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My kids are pancake fanatics.
Seriously, they would eat them for every meal, in every shape and/or form you could create.
Pancake muffins? Done.
Clafouti? You bet.
Pancake dipped apple & bacon slices? Boom.
It used to be they were reserved only for weekends when my husband and I had enough time to pull together a proper pancake breakfast. But ever since I became a stay-at-home mom, I find myself with enough time and energy to lovingly make them for breakfast several times a week.
Seriously though, my time is still in short supply (I do homeschool 4 kids, you know!), but since the whole family loves them so much, I endeavor to make ’em more often.
(And leftovers make for a quick breakfast on mornings when time is tight)
I’ve made pancakes every which way you can imagine. Some ridiculously successful; others…not so much. The problem lies in the fact that I’m one of those people who like pancakes so fluffy, they could be a pillow; where 2 is enough to fill you up; where it’s like eating heavenly clouds of deliciousness.
But, I don’t like having to whip egg whites, fold them into the batter… yada, yada, yada. That’s just too much like work. So…guess what you can use to create fluffier than fluffy pancakes without all the fuss of egg whites?
(The post title gave it away, didn’t it?)
When I discovered this little trick, I swear the clouds parted, heavenly light beamed into my kitchen, and I heard strains of the Hallelujah chorus.
Serious. Pancake. Manna.
Thanks to Chobani and their #MadewithSummer campaign, this is how the pancake making went down…
I decided to add fresh peaches to my pancakes, because it’s the peak of peach season here in MO. Plus, the kids and I went peach picking a few weeks ago at Eckert’s farm and went a bit overboard (as in, 80 lbs. of peaches overboard).
Canned peaches can be used in a pinch, but fresh ones add such a depth of flavor and aren’t nearly as hard to process as you might think.
First, boil some water and make sure to have a bowl of ice water close at hand.
Slice an ‘X’ on the bottom of each peach with a sharp knife and drop them into the boiling water for several minutes. (3-4 min. max)
~4 peaches are needed for this entire recipe.
Fish the peaches out of the boiling water (with a spider or tongs) and dunk them in the ice water to cool.
After that, the skins just slip right off. Easy peasy!
Then just pit your peaches and chop them into small cubes. Keep half for the pancakes and turn the other half into a delightful peach syrup!
To a pot add:
Chopped peaches (12-14 oz.; about 2 peaches)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. corn starch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup water
Cook over medium-low heat until reduced by 1/4-1/2 & desired consistency is achieved.
While you’re busy denuding your peaches and reducing your syrup, go ahead and whip up your pancake batter.
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat (or white whole wheat) flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used #Chobani)
1-1/2 cups milk
4 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
All the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Then combine the bowls together.
And toss in chopped peaches!!
Using a ladle or cookie scoop, spoon batter onto a heated & greased pan or griddle.
Cook at ~325 degrees until bubbles form and pop along the edges of your pancakes.
Then flip and cook through!
Stack, top with peach syrup, and DEVOUR!
I’m not sure how you could go wrong adding another pancake recipe to your arsenal. Bonus for the fact that using yogurt actually makes them HEALTHY!
(Ok, maybe that’s a stretch…but it IS a great justification for eating a larger servingl!)
Flavored Greek yogurt might be an interesting way to amp up flavor. Not necessary, but assuredly tasty.
You can also check out Chobani’s recipe page for other amazing ways to cook (and eat) healthy!
Final family rating?
5 thumbs up!
This one will definitely become a menu regular in my kitchen.
Tell me, what’s your favorite way to use pancakes and/or pancake batter?
I have more yogurt inspired dishes heading your way soon! Until then… may the fork be with you!
@eckertfarms @chobani #madewithsummer #peaches #eckertfarms #pancakes #chobani