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Ricotta Lemon-Blueberry Waffles

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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Serves 6 (serving size: 1 waffle and 2 tablespoons sauce)

A sweet berry mixture tops these ricotta cheese-flavored waffles. 

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 314
  • fat 11.8 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 9 g
  • carbohydrate 44 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 50 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 350 mg
  • calcium 212 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. In a separate bowl, combine milk, ricotta cheese, melted butter, canola oil, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and egg. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray. Spoon 1/3 cup batter per 4-inch waffle onto waffle iron. Cook 5 minutes; repeat with remaining batter. Combine blueberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Mash mixture with a fork. Simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; serve waffles with berry sauce.

Cook's Notes

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