As I’ve made clear in several other posts
: I. Love. Pancakes. Anyone around me during mealtimes can attest; I eat pancakes for lunch or dinner at least 3 times a week. With these delicious little cakes frequenting my meals quite often, I like to try new twists to the classic pancake to keep things fresh; today I want to share with you a wonderfully fruity version, the strawberry pancake.
I came across this recipe on Food Network and had to give it a try. Light, fluffy, and perfectly sweet, these pancakes are bursting with strawberry flavor and are delicious eaten with a dollop of whipped cream and extra fresh berries (as shown) or with a drizzle of maple syrup. They truly make the perfect fruit filled breakfast (or in my case, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack…) Enjoy!
Yields: 12 pancakes (dropped by 1/4 cup)
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tbls sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk – shake well before pouring
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tbls butter – melted and cooled
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- Cooking Spray
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- Additional sliced berries for topping (optional)
- Maple Syrup (Optional)
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat or an electric griddle to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients with your finger or a spoon and pour wet ingredients into dry.
- Mix until just combined. (Avoid over mixing or you will get a tough pancake!)
- Spray your skillet with cooking spray and drop pancakes by 1/4 cup into pan. Drop a few strawberry slices on top of the batter and allow to cook, about three minutes, or until bubbles form on top of the pancakes and the underside is golden brown.
- Flip pancakes and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Place pancakes on a plate and cover with tin foil to keep warm; similarly you can also keep warm in a 200 degree oven.
- Continue making pancakes until all batter is gone.
- Enjoy topped with whipped cream and berries or a drizzle of maple syrup.