Banana ricotta, a combination of ricotta cheese and banana, is utilized for making various desserts, savory dishes or sometimes toppings.
Popular Banana Ricotta Recipe Variations
Banana Ricotta Muffins with Walnuts – This dessert is prepared in the same way as the banana bread, but its texture is enriched by the addition of ricotta cheese. This muffin resembles a cake more than bread.
Ingredients – Large and mashed bananas, milk or cream, ricotta, vanilla, canola oil, flour, sugar, light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt are used in the preparation of muffins. Light brown sugar, walnuts, and salt are used for topping the muffins.
Method of Preparation – The dry and wet ingredients are combined in separate bowls. These ingredients are then combined together in a single bowl and the batter so formed is lined on glazed muffin tins. Topping ingredients are combined and sprinkled over the muffins before baking.
Banana and Ricotta Hot Cakes - These hotcakes are good to be served during the breakfast. They are very simple to prepare and are considered best for beginning a day.
Ingredients – Corn flour, boiling water, plain flour, castor sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, milk, eggs, butter, ricotta cheese, firm bananas, berries, honey and water are required for making this hot cake.
Method of Preparation – The dish preparation begins by combining the corn meal in hot water. The dry ingredients are combined in a bowl along with eggs and milk. Melted butter is added to this resultant batter along with corn flour. Ricotta is added to the bowl and the batter is cooked like a regular pancake in an iron griddle. The cakes can be kept in an oven to maintain their warmth. The honey is heated with water in a small saucepan and served as a topping for hot cake along with berries and slices of banana.
Ricotta and Banana Fritters – This is one of the popular breakfast dishes in most of the Italian homes.
Ingredients – Fresh ricotta, ripened bananas, brown sugar, self-raising flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, egg, butter, and icing sugar are used in the preparation of dish.
Method of Preparation – The dish preparation begins by combining the ricotta cheese with sugar, bananas, cinnamon, flour, egg, and nutmeg. These ingredients are combined well to form a batter. Ladleful of mixture is added to the frying pan and cooked until the top turns bubbly. It is usually served after dusting with icing sugar.