Almond milk is a new player at the dinner table in my house. I was genuinely curious about the flavor and how I could use it, so I to use it instead of whole milk or buttermilk in a simple pancake.
Also, I had a craving for brinner. You know, breakfast for dinner. When that happens, we usually end up with biscuits and gravy, but this time I wanted pancakes (and had a good excuse for them).
Roasting the strawberries is a step above macerating them. When you macerate strawberries (or any berry), you let them sit in sugar until they soften. Roasting will soften them, but it will also provide an amazing sauce that won’t be stiff like jam. And maple? Oh, don’t skip the maple syrup. It ties the strawberries in with the pancakes.
Baking powder keeps these pancakes light and fluffy, and the cinnamon balances out the strong vanilla flavor of the almond milk.
But, this recipe is missing one thing.
What could ONE thing make this breakfast for dinner dish any better?
ALMOND MILK PANCAKES
MAKES 6-8 MEDIUM PANCAKES
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp white granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until most of the batter is smooth.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Use a 1/4 measuring cup and pour the batter into the skillet. Cook until the edges bubble and the batter bubbles, 1-2 minutes. Continue this process for each pancake.
MAPLE ROASTED STRAWBERRIES
- 1 pound strawberries
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350.
Clean the strawberries and cut off the heads and halve them into a glass baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar and maple syrup on top, then stir. Roast for 45 minutes, stirring halfway.
Use the roasted strawberries as a topping for your pancakes and enjoy! I added a bit of maple syrup… and butter, too. Why not.
STRAWBERRY RECIPE ROUND-UP
I know I’ve been jabbering on about strawberries nonstop for the past week, but they’re invading Pinterest and Tastespotting and I cannot get enough of it.
I asked fellow food bloggers to share their favorite strawberry recipes with me and I would share links to them on this post. Since I love strawberries, I wanted to make it easy for you readers to love them, too. Click the photo or the link to see the recipe.