I love that people are sending me pancake recipes now. It’s adorable. Like Gaby, the other day. She sent over this blueberry yogurt pancake recipe and I wanted to try it so bad, but alas, Puglia is not a region where you can find berries, so I kept the yogurt idea and applied it to the last recipe I tried, the whole wheat banana pancakes. I omitted the mashed banana inside the pancake and used it as a type of syrup to dowse on top. Excellent, indeed. Though, I warn those of you who are non-yogurt lovers, this pancake has that glorious yogurt tang, so beware. Maybe you can mask it by using a flavored yogurt? That might be really good actually...
Pancake recipe: adapted from this recipe
Taste: Nutty (from the whole wheat flour) with a slight tang.
Texture: A bit dense.
Esthetics: Nice and puffy and golden.
Manageability: Super easy to put together, good flipping action.
Yogurt Pancakes with Banana Sauce
(adapted from this recipe)
for the pancakes
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 egg whites
for the sauce
1 mashed banana
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Lightly beat the egg whites and stir the yogurt and milk in until combined. Add slowly into the dry ingredients. Pour batter onto a lightly buttered, preheated skillet and flip when bubbles appear. Since there isn’t much fat in the batter, you’ll need to regrease your pan rather frequently in between pancakes.
For the sauce, simply scrape out any burnt bits from the pan you were using, add in the ingredients and stir until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
In other news I’m officially obsessed with my iPhone (duh, who isn’t?) and have no idea how I was a blogger before without one! Manu has started calling me iMarissa and I bop around every time it rings. But I'm in the honeymoon stage. This excitement will wear off soon. Right?
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