Saturday, November 29, 2008

Blueberry and Pine Nut Pancakes

We woke up last Sunday morning with a craving for pancakes. I've only tried to make pancakes once from scratch before and they turned out AWFUL, so I'll admit I was a little apprehensive to try again. I had a recipe from Smitten Kitchen bookmarked that sounded really good, but it was apple pancakes and we didn't have any apples. I thought I would improvise with the ingredients we had and follow the basic recipe for the batter. After all, if they turned out bad this time, I could always blame the fact that I didn't follow the recipe exactly, right? Well, the pancakes came out great, and I can't wait to try to make them with actual apples. You can find the original recipe here, and below are the pancakes I made.

Blueberry and Pine Nut Pancakes
adapted from Smitten Kitchen's Apple Pancake recipe


2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups of milk or yogurt (I used milk and am only assuming that the yogurt will work as well)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 package of fresh blueberries
3/4 cup pine nuts


Mix the eggs with the milk in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir in the pine nuts. Drop large spoonful of batter into the pan and flatten it out a little (otherwise, you might have trouble getting them to cook in the center) and cook until golden brown underneath. Drop the blueberries one by one onto the batter - this will help to get a more consistent amount of blueberries on each pancake. Flip the pancakes when you see tiny bubbles start to pop on the surface of the batter and cook them for an additional two or three minutes. Serve immediately, or keep on a tray in a warmed oven until you are ready to serve them.

Servings: Yields about 15 pancakes

Review: The pancakes came out really good. The pine nuts were a great compliment to the blueberry flavor. This was first time I ever cooked pancakes and they actually came out that nice golden brown color. It was great! I will definitely be using this recipe time with apples.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to incorporate pinenuts! I wouldn't have thought blueberries and pinenuts would work well together!