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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mmmmmm.. Pancakes using fruit puree!

Hello folks. It is said necessity is the mother of invention. In this case it holds true. I had some apple-blueberry fruit puree left from my son's infant days. It was still good, so the wheels in my brain started churning.... how can I use this and not waste it. Well ....we have apple pancakes and we have blueberry pancakes. Let me combine them and viola! I can use my fruit puree and we'll have mmm...mmm...goodness!

Pancake recipe is the basic one that I got from the Good Old Fashioned Pancake with a slight variation. It serves about 8 people. I generally halve the batter and store it in the fridge for next day breakfast.



Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt ( 1 tsp salt was too much for my liking! )
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 cups milk ( To make my batter thinner.. I like my pancakes not so thick )
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tub of apple/blueberry fruit puree (You can make your own fruit puree at home. One tub is 3.5 oz.  Use 2 tubs if you planning on using all the batter same morning )
1/2 apple grated ( 1 whole apple if using all batter )


Get Cooking

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and keep aside. Beat egg and add milk in a separate bowl. Add melted butter to this and whisk quickly to prevent butter from solidifying again. I used milk and egg straight out of fridge...what to do I never remember to keep them out ahead of time. 

Add milk-egg mixture to flour and mix gently. Halve the batter and add fruit puree and grated apple for extra texture. Fold gently until everything mixed. 

Yes the apple started browning because I was busy trying to get a perfect shot! 

Save the other half of batter in fridge for your next day. Maybe for banana pancake as someone requested them today.

Heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium/ medium low heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. I was using a non stick griddle, so I didn't use butter after the first time. No oil/butter.... hows that for healthy start f the day?


Brown on both sides.

Stack your pancakes as you make them or serve it right away.  Can you see the steam rising from the hot and happening stack of yummy goodness?


Here's your plate.. enjoy it with a dollop of butter, drizzle of maple syrup... or whatever you fancy.

Note:
  1.  Its important to maintain the heat because pancake needs to cook thoroughly because of the added grated apple. Brown on high heat and you'll have uncooked center or around fruit bits.
  2. You can use almost any fruit puree- apple, mashed banana, mango. I have even added finely chopped strawberries one time. There are endless possibilities. 
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