Saturday, September 24, 2011

.macadamia nut pancakes.

you may (or may not) remember me talking about making pancakes from scratch out of necessity rather than desire here. once i learned how simple and even more tasty a homemade pancake mix is over the store bought variety, i was anxious to get the griddle going.
with quite a bit of macadamia nuts leftover from a gift, i decided to snazz up my pancakes by making them a little nuttier. macadamia nuttier to be exact.

my original recipe called for some sugar. pour. some. sugar. on. me. pardon my tangent.

this time, to sit sweetly with macadamia nuts, i decided to use brown sugar instead of white sugar. it was a nice trade-off.

follow the recipe i used last time, except for that one tweak, (or just use the new one down below) and then ladle the batter onto the griddle. once the batter is all circled up, drop in the amount of nuts you want in your pancakes.

i may have went a little overboard due to the fact that i was ecstatic to use them. either be ecstatic like me or a little more rational when you make some for yourself.

keep in mind, you can use any additions, types of nuts or goodies you desire. as i'm reliving this breakfast moment, i wish i'd added some white chocolate chips to some of the pancakes. there's always this weekend.


macadamia nut pancakes

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a dash of salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter
macadamia nuts

this recipe yields 8 pancakes. in a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. using a whisk, mix in the buttermilk, vanilla and egg until well combined and smooth. stir in the melted butter.
heat non-stick skillet or griddle over medium to medium high heat. using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour pancake batter onto hot griddle. if you are adding any extra flavors, place it in the batter after it is on the griddle. when pancake is golden brown, flip with a spatula to cook other side.

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