Ways to Get Involved

Ricotta, apple and cinnamon hotcakes

Monday, 6 Feb 2023
Jump to...

These hotcakes are warm, fluffy and oh so yummy! They are great for breakfast, or make a delicious, healthy dessert.

Serves: 4 | Prep: 15 | Cook: 30


4 green apples
1/4 cup caster sugar, plus 1 tbs extra
3/4 cup firm reduced-fat ricotta (from the deli section)
3/4 cup So Good Regular Soy Milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, separated
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbs margarine
2/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt


Step 1 – Core and cut two apples into eights. Coarsely grate the remaining two apples.

Step 2 – Combine apple wedges and 1/4 cup caster sugar in a medium saucepan. Add just enough water to cover the apples. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently for 10-12 minutes or until apples are just tender. Remove apples and set aside. Return poaching liquid to high heat. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until a light syrup forms.

Step 3 – Place the ricotta, milk, vanilla and egg yolks in a medium bowl. Use a spatula to combine and press out any lumps. Stir through grated apple. Mix in flour, ground cinnamon and remaining 1tbs caster sugar until just combined. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites through ricotta mixture.

Step 4 – Melt margarine in a large frypan over medium-low heat. Add ¼-cup portions of mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles appear and hotcakes are golden underneath. Flip and cook for a further minute. Remove hotcakes from the pan and keep warm. Continue cooking the remaining mixture.

Step 5 – Spread yoghurt between serving plates. Top with hotcakes and poached apples. Finish with a drizzle of the poaching liquid syrup.


Love this recipe? It’s one of the good-for-you and easy-to-make recipes from 12 before 12, our NEW healthy eating and cooking guide for kids. 12 before 12 is a super-dooper food adventure that teaches kids how to shop, prep, cook and eat their way to a healthy life. To learn more about this exciting new education initiative and to download your FREE digital copy visit 12before12.sanitarium.com.au

For more cooking recipes, visit Sanitarium.