Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote (SUPER FLUFFY)


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September 13, 2023

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These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with a sweet blueberry lemon compote are perfectly fluffy and moist. They’re some of the best pancakes I’ve ever had! The batter cooks up in minutes and becomes a tender pancake with the milky ricotta combining with the silky eggs and lemon infused blueberry topping – they’re heavenly!

My wife and I actually ate a version of these on our wedding day, so as part of our wedding anniversary this year, I made a version of these pancakes like the ones we had at Gjelina the morning of our wedding.

If you’re a fan of sweet, delicious pancakes, you’re going to love this recipe!

Watch the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe Video Below!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry compote on a plate

Ingredients for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the perfect pancakes to wake up to in the morning! The batter is super light and fluffy from the beaten egg whites and creamy, milky ricotta that elevates these pancakes to make every morning spectacular!

  • 2 cups fresh ricotta, drained
  • 2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs whites and yolks separated
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Unsalted butter for brushing
  • Crème fraiche, optional
lemon ricotta pancakes cooking on a griddle

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: Recipe Instructions

Make the blueberry compote

In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a low simmer over medium low heat stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the berries begin to burst and release their juices and the mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. You want some of the blueberries to be crushed but still have some texture.

blueberry compote mixed in a saucepan for lemon ricotta pancakes

Make the Lemon Ricotta Pancake batter

In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until combined.

In a separate bowl, add egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form (use an electric mixer to speed up the process).

In another bowl, mix together the egg yolks, 2 tbsp of sugar, and zest of one lemon and whisk to combine. Add in the milk and whisk again to combine.

To the large mixing bowl, add the yolk mixture and whisk to combine. Then add the egg whites, and drained ricotta and fold into the mixture until combined. The batter should be quite thick.

Lemon Ricotta pancake batter mixed in a bowl

Cook the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

To cook the pancakes, brush a nonstick pan or griddle with unsalted butter, then lay down 1/2 cup of batter to the pan. Use a spatula to press down on the pancake and form a circle about 6 inches across and 1/2 inches thick.

Cook the pancakes until golden brown on eat side (about 1-2 minutes per side on medium low heat).

KEY TIP: Use a toothpick to test if the pancakes are done! Poke the toothpick into the center of the pancake – if the toothpick pulls out clean, then the pancake is done!

lemon ricotta pancakes cooking on a griddle

Once the pancakes are cooked, stack them up and top with the fresh blueberry compote and some optional crème fraiche! These Lemon Ricotta pancakes are so fluffy and delicious! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry compote on a plate
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry compote on a plate

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with a sweet blueberry lemon compote are perfectly fluffy and moist. They're some of the best pancakes I've ever had! The batter cooks up in minutes and becomes a tender pancake with the milky ricotta combining with the silky eggs and lemon infused blueberry topping – they're heavenly
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh ricotta drained
  • 2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 tbsp granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs whites and yolks separated
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Unsalted butter for brushing
  • Crème fraiche optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a low simmer over medium low heat stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the berries begin to burst and release their juices and the mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form (use an electric mixer to speed up the process).
  • In another bowl, mix together the egg yolks, 2 tbsp of sugar, and zest of one lemon and whisk to combine. Add in the milk and whisk again to combine.
  • To the large mixing bowl, add the yolk mixture and whisk to combine. Then add the egg whites, and drained ricotta and fold into the mixture until combined. The batter should be quite thick.
  • Brush a nonstick pan or griddle with butter and heat over medium low. Use a spoon to lay down about ½ cup of batter on to the pan and use your spatula to press down and form a circular pancake about ½ inch thick.
  • Heat until the edges are dry and the pancakes are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Use a toothpick and pierce the center of the pancake. If the toothpick runs clean, then the pancakes are ready. Serve with the blueberry compote and optional crème fraiche and enjoy!
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