Saturday, August 7, 2010

Peach & Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes with Maple Syrup


Peaches are in season and I couldn't be happier. I love them grilled, in yogurt, as an ice cream topping, baked in muffins, as jam-- and now, I love them in pancakes.   Two things you won't find in my pantry are boxed pancake mix or pancake syrup.   Making my own pancakes is so easy, and I'll bet that you have the ingredients on hand.  I have been making a version of these oatmeal pancakes for quite a while, but I had forgotten about them until this morning. I spotted a peach that had ripened yesterday, and I wanted to enjoy it for breakfast.    It took about 15 minutes to put the batter together and I cut some caloric corners.  Let me show you:

I store my walnuts in the freezer, so that the walnut oil won't go rancid. In a dry skillet, I toasted a small handful (about 1/2 cup) for two minutes, on high heat. You don't have to do this step, but I think it makes them walnuts taste better. Besides, they make good snackin'!  Dice a peach.    The dry ingredients are unbleached white flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and old-fashioned oatmeal. Don't worry, the printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.  The wet ingredients are whole milk, sour cream, eggs and vanilla.  However, I used 1% milk and nonfat Greek Yogurt to cut back on a calorie or two.

Toss the dry ingredients together, and make a well.  Whisk the wet ingredients and pour into the dry and gently fold-- don't overmix it!  Add the peaches...



Add the chopped walnuts (or pecans...or not)...

Melt 1/4 stick of unsalted butter and gently stir that in.  Have your griddle hot and ready, and brush with melted butter...

Pour a ladle of batter, which spreads a bit. These are fairly large. I forgot how much this batter can run!

Cook these about 2-3 minutes per side...
They are almost ready.  A little bit of butter, then pure maple syrup is what's needed next...


Breakfast is ready, in less than 25 minutes...and it's "from scratch"..

VERDICT:  Wow!  The cinnamon is  not overpowering. I love the texture of the oatmeal, the crunch of walnuts and the sweet surprise of peach.   The maple syrup is a perfect compliment to the pancake, which is a cross between fluffy and just a little dense.  The Greek yogurt and lowfat milk worked perfectly. This recipe yielded six large pancakes, and I can tell you that two of these makes a very hearty breakfast.

We ate every last bite. I won't forget about this recipe anytime soon.  I still have more peaches to enjoy before the season ends!!

Enjoy!






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24 comments:

Tara said...

Oh yum!! They look delicious!

Joanne said...

Peach pancakes...now THAT is what I need in my life! These sound so tasty.

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I have a big bowl of peaches ripening on my counter. As I scrolled through this post I was convinced this site will be bookmarked! I would make these for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Fantastic photography too.

Patti (aka Mint) said...

Yummy!!!
I knew I should have checked your blog before making breakfast! Ah well, I now know what's on the menu for breakfast tomorrow!

Natalie said...

Peach and walnut? Now that's a combination I haven't tried with pancakes yet! Yum!!!

Kimberly Peterson said...

Omg.. they look DIVINE!!!

Marguerite said...

Omg, I want these now! They look divine and since I have all of the ingredients, I am going to make these for breakfast!

Made2Order said...

OH man.. the lamb burger post was great. you know what you should have also done?! stuff compound butter cubes into the patty! and as it grills the buttermelts into the meat with more flaavors. .OUlala~

Carla and Michael said...

Debby, I have not a big fan of pancakes or waffles since I was much younger, or at least I wasn't until I saw these. These peachy pancakes have me rethinking that maybe these are the ones to get me back in the desire to have them for breakfast again.
Thanks.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Love the idea of the peaches in the pancakes instead of on top as so many others do. I think you really get a more infused flavor that way.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Wish you could hear me GASP!! Forget boring old blueberry pancakes -- these look amazing!

Kim said...

I am in love with peaches and would love nothing more than to wake up to a stack of these!

Taylor said...

These look heavenly!! I really need to start making special breakfasts on the weekends so I can try recipes like this!

Sarah said...

Love your post, thanx for the share, kkep it up.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, it is peach season here as well, I am going to make this Sunday morning, we are breakfast folks!

Monica H said...

I made oatmeal pancakes a couple weeks ago and they were okay, but not great. The flavor was fine but the texture was a little dry- maybe that's typical of oatmeal pancakes? I don't know.

I like that you added peaches in the pancakes rather than on them- yummy!

Salsa Verde said...

They look so yummy and delicious. I loved that recipe!!
Love,
Lia.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Monica, did you add sour cream or Greek yogurt in it? I think that's the key. Our pancakes were very moist!

Cathy said...

This is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast during peach season. Great photos, Debby.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I adore peaches and this is a fabulous recipe to enjoy all of their sweet summer time goodness.
Sam

Velva said...

I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful these peach and walnut pancakes look. These pancakes look stunning.

Jenny said...

yummie!!!!!!!! I placed water in pan, bring to a boil add half white and brown sugar plus vanilla extract. Boil for 6-7 mins,let cool a little to thicken. great taste!!!!!!!

Mariah said...

This was an excellent recipe. Since I didn't have maple flavored extract, I used vanilla, like the other commenters. Also, I only use raw sugar, and this recipe worked great with it.

Jane said...

I made this and my family loved it. I made it with 1 cup brown sugar and l cup organic sugar.I added 4 tsp corn starch to make it thicker and 1/2 tsp olive oil. It was just delicious.