Pancakes: Strawberries, Cherries and an Angel’s Kiss in Spring

I am not kidding! These pancakes are “really made from all these things”. So, if you are ready for the best summer pancake recipes that will also help you save time in the kitchen, put some music on and let’s start!

Strawberry Pancakes

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May is National Strawberry Month, and it is high time you stack upon these red beauties. Besides being incredibly tasty, strawberries abound with many health promoting features and this is what makes them even more appealing. Let us then see all the benefits strawberries can boast of.

High in Fiber and Low in Calories

You know what this means, right? You can eat strawberries without the slightest sense of guilt. And this is not all, strawberries are also

High in anthocyanins

And this, my friends, means that they can help burn stored fat. Additionally, the weight loss process is going to be stimulated by the compound nitrate strawberries contain, it will promote blood flow and oxygen in the body.

High in biotin

The last thing on the list of benefits of these yummy berries is their anti-aging property.  The biotin they contain will keep your hair and nails strong.

And now, on to the more interesting part: the pancake recipe. The best thing about strawberries and pancakes is they can take on many different disguises. Get your favorite pancake recipe and fold several strawberry slices in. Of course, you can always use strawberries as a topping, and even pulse them in the food processor and add them to the pancake batter itself.

Cherry Pancakes

Much like strawberries, cherries too, come with a range of benefits. And, come on, you don’t need convincing for making cherries the stars of your next pancake recipe, right? J Let us then see all the ways that cherries can make their way into your pancakes better.

First of all, you will have to pit the cherries and measure afterwards. So if the recipe calls for half a cup of cherries, then it refers to them being washed and pitted first.

And if you are to fold the cherries into the pancake batter, then roughly chop them before gently incorporating them into the batter. And lastly, remember, if the cherries are juicy, reduce the amount of milk you are to use.

The Angel’s Kiss in Spring Pancakes

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And, last on my list is the angel’s kiss. In my book the ingredient that comes closest to an angel’s kiss is lavender. Prepare your pancakes with either fresh or dried lavender flowers for the tastiest, most interesting pancake recipe ever. Preparing this recipe is as easy as ABC, just combine all of the ingredients below, and fry the pancakes as you usually would.

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lavender flower extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 2 cups of buttermilk

If you are using fresh lavender, then add 2 tablespoons of it, if you opt for dried lavender buds, then use one and a half tablespoons. Regardless of what form of lavender you choose, go ahead and finely chop it prior to using it.

And that’s it folks, you have now a palette of recipes you can prepare this summer, of course, while listening to your favorite song.

 

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