Okay, I love most pancakes, and I'm sure there are many people who could make a great case for another version. But in my house, these are tops. Robust whole wheat flour mingles with the nutty flavor of browned butter, studded with tart raspberries that caramelize when they hit the hot pan, topped with sweet pure maple syrup. I often serve them for brinner (breakfast as dinner). Seriously, you've got to try them ...
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Makes 4 large (6"-7") pancakes
Notes: During raspberry season, fresh berries are great, but I often use frozen berries (no thawing required) with great results.
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup AP flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3-4 tablespoons butter, browned (plus more for the pan during cooking)
- 1- 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, or any favorite berry for that matter
- Real pure maple syrup
2. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients. (Flours, baking powder, salt, sugar)
3. Add wet ingredients (milk, egg, vanilla, browned butter) and stir until fairly smooth.
4. Heat skillet over medium heat, add a pad of butter. Pour a large ladle of batter into pan.
5. Sprinkle with raspberries (about 1/4 cup per 6" pancake). Wait for air bubbles to dot the surface of the pancake, then flip.
6. Cook for a few more minutes until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter, wiping your skillet and adding fresh butter each time.
7. Serve with lots of maple syrup and more raspberries. Enjoy!
P.S. - I highly recommend the saute pan pictured above. I collect cookbooks and cookware like some women collect handbags and shoes. When I was in the market for a non-stick skillet that didn't have a toxic coating, I was thrilled to find this ceramic coated beauty. It is so slick you have to be careful not to slide your eggs right out of it. It has held up very well so far (I've had it about 4 months), and the white bottom makes it ideal for watching butter brown. If you need a non-stick skillet and are looking for something healthy (other than cast iron) look no further.