. Parsley Sage — February 28, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    These look lovely! Did you know its also Peanut Butter Lover’s Day tomorrow? Two awesome days in one :)

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