Thursday, July 12, 2012
Cinnamon Peach Pancakes
I've got a thing for breakfast foods.
I'm not gonna lie.
I could eat breakfast for lunch and dinner nearly every day.
Oh, and of course, breakfast.
There's just something homey and comforting about breakfast to me.
Maybe it's the fact that I have fond memories of having my grandmother's delicious griddle cakes when I was little.
I'd spend the summers at my grandparent's home in Rhode Island while my parents stayed back at our house just outside of Chicago.
They were pretty wonderful summers except the many times I spent on the phone just crying because I was homesick. I'm sure my mom tired of those calls very quickly.
So, with fond memories of Grandma cooking in the kitchen and by adapting her griddle cake recipe, I give to you these wonderful summer pancakes.
Cinnamon Peach Pancakes - serves 4
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon melted butter plus additional butter for the grill or skillet
2 peaches - peeled, pitted and diced
Preheat griddle to medium. You can also use a skillet over medium heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder.
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add buttermilk and melted butter. Mix to combine.
All at once, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Fold in the diced peaches.
Place just enough butter on the surface of the griddle to coat it throughout. I place about a 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of butter on it and then move it around with the knife so that the whole surface is covered. We don't use any additional butter on the pancakes at the table, just the maple syrup.
Using a large spoon or scant 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto griddle.
Cook until bubbles appear on the tops of the pancakes and then pop, about 5-7 minutes. The edges should also be somewhat dry/cooked.
With a metal spatula, carefully flip the pancake over to cook for and additional 5-7 minutes. After the flip, I'll sometimes cook them again on the original side for about a minute of so just to make sure that they are completely cooked.
Place onto a serving plate and serve with maple syrup.
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Cinnamon Peach Pancakes earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
My daughter's both agreed they should be given a 4, but I didn't think they were the best I'd ever had.
I honestly liked the Berry Buttermilk Pancakes better than these.
It's good though to add different things to the pancakes. I've only really ever made our pancakes plain.
Yes, I was boring, but now I'm SPICING things up a bit! Hee hee
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!