Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes


Thinking back to childhood there are some foods/dishes that just stand out. Foods like bascetti (that's spaghetti for those who don't speak kiddonese), tomato soup with grilled cheese and saltine crackers crumbled on top, and silver dollar pancakes. The first two have made it through my teens and have invaded my diet on occasion into adulthood. The former, not so much.

Pancakes, in any form, just weren't my thing past the first decade of my life. I've never been much for "normal" breakfast foods, but when I had a craving for something along those lines it was usually something along the lines of salty/savory in flavor not sweet (can we have steak and eggs for breakfast instead please?). But when sweet was what was warranted for the wee morning hours, I'd go for crepes or waffles instead of pancakes.

Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes 

But I don't cook for just myself any more. I have a family and one third of it is a pancake lover. He would have pancakes every morning if I allowed it. Pancakes smothered in pats of butter and with maple syrup drizzled on top. I guess that's just the Canuck in my kiddo.

Over the years I've found some key things that go into making a healthy pancake that is light and fluffy. One that is topped by fruit instead of maple syrup (sorry maple syrup lovers, it's just not my thing) with little to no complaints from kiddo (win!!). And it insures that the marido will eat it up too (I'm not the only one that isn't impressed with sugary tree sap).

Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes

Silver Dollar Pancakes
  • 3/4 cup (95g) whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 (20g) cup dry oatmeal
  • 4 teaspoons (30g) raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup (236ml) milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) oil
  • 2 egg whites
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, raw sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. Pour in milk and oil, stirring well to incorporate. Set aside.

Pour egg whites into a separate clean bowl. With an electric mixer, whip the whites until they reach stiff peaks. Pour the whipped egg whites into the pancake batter and fold them gently into the pancake batter, careful to not allow the whites to deflate too much.

Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes

Put a pan on the stove over medium high heat and either spray it with cooking spray or add just a little oil and roll it around to coat the bottom. Reduce heat to medium.

Using a small ladle or a measuring cup with a pour spout, pour in a small amount of batter to make a pancake about 2 1/2-3in (6.35-8.9cm) in diameter. Allow to cook, watching closely.

Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes

When bubbles form and pop, about 2 minutes, they should be ready to flip over. Wait about 2 minutes longer and remove to plate. Repeat with the rest.

Strawberry Syrup
  • 1 cup (166g) strawberries, cleaned and tops removed
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
Roughly chop strawberries and put them into a pan. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice and allow to sit about 10 minutes to bring the strawberry juice out of the berries.

Place pan over medium high heat and bring to a slight boil. Reduce to medium low and stir frequently until it becomes thick enough for your liking.

Server pancakes with strawberry syrup and slices of strawberry and bananas.

Tip: When whipping the whites, do it in a metal or glass bowl to help them keep their form.


21 comments:

Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings said...

i just found your beautiful blog through Foodgawker! These pancakes are super duper awesome!

Rochelle Ramos said...

Thank you! I'm glad you found me :)

maraswunderland said...

I found your blog through Foodgawker, too. These pancakes look so delicious! When I saw them I want to bake them immediately. But unfortunately I don't see how many flour, sugar and oats I have to use. Can you tell me? :o)

Mara said...

I found your blog through Foodgawker, too. These pancakes look so delicious! When I saw them I want to bake them immediately. But unfortunately I don't see how many flour, sugar and oats I have to use. Can you tell me? :o)

Rochelle Ramos said...

Oh my that does make it difficult doesn't it? I swear they were there when I posted! You need 3/4 cup (95g) whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup(20g) dry oatmeal 4 teaspoons (30g) raw sugar. I've fixed the recipe now thanks to you :)

Mara said...

Thank you! I will bake them at the weekend at the latest :o)

Rochelle Ramos said...

Let me know how they turn out!

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Rochelle,

I saw your post last night on my Google Reader, I've been thinking about them ever since. My pancakes never turn out this beautiful. Thanks for the egg whites tip, and great recipe. Can't wait to satisfy the pancake craving you've given me:)

penny aka jeroxie said...

I love maple syrup but once in a while, I have fruits and maple syrup ;)

Andrea said...

oh man these look so delish. I wish I could eat them right now.

Pola M said...

Looks delicious! And beautiful!

meatballsandmilkshakes.com said...

Yum! These look incredible!

myFudo said...

Love to try this out, I'll have fruits on top. Strawberries, of course! Thanks for sharing.

Maria M Triana said...

That look yummie!!!

Rochelle Ramos said...

Glad to hear I've given you a pancake craving!

Rochelle Ramos said...

Thanks!

Rochelle Ramos said...

I bet you could infuse your maple syrup with fruit :D

Rochelle Ramos said...

Thank you!

Rochelle Ramos said...

Thanks!

tania@mykitchenstories said...

You have reminded me of an old recipe I had for this kind of pancakes. They look fantastic with strawberry. Lovely to meet you here

Spicie Foodie said...

I still haven't had time to satisfy the pancake craving you gave me. Stopping by to say thanks for being a part of the YBR:)

 

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