These Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are super silky and creamy. They’re packed with plump blueberries and brightened up with fresh lemon zest!
Almost a year ago, after visiting an amazing breakfast place in Orange County, I recreated one of my favorites from the restaurant, these Blood Orange Ricotta Pancakes. The ricotta in the pancakes makes them soooo silky and creamy, and they seriously were the best thing ever.
For some reason, despite how amazing those pancakes were, I haven’t made them since! But the other day I got to thinking about them. And decided they needed to happen again.
I didn’t have any blood oranges (I get a ton every year from a family member with a tree, but this year they were early, maybe because of all the rain we got, and long gone), but I figured any citrus would work. So I decided to switch up the flavors a little bit, and since blueberry pancakes are such a classic, they were an obvious choice. And lemon and blueberries go together like peas and carrots, so I used lemon in place of the blood oranges.
The result was awesome. Perfectly fluffy, yet rich and creamy blueberry pancakes with a little extra brightness from the lemon juice and zest. These reminded me of a lemon dessert, but for breakfast. So yummy!
- 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ⅔ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- In a large bowl, whisk together ricotta, sugar, eggs, lemon zest and juice.
- Add flour and baking powder and stir until well combined.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. (If the skillet is not non-stick, add some butter to the pan.)
- Ladle batter into the skillet and cook pancakes until edges are beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Serve pancakes topped with butter, syrup or powdered sugar!
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Rachel @ Bakerita says
Blueberries and lemon are perfect together! These pancakes look SO good and I can only imagine how soft and fluffy the ricotta makes these. Swoon!
Thanks, Rachel! Creamy ricotta makes everything better!! 🙂
I was JUST thinking about that restaurant last week! I need to go back, it was so good.
Yes!! Please come out here again. 🙂
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These pancakes look delicious Jess!! I love blueberry anything so these are so happening this weekend!
Thanks, Ami!! They’re the best!!
Keith @ How's it Lookin? says
They look great. I never had lemon flavored pancakes, thanks for the idea
I just made these this past weekend, and they were so thick, they flopped big time. There was no “ladeling” the batter, as it was so stiff. I followed the directions to a “T”. Any suggestions? The one that did turn out ok had great flavor.
Martha Compton says
Great recipe. Made a few changes….added 2 tsp. Sugar, 1/2 tsp. Salt and thinned the batter a little with fat free half and half. The ricotta made the pancakes so moist and creamy!, Love the recipe!
Can you use almon or coconut flour in place of regular flour ?
Hi Mona! I have not tried either… I would say that almond flour might work, but coconut flour is very different and requires a much larger ration of liquid ingredients, so I would stay away from that one!