Jun 16 2011

Seasonal Pancakes: Strawberry

I've posted about Justin's chocolate chip pancakes before. They're an important weekend tradition, as anyone knows who visits us! (Want to visit?!)

When fruit is in season, we go the seasonal route with our pancakes. Last year, we devoured these peach pancakes and this weekend we gladly indulged in strawberry pancakes.

We can't seem to get enough of strawberries this season. I was worried it would be a short season and so I froze a few pints early on, yet the strawberries not only keep coming, they keep tasting better. I'm keeping a personal ranking of my favorite strawberries available at New York farmers markets, but at this point, you can expect sweet strawberries from nearly any farmer.

Strawberries are at their peak! The sad thing with a peak--unless you're running up a very steep hill, in which case it's a good thing--is that a peak signifies the beginning of the end.

These pancakes are a quick and delicious way to integrate sweet strawberries into your breakfast routine. I'll report back on what seasonal addition we try next!

Strawberry Pancakes

Makes 10 pancakes


290 g all purpose flour

25 g whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1.5-1.75 cups milk

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 pint of strawberries, tops cut off and halved


1)    In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir until well mixed and make a well in the center.

2)    Pour the eggs, milk, and 2 tablespoons melted butter into the well, then gradually whisk from the center outward, until well combined but slightly lumpy.  Don’t over mix the batter!

3)    Preheat your griddle.

4)    Slowly ladle ¼ cup of the batter onto the griddle, centering the ladle over the batter so it spreads out into a circle.  Ladle as many pancakes as there is room, without letting them touch. *We can usually put 3 on our Cuisinart griddle.

5)    Place the halved strawberries on the top of each circle of batter.

6)    When the pancakes have begun to bubble in the center and the bottoms are golden (about 2-3 minutes), use a spatula to flip them.

7)    Cook about a minute longer, until the second side is golden.

8)    Enjoy!