Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Brunch, Banana Pancakes and a Giveaway!

We are only 2 days away from our Spring Brunch sponsored by Smirnoff.  We are so excited to have partnered with them to introduce some fabulous new flavors.  We will be hosting a fabulous pancake bar - our favorite combinations.  Orange Raspberry Pancakes, Blueberry Lemon Pancakes, Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, Banana Nut Pancakes and soooo much more!!!


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Ricotta Pancakes with Banana-Pecan Syrup

For the Banana-Pecan Syrup:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 small bananas, thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
1 cup cane or maple syrup

For the Ricotta Pancakes:

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, separated
2 cups milk
4 ounces ricotta, well drained (1/2 cup)
Butter or vegetable oil

For the Banana-Pecan Syrup:

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the nuts and saute for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.

Add the bananas and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add the syrup and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the syrup is hot and slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside in a warm place.

For the Ricotta Pancakes:

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt together in a sieve over a medium bowl. Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer or whisk until stiff but not dry.

Beat the egg yolks, milk, and ricotta together in a large bowl until well blended and smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix gently with a large spoon. Stir a spoonful of the egg whites into the batter to lighten it, then fold in the remaining egg whites with a rubber spatula.

Warm a serving platter in a 200 degree F oven.

Heat a nonstick flat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Grease with butter or vegetable oil. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup batter per pancake onto the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface, then flip the pancakes over using a large wide spatula.

Cook on the other side for 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the pancakes to the warm platter.

Serve immediately or hold in the oven while you cook the rest of the pancakes. Serve the pancakes on heated plates topped with the syrup.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com 

Disclosure: We are working in partnership with the Smirnoff Vodka brand and we are receiving compensation for our participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% our own. Drink responsibly!

97 comments:

  1. I think I'd love the SMIRNOFF SORBET LIGHT™ MANGO PASSION FRUIT

    steph couponsx

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  2. Omgosh! Banana nut pancakes sounds sooo good right now

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  3. The mango passion fruit looks interesting.

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  4. I cannot wait to try the Mango Passionfruit!!

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  5. The Smirnoff Sorbet Lemon flavor sounds great.

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  6. I would like to try the Sorbet Lemon. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  7. I want to try the orange or lemon but they all sound good to me!

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  8. I am really interested in the Lemon Sorbet. It sounds really delicious!!!!

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  9. Definetly the Lemon Sorbet. Love all things lemon!

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  10. I love lemons so I would have to say the Lemon Sorbet sounds delicious!

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  11. Mango Passion's for me! - Karen

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  12. I would like to try the Mango Passionfruit.

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  13. I'd love to try the Mango Passionfruit!

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  14. I would like to try the lemon!

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  15. I'd love to try the Raspberry Pomegranate!

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  16. I would love to try them all with a little tonic water! YUMMY!

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  17. Raspberry pomegranate would definitely be my pick!

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  18. All of them sound great, hard to choose! Mango would probably be my first choice.

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  19. I would like to try the lemon!

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  20. Oh they all sound so good, think I would have to get them all!!

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  21. Raspberry Pomegranate sounds delicious!

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  22. Raspberry Pomegranate sounds delicious!

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  23. The banana pecan syrup sounds absolutely lovely. It would be great on pancakes, waffles, ice cream or maybe even a little bit in coffee. NOM, NOM, NOM!

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  24. i would love to try the orange and the lemon spriceatvnetdotnet

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  25. Raspberry Pomegranate

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  26. Definitely lemon, sound's refreshing!

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  27. I am such a mango fanatic...so naturally...."MANGO PASSIONFRUIT" :)

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  28. I am such an addict to mango so naturally..."MANGO PASSIONFRUIT"! :)

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  29. Good lord!!! Sorbet flavors.... light???? WHAT MORE COULD WE AS FOR?????? ALLLLL.... in caps!!!!

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  30. Mango Passion Fruit sounds yummy!

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  31. I had a great time at the brunch! Thanks again for hosting and for the invite. The Mango drink was my favorite! Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and put your feet up!

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  32. I would love the SMIRNOFF SORBET LIGHT™ MANGO PASSION FRUIT.

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  33. I'm all over anything blueberry and lemon!

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  34. I'm all over anything blueberry and lemon!

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  35. the Mango Passionfruit sounds like it would be my fav

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  36. Raspberry Pomegranate sounds amazing!

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  37. Raspberry pomegranate sounds great!

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  38. Raspberry pomegranate sounds great!

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  39. Raspberry pomegranate sounds great!

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  40. i would try the mango passion fruit

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  41. How can anyone go wrong with Raspberry and pomegranate. Just pour over ice I will be picking that up Saterday

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  42. my pick would be Raspberry pomegranate. I am going to the store Saturday and picking up a bottle

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  43. Raspberry Pomegranate or lemon for me

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  44. Raspberry Pomegranate and lemon

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  45. Those pancakes look to die for!

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  46. I'd love to try the Mango Pomegranate :)

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  47. Raspberry Pomegranate!! Or the Mango passionfruit

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  48. I would like to try the Mango Passionfruit.

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  49. Mango Passion fruit sounds delicious! I want to try them all though! :)

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  50. the lemon sorbet sounds so good but would also like to try the raspberry pomegranate

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  51. the lemon sorbet or the raspberry pomegranate both sound delicious

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  52. The mango passion fruit sounds like it is right up my alley! =]

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  53. Well, as you know I've already tried them all, thanks to you! But I would like to try that Raspberry Pomegranate again! YUM

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  54. Brenda PetersonMay 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I would like to try the Raspberry Pomegranate

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  55. The lemon sorbet! I can't wait to try it!

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  56. I'd go for lemon sorbet.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  57. I think I would like the Raspberry pomegranate .

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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    1. i would love lemon sorbet!

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  59. I would like to try the Mango PassionFruit!

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  60. Raspberry Pomegranate!

    Name on rafflecopter is Amanda Sakovitz

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  61. I want to try the Mango Passionfruit
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  62. Would love to try the Lemon flavor - thank you.

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  63. Oh I am excited to try the Lemon Sorbet! I love lemon flavor!

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  64. Would love to try lemon sorbet, thank you.

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