Pancakes!

Hello again, everyone!  Here’s to another great summer season of fresh veggies and fruit!  So…does anyone have leftover rhubarb?  I still had about four stalks leftover from Week #1’s box so I decided to make some Strawberry Rhubarb Pancakes for breakfast this morning with the remains of this week’s strawberries, which, surprisingly, have kept until now.  They actually have become a bit soft, which makes them perfect for this recipe.

I found this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Muffins and adapted it to make a looser batter, appropriate for pancakes.  I also made a couple of other changes, based on what I had available.

Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tap. Salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz strawberry banana yogurt
  • 4 oz plain Greek yogurt blended with 1/2 – 3/4 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp Amaretto
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chopped rhubarb (one large piece)
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Instructions:

  • Preheat a large skillet over a medium flame.  Watch the pan carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.  If it starts to get too hot, lower the flame.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and oil until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the first four dry ingredients.
  • Add the egg, yogurt, vanilla and amaretto to the sugar mixture and blend well.  Sowly add the dry mixture.
  • Add the rhubarb and strawberries, fold in.  Allow the strawberries to get smashed in order to release juices into the mixture.
  • Use Canola oil spray to coat the pan.  If you only have butter, try to coat as evenly as possible, and then wipe the pan with a paper towel to remove excess butter.
  • Pour a test pancake.  If the batter is still too thick, add some more water and/or Amaretto. Remix and pour again.

*For flour, instead of all purpose I use 3 parts whole wheat flour to 1 part millet flour, which I grind myself from the whole grain.  It comes out pretty coarse, but makes for an interesting texture.

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