This is a really special week for us because it's my hubby's birthday AND Valentine's Day. To celebrate, I wanted to come up with a recipe that Kenya and I could make together to both impress Daddy and be enjoyed by the whole family. Although it would be so much easier to break out a huge box of chocolates or cupcakes to celebrate, these Raspberry Pancakes seemed like a much more healthy and festive choice.
To get our ingredients, we went to our local farmer's market where Kenya was so excited to be tasked with picking out a few baskets of fresh red raspberries especially for Daddy. It let him take ownership over the process right then and there. Then, we went home to test the recipe, pulling out heart shape cookie cutters, placing them in the pan, filling them with batter and berries and then cooking them up. Cooking with your kids is always a priceless experience, but doing it for a holiday or special occasion makes it all the more special. Suffice to say, the pancakes went over big with Daddy (which is a good thing since he's getting them again on the 14th)!. I think you will agree that this is the kind of recipe will say, "I love you" all over your loved one's face.
Raspberr-Wee Pancakes (makes 4-6 servings)
- 1 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted (plus more for cooking)
- 1 1/4 Cup Buttermilk
- 2 Eggs, whisked
- 2 Tbsp Agave
- 6 Oz Package Raspberries (almost 1 cup)
Preparation1. Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl combine the butter, buttermilk, eggs and agave until combined.
3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (it’s ok if there are a few lumps).
4. Heat a large pan or griddle on medium heat and grease with butter.
5. Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture onto the griddle and top with 3-4 raspberries (if using cookie cutters, place the cookie cutter in the pan after step 4, pour in several tablespoons of batter, add the raspberries and cook as directed in step 6).
6. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
* You can keep pancakes warm on a sheet tray in a 250 degree oven until all the pancakes are cooked.
* I also tested this batter in a waffle iron and they came out gorgeous, crispy and fluffy!
**Allow to cool and place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, place in toaster over or oven at 300 for 10 minutes or until heated through.