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Whole Wheat Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Compote

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -9 pancakes
Calories 360 kcal
Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)


  • For the PANCAKES:
  • 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour (not regular whole wheat flour; this is a finer, lighter version)
  • 1/3 c. almond meal
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 T. lemon zest (from about 2-3 lemons)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 c. ricotta
  • 1/2 c. + 2 T. almond milk
  • cooking spray
  • toasted almonds, for topping
  • For the COMPOTE:
  • 1/2 c. blackberries
  • 2 T. water
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Combine whole wheat pastry flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla. Next, add the ricotta and whisk to combine. Last, whisk in the almond milk until mixture is thoroughly combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, folding together with a rubber spatula. Mix until just combined.

  3. Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and spray liberally with cooking spray. Drop pancake batter by the 1/4 cup onto the pan or griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until bubbles start to form at the top and the underside is golden.
  4. Repeat until all the batter is gone. In the meantime, in a medium saucepan or pot, bring the blackberries, water, maple syrup, lemon juice, and vanilla to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium and simmer for 5-7 minutes, mashing the blackberries with a fork to help them break down. Cool slightly.

  5. To serve, top pancakes with compote and extra maple syrup if desired. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and devour!

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition information calculated without compote.

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Compote
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.