Strawberry Pancakes


Update:

I have slightly tweaked the previous recipe and of course added better photos that show these gorgeous pink pancakes in better light!


Yep! I am back with more pancakes :D Kinda addicted I guess! Here goes the story for this one...usually I  prefer adding a bit of refined flour to my pancakes for better texture but this time my hubby was adamant that he will have pancakes only if they are made from whole wheat flour and without sugar. He wanted to keep the calories to a minimum - just came back from his regular jogs and wasn't going to ruin that with a heavy high cal brekkie! That's how I came up with these; they were pretty good. So (as agreed) the credit for this recipe goes to my hubby dearest :)

Although I was planning to make my usual choco pancakes, I thought I will try adding strawberries instead. Frankly, I was expecting  pink pancakes as the batter had the lovely pink colour. But once you cook them, the pink colour fades out giving way to the normal  golden brown  - most probably since they are made from whole wheat flour. Also compared to my regular pancakes these were very light and a lot thinner. Again a simple and quick recipe that makes a delightful breakfast.

Strawberry Pancakes: Recipe



Ingredients (makes 6-8 pancakes):
  • Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
  • Fresh, ripe strawberries - 250 gm
  • Frozen mixed berries - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Honey - 1 tbsp
  • Low fat milk -  as required
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Low fat yogurt - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - a small pinch
Method:
  1. Roughly whisk the dry ingredients - flour,  baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a wire whisk till they are well combined.
  2. Puree the strawberries, mixed berries with  honey and yoghurt.
  3. Add the strawberry puree to the dry ingredients. Gradually add milk and whisk well to form a batter - not too thick or too thin. When you lift the whisk the batter will fall in ribbons.
  4. Heat a skillet or non stick pan (grease the surface with very little oil if required). Add a ladle of this batter to the centre. If the consistency is right the batter should spread a little to form a small pancake.
  5. When bubbles form on the top surface, flip it using a flat spatula and then cook the other side. Serve hot with honey or maple syrup and berries of your choice.



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17 comments:

  1. wow...yummy n healthy pan cake.....

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  2. Ooh.. yumm... You inspired me to make breakfast with strawberry today... Made Strawberry french toast...
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  3. this looks beautiful and healthy

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  4. lovely......healthy pancakes!

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  5. U are henceforth christened the queen of pancakes :)

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  6. not that i have heard of horse gram chutney.. You could just make a powder of it minus the spices and could use that to chutneys.. Not many would like the taste of it i guess..esp in chutneys!

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  7. Thanks guys! :)

    @Rasi: lol like that title ;) Can't help experimenting with pancakes these days :D So be prepared to see more of it on this blog!

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  8. This does look very tasty! I love strawberries with everything. So this is making my eyes hurt with longing ;P

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  9. Your healthier version of Strawberry pancakes looks sinfully delicious especially with that chocolate sauce drizzle!

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  10. very inviting and delicious..will surely try this soon..loved the addition of strawberry in it.

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  11. Love pancakes.. Sundays are pancakes day at home. So can try all your pancakes..

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  12. Very healthy and delicious pancakes..

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  13. Very healthy and delicious pancake. Thanks for linking my event.


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