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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (Grain-Free)

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! These fresh and fun pancakes are loaded with blueberries, some ricotta and bright lemon zest. They are the lightest and the fluffiest pancakes you will eat, and are perfect for a lazy weekend or family brunch. And bonus, they are grain free and dairy free.

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Recipe Features:

  • Grain-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Light and fluffy
  • Rich and moist
  • Beyond delicious!
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Ingredient Notes For These Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes:

  • Flour – The flour brand I use is a paleo baking flour. So it is grain free, gluten free and only contains four simple ingredients. Plus, it has 10 grams of net carbs a serving.
  • Ricotta – Dairy-Free products have come along ways, if you ask me. And this particular brand is amazing! It is spot on with consistency, texture and taste. It is so good, in fact, that you can’t tell a difference in this recipe. The end result is super fluffy pancakes!
    • You will not want to skip this ingredient. It is vital to the recipe. Why you ask? The ricotta will add richness and moisture to the pancakes, which will in turn produce a light, fluffy pancake. It enhances the dish without the taste of “cheese”.
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  • Blueberries –  I like to add the blueberries once the pancakes are in the pan. This way, you can control the amount that goes into each one. And, if you’re anything like me, you want a lot of blueberries in those babies. Load them up!
  • Lemon – This will add a bright, fresh touch. Plus the lemon and ricotta go hand in hand.

These Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes will become your new favorite pancake recipe! So much so you won’t want them just for breakfast… 😉 Just be sure to enjoy them warm, maybe with a bit of butter, and with a good drizzle of syrup.

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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (Grain-Free)

These fresh and fun pancakes are loaded with blueberries, ricotta and bright lemon zest. They are the lightest and the fluffiest pancakes you will eat. And bonus, they are grain free and dairy free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry, Breakfast, Brunch, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grain Free, Lemon, Main Dish, Pancake, Ricotta, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 pancakes
Author: Naomi


  • Avocado Oil
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour (linked below)
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1, 8 oz container Kite Hill Ricotta Alternative, softened (linked below)
  • 1/3 cup The Original Oatly Oat Milk (No dairy, no nuts, no gluten), or milk of choice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Beeyond The Hive Raw Wildflower Honey (linked below)
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Lemons, zested
  • 1 pint Fresh Blueberries, washed and dried
  • Organic Maple Syrup, for serving
  • Miyoko's Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter, unsalted, for serving (linked below)


  • To a small bowl, add the ricotta and set aside to soften.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • To the ricotta, add the milk, eggs, honey, vanilla and lemon zest. With a hand mixer, on low speed, mix until nicely incorporated.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Preheat a griddle or skillet to medium-low heat. Add the oil to coat the surface.
  • Scoop about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the preheated skillet. Add blueberries to taste.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the pancakes to a platter and continue with the remaining batter.
  • Serve warm with warm maple syrup, butter and extra blueberries.


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  1. Two weeks ago I began a sugar free diet! (Wonders never cease)! And I think this recipe would
    work within the guidelies. It looks so delicious.

    1. You will love this recipe, Patricia! These pancakes are super light and contain minimal sugar. You definitely walk away feeling satisfied!

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