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Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

August/September 2006

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Serve these light pancakes with our Chunky Blueberry Sauce, maple syrup or honey. Sprinkling the berries on top of the cooking pancakes ensures even distribution. Keep finished pancakes warm in a 200°F oven, if desired, while cooking the rest.



READER'S COMMENT:
"The flavor was amazing, but as one other person commented, they were much heavier than expected. Maybe my boyfriend didn't measure the flour correctly?? I followed the recipe to a T, except used 2 whole eggs instead of only 1 yolked one...

Makes: 4 servings, 2 pancakes each

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (see Source)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries

Preparation

  1. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg in a small bowl. Whisk ricotta, egg, egg white, buttermilk, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl until smooth. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  2. Brush a large nonstick skillet with 1/2 teaspoon oil and place over medium heat until hot. Using a generous 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, pour the batter for 2 pancakes into the pan, sprinkle blueberries on each pancake and cook until the edges are dry and bubbles begin to form, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining oil, batter and berries, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning.

Tips & Notes

  • Source: Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Sources include King Arthur Flour, (800) 827-6836, www.bakerscatalogue.com, and Bob's Red Mill, (800) 349-2173, www.bobsredmill.com.
  • Tip: No buttermilk? Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup milk.

Nutrition

Per serving: 238 calories; 8 g fat (3 g sat, 3 g mono); 68 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 3 g fiber; 334 mg sodium; 128 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (16% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat


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