How to make berry vanilla pancakes
Breakfast,  Pancakes

Very Berry Vanilla Pancakes

Berries are in season right now in Maryland and lucky for us my parents have lots and lots of berry-producing bushes on their small farm. Last weekend when we visited for Father’s Day my mother sent us home with a big container of fresh raspberries and blackberries, most of which have already been devoured. Those that remained were just on the edge of getting too ripe, the kind of ripe that’ll flirt with moldiness in the next day or two. And we can’t let that happen, can we?

Therein lies today’s breakfast inspiration, a simple twist on my standard pancake recipe we make almost every weekend. Bonus? The pancakes reheat really well in the microwave if you have leftovers – just wrap a couple in a moist paper towel and nuke on high for 20-30 seconds. Here you go!

Very Berry Vanilla Pancakes

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Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Serves: 4

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup assorted raspberries and blackberries, mashed


Set a large non-stick pan over medium heat to preheat. Combine the berries, vanilla and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl and set it aside while you make the batter.

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In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk and oil in large measuring cup, and the pour it into the flour mixture. Whisk until everything is just combined, then gently fold in the macerated berries and their juices.

Ladle 1/4 cup of the batter (per pancake) into the preheated skillet and let them cook for 4 minutes, or until you see bubbles start to appear evenly over the surface. Flip the cakes, and continue cooking for two more minutes. Remove the pancakes to a plate and cover them with foil while you continue the cooking steps and use up the rest of the batter.

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Serve the pancakes hot, and top with extra fresh berries, butter and syrup.

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!

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