Fresh peaches and creamy ricotta give these peach ricotta pancakes a richness of flavor that makes them hard to resist. The ricotta also provides more protein and calcium than is typically found in a traditional pancake.
Getting adequate protein is important
Protein is important for building cells, tissues, muscles and skin; calcium helps with building and maintaining your bones and teeth and also helps with messaging throughout our nervous system.
Having 20-30g of protein at each meal throughout the day will help ensure that your body is getting what it needs. It will also help keep you from getting hungry between meals, which can help you maintain your weight.
When peaches are out of season
If you can’t get decent peaches in your local market because they are out of season, you can also substitute 1 cup of frozen peaches. I would turn half of them into a compote and the balance can be minced finely to cook in the batter.
The flavor won’t be the same, but using frozen peaches is a way to enjoy this recipe even in the middle of winter.
This recipe is part of my comfort food series.