Whole-Grain Pancakes exploring different grains and flours, and I've kept it up on my browser for days, staring at each fluffy pancake with longing. Bulgar Ricotta Pancakes? Flapjacks laced with cardamom and oats? These are not your grandmother's pancakes, but they're innovative and exciting for their use of mix-ins and spices that we don't typically associate with an adored American breakfast. After reading Bittman's piece, I started talking to family members and asking them about their favorite pancake recipes. Below are their suggestions.
Cornmeal Pancakes with Vanilla and Pine Nuts. I imagine the savory crunch lends itself perfectly to a cornmeal batter.
5. Coconut: These Coconut Pancakes by Cookie and Kate utilize not just shredded coconut but coconut water as well!
6. Bacon: I know, I know. Bacon in baked goods is a trend that a few of you are excited to put behind you, while others are holding on for dear life. For all of you folks in the latter category, bacon in pancakes is a pretty big deal. And these Maple Bacon Pancakes from Serious Eats are a fine place to begin.
7. Herbs: Pancakes have a reputation as a sweeter breakfast, drizzled with syrup or jam and served with fruits or honey. But they're quite wonderful savory, too. These filled pancakes from Food 52 boast greens, garlic and herbs and are certainly a departure from more traditional breakfast fare, but in a most intriguing way.
What are your favorite pancake mix-ins? What's your go-to recipe?
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