lemon ricotta pancakes with caramelized apples
 
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Wholesome pancakes made with whole grains and apples; makes about 10 small pancakes
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Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 5
Ingredients
For the topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
For the pancakes
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour or all purpose flour (do not use regular whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • maple syrup, honey, or powdered sugar for serving (optional)
Instructions
For the topping:
  1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat all topping ingredients over moderately high heat for about 5 minutes until apples are softened and then set aside
For the pancakes:
  1. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) and set aside
  2. Combine wet ingredients (yolks only, milk, ricotta, lemon zest) and set aside
  3. Gently combine wet ingredients into dry; do not overmix
  4. Whip egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form
  5. Gently fold egg whites into prepared batter
  6. Using a non-stick pancake griddle, pour ¼ cup of batter to form each pancake
  7. Cook on medium-high heat until until bubbles form on top of pancake, then flip and cook for another minute or two
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 pancakes Calories: 339 Fat: 10.3 Saturated fat: 5.5 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 49 Sugar: 16.5 Sodium: 426 Fiber: 3 Protein: 12.5 Cholesterol: 122
Recipe by Feeling Foodish at http://feelingfoodish.com/lemon-ricotta-pancakes-with-caramelized-apples/