Sunday, September 23, 2012

crunchy strawberry wheatgerm pancakes


I know it's no longer strawberry season; however, yesterday my dad came home from the store with a big box of strawberries.

Weekend breakfasts are always a highlight of my week, and I tend to plan of them in advance. I was planning on making something autumn-y -- apple rings, pumpkin pancakes, gingerbread waffles... But that pint of strawberries kept calling my name. So I mixed it into these pancakes.

These pancakes are light and fluffy. Juicy strawberries are packed into every bite, and the hint of vanilla makes them taste like dessert! Despite their dessert-like appearance, these aren't overwhelmingly sweet (making them the perfect thing to pour maple syrup on!). Before flipping, I generously sprinkled each pancake with wheat germ. Not only does this up the health factor, but it adds a delicious crunch to each bite.


With love,
Erica


Strawberry Pancakes
Yields 4-6 servings

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup wheat germ (for sprinkling)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the flour with a spatula and pour in the egg, milk, vanilla, honey, and butter. Mix until just combined. Fold in the strawberries.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a heated griddle, sprinkle one side generously with wheat germ, and cook each side until lightly browned. Serve hot with maple syrup and butter.



4 comments:

  1. The pancakes look AMAZING! I love weekend breakfasts, too...in a home full of boys with HUGE appetites, I usually end up making southern biscuits/gravy/bacon/sausage/potatoes....these pancakes look so delicate and girly :) hope your English test went well (I read a comment on your last post).

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    1. Ohhh that sounds so good :) Thank you so much -- actually, my English test is coming up next week, so I still have a little time to study, but thank you so much for asking! I have a recipe for some great, healthy buttermilk biscuits if you are interested!

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  2. Yum I LOVE sprinkling my pancakes with wheat germ! That texture on the outside is just the best. I love how perfectly browned your pancakes look :)

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    1. I love the crunch that wheatgerm adds -- plus you can't argue with the added health bonus!

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