A Good Laugh with Dinner

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Hi all!

I made it through the day! I was in the “fog-zone” for portions of it, but all in all it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I even got out for a lunch time walk, which was just as gorgeous as yesterday’s was. :D

PS PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE’S ARE CURRENTLY IN A STARBUCKS NEAR YOU!

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I just remembered that and had to get it out there before I forgot :)

SO – I’ve been anxiously awaiting tonight’s dinner since I picked up that container of ricotta cheese last week. Ricotta haters, don’t leave – you can make tonight’s dinner without it – Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes!

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I actually started laughing like a maniac when I put this all together…I mean – LOOK AT THAT!

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All I did was take a serving of pancake mix, to which I added a quarter cup of ricotta cheese, 1 tsp sugar, a handful of blueberries and cooked as usual.

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Topped with another dollop of lightly sweetened ricotta, a sprinkling of fresh blueberries and a drizzle of syrup – this was DECADENT! The ricotta cheese added a creamy, richness that cannot be beat.

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Here’s the kicker – how would you like it if I told you this entire plate o’ deliciousness clocked in at under 350 calories? I am not lying to you, I promise. I’m a terrible liar…even over the Internet…

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If you ever make these, beware – hot, bursting blueberries are just that. Hot bursting blueberries! Those babies are like little volcanoes ready to shoot out delicious, blue lava!

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Oh man, these were just plain FUN to eat. Who doesn’t like a plate of pancakes piled high, jam packed with blueberries and fluffed with ricotta cheese?! SO GOOD!

I am happy, full and going to sleep like a little blueberry angel tonight 0:D

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How do you like your pancakes or waffles? With fruit, without, with syrup or powdered sugar?

To be honest, I didn’t even like pancakes when I was little – I was more of a French Toast gal (cough, high maintenance, cough…) :D Thankfully, I had a Mom and Dad who always obliged :)

Edited to add: Thanks to my dear Dad for power washing my entire house in preparation for painting it this weekend – he was soaked, but was glad to do it. Thanks Pops!!

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Comments

  1. Becky 09.01.2009

    What kind of pancake mix do you use?
    It looks sooo yummy!

  2. Lauren 09.01.2009

    Holy goodness! Those cakes are making me drool. I think Blueberry pancakes will always go down in my book as a true favorite. However, now that fall is near, I do start to crave Pumpkin Pancakes. Just throw in a little canned pumpkin in the mix and vola, a perfectly sweet pumpkiny cake for breaskfast. It’s incredible.

    Haha, I don’t think liking FT makes you high maitenence, you are too cute! :)

  3. Tay 09.01.2009

    Ahhhhh omg amazing!! I LOVE blueberry pancakes. And I’m sure the ricotta adds so much. Kind of like sour cream pancakes, no?

  4. Evan Thomas 09.01.2009

    Mmmm breakfast for dinner, always a winner!(Hey, that rhymed)
    I like my pancakes with fruit and syrup. I haven’t made them in sooo long but if I did I would add blueberries and chocolate chips. i’ve always wondered why nobody sells blueberry chocolate chip bagels. it seems like such a good combo to me

  5. Emily 09.01.2009

    Wow! Now those are some pancakes! :D YUM!

    I just received the Food Should Taste Good package from your giveaway that I won a while ago and I am pumped to try them! Thanks again!

  6. OMG those pancakes look AMAZING!!!
    I go syrup and fruit with my pancakes, but ONLY syrup with waffles. I’m a weirdo.

  7. Leianna 09.01.2009

    I like chcolate chip pancakes with bananas, may have to put almond butter with it all next time!
    Thanks for more great eats! You always have amazing pictures!

  8. Gab* 09.01.2009

    The pancakes look delicious! I love it when you eat something that looks and tastes like a treat but doesn’t have an insane amount of calories.

  9. omg. I have tons of blueberries in the fridge that need to be used up! I am totally making this. Under 350 cals? DUDE!!

  10. admin 09.01.2009

    Becky: I use Hungry Jack whole wheat pancake mix!

  11. Nicole 09.01.2009

    I’ve always loved pancakes, especially when my grandma makes them, mmm so good! And yours look delicious as well. I got around to making the chocolate banana bread, brought it to work and it was a hit! I went with a lower fat version, but you would never know it was low fat. In case you’re interested…
    http://lowfatcooking.about.com/od/bakedgoods/r/wwchocbanbread.htm

  12. Jenna 09.01.2009

    I am a total pancake queen. Hands down. I like a mixture of blueberries and chocolate (milk and/or white) mixed into the batter. Then on top, peanut butter, more berries and syrup! Total pancake heaven.

    I’ll be dreaming of that combo tonight :)

  13. Run Sarah 09.01.2009

    Those look SO good! I love mine with tons of fruit & nut butter :)

  14. Heather 09.01.2009

    Those pancakes look amazing. I am more of a waffle person but I really want to try pancakes with the ricotta!

  15. Sarah R 09.01.2009

    I love my pancakes chalked full of blueberries with little or no real maple syrup. Yum!

  16. Damn, those pictures killed me! The ricotta addition is just genius! :D

  17. Krystal 09.01.2009

    OMG those pancakes look SOOO delish! If I had any of those ingredients I would be makin them right now!! They remind me of a stuffed french toast recipe I have!!

    And… since the pumpkin spice lattes are back, does that mean the hot carmel apple cider is too??

  18. Devan G Newman 09.01.2009

    i remember not liking pancakes too!!
    Definatly a french toast girl. My dad makes killer french toast, and we always had it on easter morning :) haha

    And beligian waffles :)

  19. Erika 09.01.2009

    Amazing pancakes! I need to try them with ricotta – everything is better with some cheese! :) My kids and I love making the round pancakes. The pan that was sold on the infomercial! We got ours at Williams Sonoma though! I like ‘stuffing’ them with mashed bananas and sugar and cinnamon.

  20. Whitney 09.01.2009

    Those pancakes are making me drool. I must try this combo, and soon!

  21. Lainie 09.01.2009

    OMG! I want pancakes for dinner. So, so badly!!! And ricotta cheese on top….genius! Kinda like a danish I would assume!

  22. angieinatlanta 09.01.2009

    HOLY YUM! I love breakfast for dinner and those pancakes look amazing!

  23. Caroline 09.01.2009

    Those look heavenly! It’s been far too long since I’ve had ricotta. I like my pancakes with almond butter and fruit on top.

  24. Stephanie 09.01.2009

    These look phenomenal!!! The ricotta addition is a great idea (flava + protein = only good things!) Pretty pics as well… magazine worthy uh huh :)

  25. Sara 09.01.2009

    Wow, those look like the most delicious pancakes I’ve ever seen! :)

  26. Anne K. 09.01.2009

    Mmm I love the holiday drinks at Starbucks! And those pancakes look absolutely incredible. I totally need to get on the pancake-making bandwagon!

  27. Sara 09.02.2009

    Those pancakes look phenomenal.

  28. FoodCents 09.02.2009

    Wow, those looks TASTY!!!! I love savory waffles (cheese, bacon, onion, etc). I might just have to try those pancakes!!!

  29. I think a pumpkin spice latte is exactly what I need today!!

  30. Sassy Molassy 09.02.2009

    These look A-MAZING! I’m going to make these as soon as I can make it to the store for some ricotta and fresh blueberries!

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  32. Vollkornwaffeln 02.19.2010

    Hmm yum yum! ;). Thank you for the share

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