Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes (Low-Fat)

Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes. Try saying that one three times fast. These are delicious. And they have fruit in them. In fact, the title alone has TWO fruits in it! Wow. That is pretty much the definition of healthy. So go ahead, eat the entire batch and cross off all of your daily dietary needs, because darling, you just met them! Also, no butter! Or oil! WHAT?!, you may ask. I will tell you what. I must be going crazy. Because everything needs butter. At least that is what I thought previously before discovering these magical pancakes. These babies need no butter. They have applesauce instead. AHA! A third fruit! No you have no excuses to NOT make them. 

Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes (slightly modified from this Fluffy Pancakes link)

3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar or lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons applesauce
zest from one lemon
3/4 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Combine milk with vinegar or lemon juice in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and applesauce into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Fold in lemon zest and blueberries. 
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

    *Note: You can omit the lemon zest and blueberries and instead add 1/2 cup chocolate chips for an equally delicious pancake!

                  Whisk together all of the dry ingredients

                  Add the wet ingredients. Except don't be lazy like me and dump them directly into the dry ones! Or do. Whatever. It all works out in the end!

                  Now comes the hard part. Find your zester. It took me approximately 72 million hours to find mine. I doubt it had anything to do with this vision of cleanliness. 

                  The end result. I suspect these would be delicious stuffed between layers of lemon curd and whipped cream.

                  Now I don't want to sound cocky here people, but I have made billions of pancakes in my life time. Probably quintillions. More than the Employee of the Month at IHop. And NONE compare to these babies. MAKE THEM. 

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