Saturday, April 2, 2011
Mixed Berry Pancakes
Not to be confused with Larry's Sunday Buckwheat Pancakes, these yummy little suckers have the berries built in! (there are actually two pancakes in this photo - in case anyone was wondering...)
Blueberry Corn Pancakes
Adapted from Veganomicon
makes 8-10 pancakes
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil (I left it out for a lower-fat version and they were fine)
1-1/4 cup plain soy milk (I used vanilla - yum!)
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (optional - but only because I didn't have any!)
1 cup fresh berries (I used blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
canola (or some other light oil) cooking spray
Sift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, add them to the dry until combined and fold in the berries. A couple of lumps are fine. Overmixing yields tougher pancakes.
Preheat a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Spray pan with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into the pan. Cook till bubbly and brown on bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned. Pancakes should be firm but not hard.
Top with fresh berries, bananas, powdered sugar, nuts or whatever your little hearts desire.