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Chocolate Chip Banana and Ricotta Chia Pancakes.

 But chocolate chip banana pancakes? Well, they are just my favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, chia, chocolate chip, pancakes, ricotta
Servings: 14 Pancakes
Calories: 199kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs whites separated from yolks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 very rip bananas mashed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips...or more!
  • pure maple syrup powdered sugar, fresh bananas + chia seeds, for topping

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or use a hand held mixer), beat egg whites until they start to bubble. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of the sugar; continue beating until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • Combine the ricotta, milk, 3 egg yolks, mashed bananas, melted butter, vanilla and lemon zest in a separate, larger mixing bowl. Next add the white whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt, stirring gently until just combined.
  • Stir a small scoop of the egg whites into the ricotta pancake batter to lighten the batter, then fold in the remaining whites with a spatula. Stir in the chia seeds.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. Grease with butter or cooking spray. Pour 1/3 cup pancake batter on the center of the hot pan. Sprinkle each pancake with chocolate chips. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Using a spatula, gently flip the pancake over and cook the other side for a minute, or until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, stacked tall and topped with banana slices, chia seeds, powdered sugar and maple syrup if desired. Eat!

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.3mg