Monday, February 21, 2011

simply light ricotta cheese pancakes

1 cup fat free ricotta cheese
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
pinch salt
3/4 cup skim milk
3 eggs (divided)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
dash of cinnamon
unsalted butter (for cooking)

makes 6 large pancakes:

whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. combine ricotta, milk, egg yolks, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

beat the egg whites in an electric mixer until stiff. add the dry ingredients to the ricotta and milk mixture, stirring gently until just combined. whisk in a small amount of the egg whites to lighten the batter, then fold in the remaining whites.

heat a griddle over medium high heat, and brush the surface with butter. use a ladle to pour batter onto the griddle. cook pancakes for about 3 or 4 minutes, then flip, cooking until both sides are golden brown.

top with butter, fruit, or powdered sugar, and serve warm.

enjoy :)


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