blueberry pancakes with ricotta and orange

ricotta pancakes with blueberries and orange

ricotta pancakes with blueberries and orange

I love blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and if you add ricotta to the batter you’ll get a much richer, fluffier and not as sweet result. This is perfect when you drizzle over maple syrup or honey. A dollop of Greek style yoghurt gives it creaminess and makes it even more breakfast like. I mean, we need to indulge every now and again.

ricotta pancakes with blueberries and orange

I used my Breville 800 Class Mixer, which whips up the batter in minutes. You could make these on a busy week day morning too. The Breville non-stick electric frying pan is like a restaurant flat top and thus THE perfect appliance to make pancakes. I made 4 decent sized ones at a time. I thought it was the ultimate appliance for making paella (which it is) – but now I think its ability to cook up perfect pancakes makes it worth buying for that reason alone. I still need to give it a whirl to make fried eggs in bulk, or just a big breakfast in general. I know its going to rock at that.

Orange and blueberry are delicious flavour partners so I added the zest of one to the mix.


Makes 10 – 12 decent sized pancakes

  • 3 large free-range eggs, separated
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½t baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup milk
  • zest of an orange
  • 150g – 200g ricotta
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • butter from frying

Whisk the egg whites in the Breville stand mixer until they form stiff peaks and set aside in another bowl.

Place all the remaining ingredients, except the ricotta and butter, into

The same bowl you whisked the whites and mix briefly to form a batter. Gently stir the ricotta until it is incorporated. Add the beaten egg whites and fold this through the batter. Add the blueberries and fold these in.

Heat The Breville nonstick electric frying pan and add a knob of butter.

Drop generous dollops of batter into the pan (depending on the size you want to make. I find about a third of a cup makes a decent size pancake. Turn them

as the surface starts to bubble. Drain on kitchen paper.

Serve immediately with a drizzle of syrup or honey and a dollop of Greek-style full fat yoghurt and few extra fresh berries on the side.

ricotta pancakes with blueberries and orange

 * Disclaimer * This post has been sponsored by Breville South Africa. I am working on a few projects with their marketing team, including developing recipes using these amazing appliances. Breville appliances are exclusively available at @Home nationwide.

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7 Responses to blueberry pancakes with ricotta and orange

  1. Sune Moolman January 29, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    I just love these photos, especially the last one. Beautiful colours!

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche January 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    These images are definitely making me wish i had a stack of these pancakes this morning. I bet they tasted just as delicious as their perfect appearance Sam 🙂

  3. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes January 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    These looks phenomenal! I’ve never tried ricotta in a pancake batter before. The yogurt on top is such a nice touch too.

  4. Rebecca @ DisplacedHousewife January 29, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    I’ve seen ricotta in pancake recipes before, but never been compelled to try it. All you have to say is that it makes them fluffier and I’m in!!! I can’t wait to try these. As always your photos are perfection!

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 31, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    I love blueberry pancakes too, these look just lovely!

  6. Tania Sheff October 20, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    These pancakes. are. AMAZING. Period.
    I made these for breakfast today and my husband requested these for tomorrow again!

  7. Sam October 21, 2015 at 6:55 am #

    Hi Tania

    Im so glad to hear that yo uand your husband like this recipe, have to say the base is my g0-to pancake recipe. I love the ricotta.

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