Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Blueberry Compote

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are Gluten Free and Fluffy!
Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Angela Roberts

Hi friends. I hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday, but by now it might be Monday or happy hour Friday. If so, plan to make this on the weekend, because it’s a real treat. Ricotta cheese makes pancakes and cookies fluffier if you remember these Italian ricotta cookies.

I’m happy to bring you gluten free eating with these scrumptious, fluffy, high protein, gluten free lemon ricotta pancakes. I’ve topped them with a stevia sweetened blueberry compote, which packs in sweetness and health.

A few months ago I posted these lemon ricotta pancakes on instagram, claiming they were the best ever. I promised to try to make them. I decided to do a healthier version, by using stevia and my favorite gluten free flour.

Mr. Spinach Tiger did not know these were gluten free and sugar free (stevia), and he said,

“these are the best pancakes you ever made”

No syrup needed! No sugar necessary. No guilt. No Gluten.

How to make gluten free lemon ricotta pancakes sugar free from Angela Roberts

I never fell for the non-fat fad that fattened up our population. I still don’t fall for the “gluten is the devil” fad either. It does depend on health issues, and it’s a complicated topic, but I know many of you live gluten free, and you deserve good choices.

Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Gluten free flour is not exactly a health food, but it can be the option to enjoy the foods you might otherwise miss. I’ve tested a few and I like the Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 all purpose gluten free flour. I do not like their gluten free that has beans in it. There are also many good gluten free flours on line, but I like to work with flours that you can easily purchase at your closest grocery store.

I particularly like this recipe because the ricotta cheese and eggs packs them with protein. Blueberries are a super food, packed with antioxidants and are high in fiber.

The compote and pancakes are made with swerve and are sugar free. These were so good, no extra syrup was necessary. Swerve tastes the most similar to sugar. It’s gluten free, non-gmo and has nothing artificial.

The original restaurant version had a dollop of mascarpone so feel free to add more of what you like to these delicious gluten free lemon ricotta pancakes.

If you eat gluten free due to health issues, such as intolerance or Hashimoto’s (you can read my story here), I’d love to hear more from you in the comments. Let me know what kind of gluten free recipes you are looking for.

I have all my recipes on Pinterest, and I’ve created a gluten free board you might love.

World’s Best Gluten Free Southern Fluffy Biscuits

Gluten Free Strawberry Scones

Gluten Free Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Gluten Free Blueberry Mascarpone Tart

More Gluten Free Baking from Spinach Tiger

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Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Blueberry Compote

Gluten free sugar free lemon ricotta pancakes fluffy and high protein with a stevia sweetened blueberry compote
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Angela Roberts


lemon ricotta pancakes

  • 1 1/3 cups gluten free all purpose flour 1 to 1 Baking Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve Granulated
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil. can use butter, or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • juice and zest of one lemon

Blueberry Compote

  • 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve Granulated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1 tablespoon instant tapioca optional


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, stevia, lemon zest. Set aside.
  • Whip egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
  • Mix milk with lemon juice, lemon zest, egg yolks, 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, vanilla.. (save one tablespoon for cooking)
  • Add in ricotta cheese.
  • Add in flour mixture.
  • Add in whipped egg whites, gently.
  • Don't worry about lumps. They will smooth out during cooking.
  • Melt a small amount of coconut oil on griddle or non stick pan. Use medium low heat.
  • Drop pancakes in 1/4 cup amounts. Once tops begin to bubble, turn over until golden brown on both sides.

Blueberry Compote

  • Bring blueberries, swerve or stevia water, lemon juice, tapioca to boil. Reduce to simmer until thickened.


Oil Used: I use refined extra virgin coconut oil that has no coconut taste, which I find can hinder food flavors. You can use either type of coconut oil, butter or olive oil. A lemon olive oil would be wonderful in this recipe.
Flour used: I use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking All purpose flour.

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  1. 5 stars
    Where has this recipe been all my life??? These are by far the absolute most delicious pancakes I have ever had, gluten-free or otherwise! I used one packet of Splenda and put the blueberries in the mix instead of making the compote. I topped them with raspberry preserves. Divine! Thank you!

  2. I made these this morning and the flavor is excellent. However, I could not get them to cook fully. They were gummy and raw in the middle. I tried making them really thin and finishing in the oven, but they still won’t cook. Any advice?

  3. You are missing the last step. Is step number 4 to simply combine everything in steps 1, 2, and 3? Also, I’m wondering if this will work with almond milk ricotta.

  4. I haven’t tried anything gluten free — we’re lucky we don’t have any gluten problems but your pancakes look amazing!! I can’t wait to start buying our huge boxes of blueberries — that is a tradition blueberry season. Our Marsh store here has that sale for several weeks — Yay! I’m trying your pancakes!!

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