Pancakes with fruit brings a delightful twist to the classic pancake experience, adding a burst of freshness, sweetness, and vibrant flavors to your breakfast or brunch.
The combination of light, fluffy pancakes and the natural sweetness of fresh fruits produces a pleasing balance for both the taste buds and the eyes.
Pancakes with fruit provide a broad canvas for culinary experimentation. The choices are unlimited, from basic combinations like lemon and blueberry to more adventurous pairings like pineapple and coconut.
Pancakes with fruit are a delicious and nutritious alternative for a leisurely weekend brunch, a special occasion breakfast, or just a quick and wholesome morning meal.
What is Pancake?
Pancake is prepared with a batter of egg, flour, milk and baking powder. This no fail easy pancake recipe gives fluffy pancakes which you will love to have for your morning breakfast.
Pancakes with fruit topping make for a delicious and wholesome breakfast or brunch. In addition to toppings, you can incorporate fruit straight into the pancake batter.
You can make fruit pancakes healthy by incorporating whole grains (such as whole wheat or oats or finger millet flour) and fresh fruits.
When making fruit pancakes for babies, it's important to use ingredients that are suitable for their age and take into consideration any potential allergens.
Brief History of Pancake
While digging the history of pancake I came to know the pancake has come a long way, probably from the era of stone age! There are numerous explanations which talk about why it is named as pancake.
However, I like the one which says as it is a cake (ingredients are similar or you can say almost same) cooked in a pan so it is called pancake.
Being born in an Indian family, we never grew up eating pancakes. In those days making cake at home used to be a big deal in a suburban town. And my mom prepares the best vanilla cake in pressure cooker.
As I grew up and started reading more books and watched cookery shows (we did not have easy access to internets at that point of time) I came to know about this beautiful dish.
Flour: Normally, all-purpose flour is used to prepare classic pancakes. However, in recent days people also use whole wheat flour or sometimes all-purpose flour and wheat flour both are used in 1:1 ratio. Gluten free flours especially buckwheat flour also replaces the all-purpose flour.
Sugar: Granulated white sugar is used in the pancake mixture. You can adjust the sweetness according to your taste buds.
Egg: Egg is also helpful in making the pancake soft and fluffy. Most importantly it adds structure to the pancake.
Baking Powder: Baking powder gives you light and fluffy pancakes.
Salt: Little amount of salt helps to balance the sweetness of the pancake and give a nice flavour to it.
Milk: You can use either low fat milk or whole milk or skimmed milk. Milk is a most important ingredient which helps to prepare the batter.
Melted Butter: You can use either salted or unsalted butter while preparing pancake. In case you are using salted butter, reduce the amount of salt (mentioned in the ingredients) to balance it.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds a sweet aroma and taste to the pancake. You can use flavor of your choice.
Fruits: Your choice of fresh fruits (berries, sliced bananas, sliced peaches, etc.)
After watching Peppa Pig, my young daughter asked me to prepare pancakes, and that's when it all began.
The making of pancake is really easy, but I did not succeed on the first attempt. But after going through various recipes and few trial & error methods helped me to get this no-fail recipe of pancake.
Follow stepwise instructions and learn how to make fruit pancakes.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, then gently add the milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and vanilla essence to the mixture. Combine thoroughly.
To make a smooth batter, combine the dry and wet ingredients. There should be no lumps in the batter.
When the smooth batter is ready, grease a nonstick pan with melted butter and add a ladle full of batter, cooking until bubbles appear on top, edges are somewhat dry, and the bottom is golden brown. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side.
Similarly, with the remaining batter, make pancakes and top with fruit slices and honey or maple syrup.
Pancake with fresh fruit toppings elevate your breakfast to a whole new level. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries offer a juicy and tangy punch, while sliced bananas add a creamy smoothness and natural sweetness.
Apart from fruits, you can serve your pancake with desired toppings. Here I am sharing some suggestions to serve pancake:
- Mostly people prefer pancakes topped with syrup. Maple syrup is the popular one. Instead of using syrup, you can also add honey.
- If you have fruit compotes in your pantry, do top your pancake with fruit compotes.
- You can also top your pancake with chocolate shavings, choc chips or chocolate syrup.
- Nuts are another option to top your pancakes.
- Also, if nothing works for you, you can dust some icing sugar on top however, not a healthy option though.
- Pancakes with fruit and whipped cream make an excellent combination. However, if you're looking for a healthier option, consider pancakes with fruit and yogurt.
You can freeze them for couple of days. Prepare the pancakes and place them on a butter paper and allow to cool. After that pack each of them with butter paper or parchment paper (helps to avoid sticking) and put in a zip lock bag and store in the freezer.
Before eating reheat the pancakes in microwave or oven for longer time and serve with your favorite topping.
- The first and most critical piece of advice is to avoid over-mixing the batter. Overmixing does not produce light, fluffy pancakes. Always mix dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. After combining dry and wet ingredients, lightly mix them.
- Do not rush to turn the pancake. Wait until the bubbles appear on the top and edges are bit dry. At this time, you can flip and cook the other side.
- Avoid flipping the pancakes repeatedly. You have to flip the pancake only one time once the other side is cooked well.
- Normally, in many recipes you would see they refer to add the butter in the batter. However, I prefer to add only a tablespoon in the batter and remaining I use to grease the skillet which gives a nice color to my pancake.
Yes. Obviously, you can replace all-purpose flour and used whole wheat flour in this pancake recipe. However, the texture won't be same in both. Whole wheat pancake will appear denser in nature.
Yes. You can make eggless pancake. I will share the recipe soon, keep following my page.
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Pancakes with Fruit
- 1½ cup All purpose flour (Maida)
- 1 or 2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 no Egg, large
- 3 tablespoon Butter, melted
- 2½ to 3 tablespoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1¼ cup Milk
- 1 or 2 no Banana sliced
- Take flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and mix them well.
- Now beat egg in a separated bowl and next slowly add the milk, 1 tablespoon of melted butter and vanilla extract into the mixture. Mix well.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients to make a smooth batter. Batter there should not have any lump.
- When the smooth batter is ready, grease a non-stick pan with melted butter and add a ladle full of batter and cook until the bubble appears on the top and edges are bit dry and the bottom is golden brown. At this point flip the pancake and cook the other side.
- Similarly, with the remaining batter, make pancakes and top with fruit slices and honey or maple syrup.
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