Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

These ricotta pancakes are light and fluffy, tangy and fruity, and better for you than traditional ricotta pancakes all at the same time.

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Lemon ricotta pancakes with blackberry syrup
Lemon ricotta pancakes with blackberry syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

Jacklin Altman
One of my go-to dishes when I go out to brunch is ricotta pancakes.  They’re light and fluffy, filling, and usually paired with a tasty topping. My version uses light ricotta and features a quick, homemade, better-for-you blackberry syrup, so you can enjoy a big stack at home and make it fit your lifestyle.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 201 kcal


  • Small Saucepan
  • Skillet


  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk I used 2%
  • 1/2 cup ricotta I used low fat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon zest
  • Oil spray for cooking
Blackberry syrup:
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Combine syrup ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil for ~2 min. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and whisk together in one bowl. Create a well in the center. (Note: if you have a sifter, sift the dry ingredients into the wet ones instead of the well method!)
  • In another bowl, combine ricotta, milk, egg, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  • Pour wet into dry ingredients and fold together until batter is smooth. Little lumps from ricotta are ok!
  • Heat up a pan to medium heat. Spray with oil, and pour roughly 1/4 cup of batter for big pancakes. Once you see bubbles, flip!
  • Top your stack with blackberry syrup and enjoy!


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 347mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 254IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mg
Keyword ricotta, blackberry, lemon, breakfast, vegetarian, Pancakes
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