Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

  • Author: Aberdeen's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 Pancakes 1x



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup low fat ricotta
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter + extra 4 for cooking
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint blueberries


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, powdered sugar, and salt. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  2. In another mixing bowl. whisk egg yolk, melted butter, lemon zest, vanilla extract, ricotta, buttermilk, and milk together until combined.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just mixed. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold 1 cup blueberries and egg whites into the flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Heat a griddle or a large skillet over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter.
  6. Scoop a heaping 1/4 cup of pancake batter and pour onto skillet or griddle. Add about 10 blueberries on top.
  7. Cook until little bubbles start to form, about 3 minutes. Flip over and cook for another minute. Remove to a plate and repeat this process with the rest of the batter.
  8. Serve with butter, sifted powdered sugar, and more fresh blueberries.