Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Waffles

Blueberries are in season and what better way to use these sweet little bites than in a nice crispy, slightly rugged waffle. I love baking with ricotta. Why is it that anything you put ricotta in automatically turns into shear goodness? From lasagna to cakes and even ice cream ricotta is a universal diverse ingredient and should be a staple in every kitchen- let alone in every waffle!

The combination of lemon and ricotta is simply phenomenal. They are a match made in heaven and compliment each other bringing out their best qualities. Blueberry pancakes are everywhere, blueberry muffins are classic but blueberry waffles with lemon, ricotta and my secret ingredient cornmeal is a specialty you will have to taste to believe. My husband’s mom loves using cornmeal in her waffles and pancakes and not until I met my mother-in-law did I realize just how genius this is. The cornmeal gives a nice texture creating a crispy effect without actually making the waffle or pancake hard. They are still both perfectly moist and tender but with that nice slightly grainy exterior.

With the sweetness of the blueberries, the fresh flavor of lemon, the creaminess of the ricotta and the crispy texture of the cornmeal these waffles are nothing short of amazing! I hope you will make these this summer while the berries are in season and your kids are hoe from school. It is the perfect way to start the day!

Cornmeal Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Waffles
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • ½ cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon juice and 1 TBSP lemon zest
  1. Heat an 8-inch square waffle iron and preheat the oven to 200°. In a large bowl, whisk the ricotta with the milk, lemon juice,egg yolks and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients into the ricotta mixture until combined. Stir in the melted butter.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the waffle batter and add in the lemon zest and blueberries- stir just until incorporated.Coat the waffle iron with vegetable-oil spray and spoon about 1½ cups of the batter onto the waffle iron. Close and cook until the waffles are golden and crisp. Serve the waffles immediately or transfer them to a rack in the oven to keep warm.
adapted from Food and Wine



  1. Kathyln

    Oh we just love waffles and I have never thought to use cornmeal before! Genius

    1. kbelleicious

      i am just now getting to reply to comment and I just noticed my title says pancakes but they are obviously waffles! Was someone going to tell me? LOL!

  2. Susan

    love your site. this is my first time on it and the granola and now these waffles sound delish

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      Thanks Susan! So glad you stopped by today

  3. kitchen flavours

    I love waffles, and these looks so good! My kids would love some honey drizzle over these hot waffles! Yummy!!
    Love it that you use cornmeal!

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      oh i used to eat a waffle with honey only everyday before work and before kids! Now i eat on the go!

  4. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Looks like a fabulous waffle! I pinned this one.

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      oh thanks for the pin Barbara!

      1. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

        I made these and blogged about them! So Good! Thanks for sharing.

  5. yummychunklet

    Wow. That’s an amazing breakfast. It’s almost tasty enough to have as a dessert!

  6. Lubna Karim

    Extremely yum….i can have it in everyday breakfast….

  7. Charles

    Mmm, I can tell you now – those wouldn’t last long around here at breakfast time 😀

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      they didn’t last long here either charles! LOL!

  8. Amanda

    Oh wow that looks good! I’ve been dying to pick up some blueberries lately. Mmm lemon and blueberries and waffles. These would be awesome to try!

  9. Nancy (porters)

    Wow! Too good to be true

  10. Eva

    These do look lovely, Jessica. You should try making your own ricotta next time, it was a lot easier than I expected and so delicious!

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      girl you just continue to surprise me! Homemade ricotta? really? I mean you are too awesome. If only I had that kind of time- one day I will! One day!

  11. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}

    I love blueberry and ricotta, I have to try this recipe. Your pictures look great!

  12. daphne

    that waffle looks awesome-crisp to perfection I say!

  13. Kristy

    Well you know these would be a hit here. It doesn’t get better than blueberries and lemon. It’s perfection. 🙂

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      kristy! So glad you see you here! I agree, nothing better than sweet blueberries with hints of fresh lemon- waffles, bread, yogurt, you name it!

  14. Pleasingtomy tummy

    this looks beyond amazing! your pictures are getting better and better

  15. vianney

    These look insane delish!! saving for sunday’s brunch ideas!! thanks!

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      oh brunch would be a great idea for these waffles and so would your veggie tacos:)

  16. Rhonda

    Beautiful simply beautiful. Love that you used cornmeal

  17. Candace

    Those look absolutely perfect! Lemon Blueberry and Cornmeal must be the a heavenly combination. Love.

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      your so sweet candace! thank you!

  18. Sandra

    These sound simply divine. I love lemon and blueberries together!

  19. Malli

    Lemon, ricotta and blueberries… all my favorites…you have a gorgeous breakfast combo and I love your presentation!!

    1. kbelleicious

      thanks Malli!

  20. Baker Street

    Lemon, blueberries and ricotta – I could eat this for breakfast every day! 🙂

  21. Lena

    i’m loving your waffles and your photos are beautifully captured! now i really wish i hv a waffle maker in my house! is the fairy hobmother is around??

  22. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    I slip in ricotta in my waffles every once in a while myself and I’m never disappointed. Delish!

    Hope you’ve been well while I’ve been away redesigning my site.


    BTW- Love the new tweaks to your site. 🙂

    1. kbelleicious

      thanks Jed- I love the new look of your site as well!

  23. nancy at good food matters

    Wow, I’ve been MIA from your blog–and look at all the beautiful things that have happened in the past 2 weeks. Love the updated site. And, love these waffles. Lemon, ricotta, and YES cornmeal make them divine. I hope to make my own ricotta soon.

  24. Carrie

    Love Love Love these waffles. So glad I stopped in for this one

  25. Only Fish Recipes

    first time in your space….absolutely loved the idea of combining lemon n ricotta in waffles !!!!

    1. kbelleicious

      well so glad you stopped in then! Thanks for the sweet comment. I will be by your site soon!

  26. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love your waffles, Jessica! I’ve never added ricotta in waffles. We need to enjoy blueberries as much as we can before they get expensive and gone! Thank you for this delicious recipe. Will try on weekends soon!

  27. Joanne

    My waffle iron is severely underused in a tragic way. These are next on my list of waffle recipes to try! Gorgeous photos!

    1. kbelleicious

      Too many things on my list from your site to make but I will get time to make that avocado mac and cheese if it is the last thing I do!

  28. Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com}

    Yum! I just had lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry sauce from a local restaurant and they were Ah-Mazing. Planning on recreating them soon, but these waffles just look too good to pass up!

  29. Sawsan (Chef in disguise)

    My favorite pancakes of all times are lemon and ricotta pancakes. I can’t wait to give these waffles a try.
    I totally agree with you on the ricotta making everything magnificent part, it really does

  30. Nancy

    loving everything on this site. So glad I stopped by. I will certainly be making these waffles soon!

    1. kbelleicious

      nancy, glad you stopped by too! Hope you find something you love and let me know if you have any questions

  31. Roz

    I gave my husband a waffle maker for Christmas since it his favorite way to enjoy breakfast. You’ve put together such incredible flavors for our next upcoming Sunday breakfast of waffles. I adore summer fresh blueberries and they pair so wonderfully with lemon! The ricotta has just got to make these LUSCIOUSLY creamy, moist! Thanks for a superb recipe Jessica!

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