Jessica Sepel’s guilt-free ricotta & banana hotcakes

Love hotcakes? Try Jessica Sepel's delicious, guilt-free take on the breakfast favourite, sans the less than desirable ingredients.

Hotcakes, Jessica Sepel

Nothing says weekend indulgence more than a lazy morning spent cooking up these delicious ricotta and banana hotcakes. Guilt-free and so easy to make…all that’s left to do is enjoy these fluffy treats!

Guilt-Free Ricotta & Banana Hotcakes


Serves: 2


2 eggs or 3 egg whites

3 large tbsp. ricotta cheese

2 tbsp. LSA mix or linseed meal, almond meal, sunflower meal

2 tbsp. psyllium husk

2 tsp. stevia/maple syrup

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla powder/essence

1/2 mashed banana

2 tbsp. almond milk/cows milk ( your preference)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp coconut oil, for frying

Extra banana, walnuts, maple syrup – for topping


  1. Whisk all ingredients, except coconut oil, in a bowl until combined.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a non-stick fry pan on medium heat.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of mixture in to pan (pancake style). When bubbles being to develop, flip it onto other side. Continue with the rest of mixture.
  4. Serve with drizzled maple syrup, a sprinkle cinnamon and walnuts, warm banana bits or a dollop of ricotta.
  5. Enjoy these fluffy treats!

Prefer a savoury breakfast? Try this nutritious baked eggs recipe.
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Jessica Sepel
Jessica Sepel is one of Australia’s leading nutritionists as well as an author, wellness coach and health blogger at You may recognize her from her beautiful recipes – she is the beloved voice of very active Facebook and Instagram profiles featuring daily food inspiration and health mantras. Her second eBook, The Clean Life, was massively successful worldwide, before being published officially by Pan Macmillan Australia under a new title, The Healthy Life. As a regular contributor to Vogue Australia, mindbodygreen and a variety of international publications, Jess continues to expand the JSHealth brand for women who want to prioritize wellness in their busy lives. She has a passion for helping young women develop a healthy relationship with food, teaching self love and respect everywhere she goes and has just completed her second book, to be published early next year.