Wednesday, September 22, 2010
When I was growing up, pancakes either came out of a box in the freezer, or out of a box in the pantry that you just added a few simple ingredients to before you fried them up in a skillet or the microwave. Nowadays, I wouldn't dream of doing either one! Call me crazy, but homemade pancakes are extremely easy, so why would I want to use any pre-made mixes or pancakes? Am I right? Right.
We had a bunch of peaches a little while back, and besides grilling them, or just eating them outright... we tried to experiment with different ways to using them up. And so these peach pancakes came about and I'm telling you, it was one of the best Sunday breakfasts we've had in A LONG WHILE.
2 cups flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
4-5 peaches, pureed, plus some extra thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons butter, divided
maple syrup, for serving (optional)
powdered sugar (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, and pureed peaches. Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Heat a griddle pan or large skillet under high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Using a ladle, pour in batter. With my large skillet, I had enough room to do about 3 pancakes per batch. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Serve dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with maple syrup. You can even place the thinly sliced peaches on top also!
These pancakes were damn near perfect. They weren't too thick, not too thin. They were kind of a cross between a crepe and a pancake in texture and size. They had peachy flavor all throughout and the maple syrup paired perfectly with it all! Like I said, if you're looking for a different way to use up your peaches and you happen to be feeling a fantastic breakfast coming on... this is it! Enjoy!
And check out our CSA goodies... fall is here and I'm ecstatic! (It is my favorite season!)
1 butternut squash (my favorite squash!)
3 lbs. apples (gigantic ones at that!)
1 bunch swiss chard (our first batch of greens!)
2 lbs. sweet potatoes
3 hot peppers
Local Harvest.org)! It's well worth it!