Ricotta Berry Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Reduction

These ricotta berry pancakes with a wild blueberry sauce are sure to satisfy. Get ready for a happy morning with these ricotta pancakes!

Ready for a delicious morning? You may want to make extra of the berry reduction pancake sauce, because that’s one delicious blueberry pancake topping you’re about to whip up!

How about a mouth-watering, antioxidant-filled wild blueberry pancakes breakfast that’s guaranteed to make your tastebuds smile? Fork into these fluffy blueberry pancakes! 

Thanks to the folks at Wild Blueberries of North America for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I’m always looking for new recipes to whip up—especially for the weekend when I have more time and can enjoy a leisurely meal.

Of course, as a dietitian, I love to create recipes like this blueberry lemon pancake recipe that are as good for your health as they are tasty!

I’ve been wanting to create a ricotta pancake recipe for awhile now, and what better way to sweeten those healthy fluffy pancakes than with antioxidant-filled wild blueberries?

These easy blueberry pancakes went super quickly in my house, and I bet they will in your as well! Are you already a fan of wild blueberries? I cook with them a lot, and not just in these blueberry flapjacks with a blueberry topping for pancakes! 

Ingredients

I bet you already have many of these ricotta berry pancake ingredients on hand!

All-purpose flour: This is a big part of what makes the pancakes fluffy! If you’re gluten free, use an all-purpose gluten-free flour instead.

Part-skim ricotta: The ricotta makes the pancakes surprisingly fluffy!

Lemons: Who can say no to that berry lemon combo? The lemon juice provides a delightful citrus flavor.

Eggs: You won’t find any egg whites in this recipe! You get the whole egg for all the protein and other nutrition you’ll find in the yolks.

Frozen wild blueberries: The really awesome thing is that each serving of these lemon ricotta pancakes boasts a ½ cup of wild blueberries! Wild blueberries offer more than twice the antioxidants of cultivated blueberries, and they get their blue-purple color from anthocyanins.

These are antioxidants that help your health in a number of ways, including helping brain health and even helping to safeguard athletes from illness following intense exercise. 

Water: There’s also water in this recipe, a little over ¼ cup, so you get hydration too!

Step-by-step instructions

Making these ricotta berry pancakes with wild blueberry reduction sauce is so easy! First, in a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1 ½ Tablespoons sugar, and salt.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together ricotta, milk, lemon juice, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the ricotta mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of frozen wild blueberries.

Next, heat a griddle or non-stick pan over medium-high heat; coat lightly with spray oil. Using a ¼ cup measure, pour batter onto the hot griddle. Cook the berry pancakes until the undersides are golden; flip and cook until other side is golden. Repeat with the remaining pancakes. They are so delicious.

Instead of doing the traditional pancakes and maple syrup (or powdered sugar) combo, I decided to top off the berry pancakes with a wild blueberry sauce. To make the sauce, combine remaining frozen wild blueberries with water and remaining sugar in a medium saucepan.

Heat over medium-high heat, and bring to a low boil. Stir in cornstarch; turn heat down to medium and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens to desired consistency. If the blueberry reduction sauce gets too thick, one Tablespoon water at a time.

To make this wild blueberry ricotta pancake recipe, I combined part-skim ricotta cheese with lemon juice, wild blueberries, and a few other dry ingredients including baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

While this blueberry reduction sauce is awesome on top of these healthy ricotta pancakes, I’m here to tell you that it would also taste amazing on top of French toast or even grilled tofu or salmon!

I can’t wait to hear if you love these blueberry ricotta pancakes as much as I do! Now, go ahead and enjoy these pancakes with homemade blueberry sauce. Pour yourself a glass of orange juice, too! 

Recipe FAQ

Do I have to use wild blueberries?

While I do think these berry pancakes taste absolutely delicious with wild blueberries, you can substitute other pancake fillings such as chocolate chips.

How do I know when to flip my pancakes?

This is a great question! Your pancakes are ready to flip when you see tiny bubbles at the top of your pancake.

What type of milk should I use to make berry pancakes?

The recipe calls for low-fat milk. But you can use any type of milk that you have on hand––such as soy milk or almond milk.

More wild blueberry recipes

If you love these ricotta berry pancakes, you’re sure to love these other wild blueberry recipes!

Ricotta Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Reduction

Ricotta Berry Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Reduction Sauce

These ricotta berry pancakes with a wild blueberry sauce are sure to satisfy. Get ready for a happy morning with these ricotta pancakes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 (3-Pancake) Servings
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup + 1 ½ Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups frozen wild blueberries, divided
  • Spray oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Instructions
 

Pancakes

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1 ½ Tablespoons sugar, and salt.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together ricotta, milk, lemon juice, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the ricotta mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of frozen wild blueberries.
  • Heat a griddle or non-stick pan over medium-high heat; coat lightly with spray oil. Using a ¼ cup measure, pour batter onto the hot griddle. Cook the berry pancakes until the undersides are golden; flip and cook until other side is golden. Repeat with the remaining pancakes.

Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, combine remaining frozen wild blueberries with water and remaining sugar.
  • Heat over medium-high heat, and bring to a low boil.
  • Stir in cornstarch; turn heat down to medium and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens to desired consistency. If the blueberry reduction sauce gets too thick, one Tablespoon water at a time.
  • Serve sauce over pancakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 175mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 381IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 202mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Pancakes, Ricotta, Wild blueberries
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I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you whip up these berry pancakes with a blueberry reduction sauce.

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