ricotta pancakes with caramelised banana

Updated: Sep 5, 2019

makes 8 pancakes

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes


250g ricotta

1 cup milk

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 mashed banana

1 cup self raising flour

2 eggs, separated

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tbsp caster sugar

pinch of salt

maple syrup to serve

caramelised bananas

1 tbsp butter

2 bananas

4 tbsp caster sugar


in a bowl whisk the yolks, caster sugar, vanilla extract, milk, lemon zest and pinch of salt. stir through the mashed banana and ricotta

sift the flour over the wet ingredients and stir to combine. whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until fluffy then gently fold them through the batter, taking care not to over mix

add a teaspoon of butter to a hot pan and cook the pancakes on each side for 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through

slice bananas length ways sprinkle with caster sugar, pan fry in butter until caramelised

top the ricotta pancakes with maple syrup and the two slices of caramelised banana