KETO RICOTTA LEMON PANCAKES WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE TOPPING
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons granulated swerve (sweetener)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Optional: 1/4 cup of pecan pieces
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for the griddle or frying pan
- Whisk together dry ingredients followed by wet, except the butter which is for frying. It will have a thick “ricotta-y” consistency.
- Heat a nonstick double burner griddle over medium heat (not higher), about 4 minutes. Grease with half the butter. Be sure to keep me heat medium – I nearly burned my first set. Also, keep them relatively small/medium, about 2 tablespoons worth of batter – it will be easier to flip them.
- Cook the pancakes until golden-brown and puffed, 3-4 minutes per side. Grease the griddle again and repeat with the second batch. Serve immediately.
For the cream topping:
- 2 tablespoons of mascarpone (or cream cheese)
- 1 tablespoon of creme fraiche (or Greek Yogurt)
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Whisk 2 tablespoons of mascarpone (or cream cheese), 1 tablespoon of creme fraiche (or Greek Yogurt), 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix it until creamy and homogeneous. This will go on top of your pancakes.
For the Blueberry compote topping:
- 1 pint of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2-3 tablespoons of water and wait for
- 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Optional: 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey, sweetener or sugar
- If you’re able to multi-task or have an extra set of hands around, have them watch 1 pint of fresh or frozen blueberries in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add about 2-3 tablespoons of water and wait for it to start simmering. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and mix it in with a wooden spoon, about 3-4 minutes.
- May add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey, sweetener or sugar if you’d like to sweeten the deal. Some days I do, some days I don’t. This will go on top of your pancakes and cream.