Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup
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Recipe Type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
 
Light fluffy pancakes dotted with rich creamy ricotta cheese topped with a warm banana and pecan syrup. Yes. This is what heaven tastes like.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Unsalted
  • ½ Cup Pecans Chopped
  • 2 Bananas Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Cup Cane or Maple Syrup
  • 2 Cups Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 eggs Separated
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 4 Ounces Ricotta
Instructions
Banana Syrup
  1. Melt the butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add the nuts and sauté for about one minute, or until fragrant. Add bananas and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring to combine the ingredients. Add the syrup and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until syrup is well heated and thick. Remove from heat and set aside in a warm place.
Ricotta Pancakes
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt together onto wax paper or a plate. Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl with a hand beater until stiff, but not dry.
  2. Beat the egg yolks, milk, and ricotta together in a large bowl until well blended and smooth.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix gently with a large spoon.
  4. Stir a spoonful of the egg whites into the batter to lighten it, then fold in the remaining egg whites with a spatula.
  5. Warm the platter in a low oven. Heat a flat nonstick griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Grease with butter or vegetable oil.
  6. Pour ¼ to ⅓ cup batter per pancake onto the pan when it is hot.
  7. Pour as many additional pancakes as the griddle will comfortably hold.
  8. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until air bubbles form on the surface, and then flip the pancakes over using a large flat spatula.
  9. Cook on the other side for 2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Remove and place the pancakes on a warm platter.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/ricotta-pancakes-with-banana-pecan-syrup/