A family morning with blueberry ricotta pancakes

The following is a guest post written by Ali B.

Photo by Phil and Pam

Summer is winding down and fresh blueberries are at their peak. Blueberries on their own are delicious, but why not turn them into a more substantial breakfast meal, perfect for kids and adults alike?

I especially love this recipe for Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes because it freezes beautifully and tastes amazing. I often make a double batch and freeze half. All you need to do is layer the cooled pancakes between pieces of parchment paper and store in the freezer. They will keep for several weeks stored this way. They taste amazing, if not better, reheated.  I did notice that if the pancake was a bit undercooked you could tell that the ricotta was in there. Cooked correctly, though, and it tasted like a moist, delicious, blueberry pancake. Some lemon zest would go great in these as well. Maple syrup can be substituted for honey syrup.

Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes with Honey Syrup (source)
4 servings, about 16 pancakes

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pancake and waffle mix (recommended: Krusteaz)
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • Melted butter

1. Stir 1/3 cup of water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in the honey. Set aside and keep the honey syrup warm.

2. Using a rubber spatula, stir the remaining 1 2/3 cups of water and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the pancake mix and stir just until moistened but still lumpy. Stir in the ricotta into the pancake mixture, then stir gently to incorporate the ricotta but maintain a lumpy batter. Fold in the blueberries.

3. Heat a griddle over medium heat. Brush with the melted butter. Working in batches, spoon 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the honey syrup.

button.jpgAli writes at Divine Domesticity.  She is also the Blissfully Delish editor at the online magazine, Blissfully Domestic,where I am the Digital Bliss editor.

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Oh.my.goodness…I think I just drooled a little! These sound AMAZING! Thanks for sharing, I love a great breakfast, especially one that can be frozen for future enjoyment!


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  2. I could kiss you. Seriously.

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  3. @Steph, Autumn – I know. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, Ali!

  4. Those look absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Thank you simplemom for allowing me to guest post at your fabulous site!

    I also LOVE the option of freezing these for a very quick breakfast on busy mornings. It just doesn’t get any more delicious for something that takes about 30 seconds – 1 minute to reheat. 🙂

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  6. I know what I’m doing on Saturday!

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  7. Good thing I just bought some blueberries. 🙂 This looks delicious. Thanks so much!

  8. What a yummy recipe! I am definitely going to have to try this out on my boys!

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  9. As a mom who is admittedly not the best cook , what is the best way to reheat these?

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  10. Did you have have a picture !!!They look so good . I wish i knew where you lived i would be at your table in 2 seconds. Thanks for the recipe i will make them very soon.

  11. Y.U.M.M.Y.! I am going to snag this recipes. It looks divine. Popped in from Fussypants blog, btw 🙂

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  12. oh my goodness those look wonderful!

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  13. Lucie – I love them heated up in the microwave. Just heat them up in 30 second increments. Mine don’t take any longer than about 30-45 seconds to get hot. 🙂

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  14. Oh, Ali is a STAR in the kitchen! She is guest posting over at Martha’s Everyday Food this week and I can see exactly why. Delicious! You outdid yourself, Ali!!

    Love the guest posts!

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  15. Ali – Thanks! I figured the microwave would do the trick but leave it to me to destroy something reheating it 😉

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  16. I love blueberries!

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  17. Oh My God! This looks absolutely delicious.

    I am going to whip this up for my family tomorrow. I just hope it comes close to the beauty that you show here.

    Excellent, Thanks … c

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