Ricotta Pancakes with Banana-Pecan Syrup

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Well, it was pancake Sunday again, light and fluffy pancakes were the order of the day and I immediately thought of Ricotta Pancakes.  They are incredibly delicious, light and fluffy.  Mr. W loved them and so did Em.  Home run for a Sunday breakfast. 

We enjoyed a late breakfast and could have eaten two plates of these delicious pancakes.  The banana-pecan syrup is a decadent addition that you can leave out if you are watching your calories.  We decided to splurge for this breakfast.  These pancakes are incredible with chocolate chips or just butter and syrup.  You can also make a divine apple cinnamon syrup topping for these pancakes, I am sure I will be sharing those from an upcoming pancake Sunday.

It is always a pleasure sitting down with my family to a meal we can all enjoy.  To hear Mr. W say he loved my “Fluffy Pancakes” after knowing that he despises ricotta cheese made my heart sing.  Em’s chorus of “Mmmmmm”s lifts me to the clouds.  What a delightful breakfast as I ate my Ricotta Pancakes with ‘my heart singing in the clouds’.  I hope you enjoy as much as I did!  Buon Appetito.

ricotta pancakes topped with banana slices and butter


Recipe from The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook and Guide.

stack of homemade ricotta pancakes

Ricotta Pancakes with Banana-Pecan Syrup

Donna Elick
Ricotta pancakes are incredibly delicious, light and fluffy. Topped with homemade pecan syrup, this recipe is perfect for the weekend.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 4


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


  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 808cal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 751mg | Sugar: 65g | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 450mg | Iron: 4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. Pancakes ..I think when I was visiting Holland
    they have thsi special Restaurants dream of every child called Pannnekoeken huis(meanining pancake house).The one I was in had about 40 different sweet and savory pancakes.They were huuuuuuuuge and lunch in it self.Every table had a bottle of sugar syrup and powder sugar.
    Actually describing this I just wanted to say I don't think theu thought of thsi yummy version as is presented here:)

  2. This looks delicious, Donna. Love your photo at the top of this page. The banana sauce is making me hungry! I need to go start my own breakfast now.

  3. I love pancakes and I honestly think the best ones are made with either ricotta or sour cream. my personal opinion but those are my fav. I love the syrup with banana and pecans! YUMMMMMMM

  4. I have never had ricotta pancakes, but I do love just about everything made with that wonderful cheese, and your pancakes do sound delicious!
    Thanks so much for stopping by today so I could find your blog!

  5. I found your blog through Dennis' blog. These pancakes look fantastic:)I love baking with ricotta and will have to try this out.

  6. For some strange reason I have a terrible craving for pancakes! I can almost smell 'em and bet they taste fantastic. Light and fluffy speaks to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. These look so good! I once had pecan pie pancakes at IHOP that were so good. These look even better because they have banana too! I've never had ricotta pancakes, but they sound wonderful!

  8. Lovely pancakes! I've never tried ricotta pancakes before but I bet they taste heavenly. Like a pancake should ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I've never made ricotta pancakes, but I bet they are fabulous! Now I'm off to be dazzled by your guest post and wonderful chocolate dessert ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Pancakes are delicious anyway, but pancakes made with ricotta are even more delicious. Yum! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and becoming my newest follower. Following you back and looking forward to your posts!

  11. Isn't it the best when you watch the people you love really enjoy the meals you prepare?? Best part about cooking (besides eating), in my opinion.

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