Wednesday, May 11, 2011

lemon-ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup

what a mouth full, in more ways than one... SHOO!

spring is here! and with it, freedom. FREEDOM! what joy fills my heart! i am finally finished with my master's degree. a whole new world has opened up and i feel like braveheart. like no joke.

anyway, my friend heather is visiting from cleveland and we have been enjoying the sights (and tastes) of austin together! today, we had breakfast in and i roped her into being my sous chef. evil, i know.

we made an intriguing recipe that should interest you pancake lovers out there. the almost savory pancake with sweetened syrup makes for an almost typical pancake experience. but the ricotta, lemon and maple elements make it just weird enough to be atypical. give it a try. we'd like to know your thoughts. i'm not a huge pancake lover but i thought they were blog-worthy!

blueberry maple syrup
makes about one cup

1 pint blueberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbs lemon juice

- combine ingredients in small saucepan and reduce over medium heat for about ten minutes or until desired consistency is reached, stirring often. set aside.

lemon ricotta pancakes
makes 8-10 medium sized pancakes

1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/3 c all purpose white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 c ricotta
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 c buttermilk
1 tbs lemon zest
2 tbs lemon juice

- combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. once wet ingredients are well incorporated, pour into dry to combine, removing most lumps.
- heat a tbs of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet, making two pancakes at a time, using a 1/4 c measure.


  1. I love lemon ricotta pancakes as well! Great idea to mix up blueberries and maple syrup- I'll have to give that a go. Enjoy your freedom!

  2. I love blueberries, so I am definitely going to have to try that syrup! Thanks for the recipe!

    Hope you and Heather have a great time!

  3. Ok, I love pancakes AND ricotta cheese. John and I do breakfast for dinner frequently and I will have to try these.

  4. i CANNOT wait to try these! they sound fantastic!! Thanks for the recipe...will let you know how they turn out...or will call you if help is needed :)

  5. let me know how they turn out, guys!!! <3