While browsing through the June edition of Southern Living, I came across this recipe for Sweet Peach Pancakes. When I saw peaches on sale at the local grocer for $.99/lb, I knew it was fate. My mouth was watering too much for me not to try this recipe.
Aren't these gorgeous?
The batter was a no-brainer, but when it came to cutting the peaches, I was supposed to slice them into thin wedges and put those straight on the griddle.
But the peaches were too bulky for the batter, no matter which way I tried it!
A part of me wonders if magazines really test out their recipes before going to the printers….hmmm.
So, I diced 'em up and sprinkled them in the batter like I do chocolate chips. Much, much better.
Here's the recipe if you want to try these yourself, including the adaptations:
Sweet Peach Pancakes
Yield: 10 pancakes
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- Canola oil
- 3 medium peaches, diced
1. Sift together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, and whisk until just combined.
2. Melt a small amount of butter with oil on a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat, pour 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle to form a circle, than sprinkle in peaches.
3. Cook pancakes 3-4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook other sides 2-3 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining batter/peaches, adding more butter and oil to the griddle as needed.
I was skeptical about the cornmeal addition, but it makes this recipe feel so southern, not to mention delicious. Can't you just imagine a big ol' heap of homemade whip cream and sticky syrup on top? Mmmmm.
Time-Saving Idea: Mix together all the dry ingredients and store in an airtight container. Half the prep is already done for you when you want to whip up a homey breakfast, or need a quick replacement for dinner, which, by the way, is the best kind of dinner.
Total Cost: $2.88 or $.58/serving (2 pancakes each)
Do you like to put fruit in your pancakes?