My favorite part of teething is that now they have teeth. Those molars may not be my favorite when breastfeeding but the ability to open their big eyes to new foods makes it rewarding. These are ginger ricotta pancakes with toasted coconut. I use a small portion scoop to dispense the pancakes and make them the perfect size for baby hands. Here is the bonus to making three dozen mini cakes, they freeze awesomely! Protein packed with ricotta, naturally sweet with coconut, and paired with blackberries or bananas make this a complete breakfast.
This recipe is adapted from The Recipe Scrapbook published in 2010 by Bay Books of Australia. I prefer using maple syrup or agave syrup in place of sugar as well as coconut oil to cook the pancakes. When using maple syrup in place of sugar be sure it is 100% maple syrup, many will adertise as pancake syrup but be maple or buttermilk flavored high fructose corn syrup. The original recipe used ginger from the spice cupboard and caster sugar. I also modify the recipe to use half as many eggs and less ricotta as most times I only have one cup left behind from making stuffed shells.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger; fresh, finely diced or grated.
- 2 tablespoons maple or agave syrup
- 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 cups ricotta cheese
- 4 bananas, sliced for serving
In a saute pan without oil, toast the flaked coconut until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Measure out the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, ginger, sugar, and flaked coconut; into bowl. In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks, ricotta, and milk until combined. Using a whisk mix the wet and dry ingredients together until smooth. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form then gently fold the whites into the batter mixture. Brush a saute pan with coconut oil and heat on medium heat. Add batter to the pan and cook until bubbles form. Flip pancake and cook an additional one minute. repeat until batter mixture is used. Serve hot, topped with sliced bananas.
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