Monday, July 21, 2008

RECIPE ~ Peach & Poppyseed Pancakes

I don't remember where I found this recipe so long ago (I'm thinking my mother sent it to me...), but it is a treat on a lazy weekend morning! Pictured here using barley flour and goat yogurt, with some extra peaches, blueberries and bananas on top.

1 cup flour
2 Tbsp sucanat or unrefined sugar
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 Tbsp non-alum baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 egg
1 Tbsp sunflower oil or melted ghee
3/4 cup milk (try plain almond, soy or rice milk)
1/2 cup plain yogurt (try goat's, sheep or soy)
1 tsp vanilla

2 peaches, sliced

In a medium bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, lightly beat the egg, then mix in remaining wet ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid mixture and stir well to mix. The batter will be somewhat thick.

Heat a large frying pan and add a bit of oil. When hot (on medium to medium-high heat), measure 1/4 cup portions of batter on the pan (I could fit 3 at a time). Place peach slices on the batter, cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook 2 minutes more. Make as many as needed, storing unused batter refrigerated in a sealed container.

Serve hot with butter or ghee, maple syrup or honey, and if you like, an extra dollop of yogurt, some more fruit, and a sprig of mint if you'd like to get really fancy. Makes around 8 or 9 pancakes (enough for 2-3 people).

Use soy, rice or almond milk and soy yogurt. Omit egg altogether or replace with a flax mixture (1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 1/4 cup warm water) or half a banana, mashed.

VATAS use wheat, rice or oat flour; top with raw honey
PITTAS opt for apricots instead of peaches; use wheat, rice, oat or barley flour; top with maple syrup
KAPHAS use barley, quinoa or rice flour; do not add sugar to the dry mix; top with unsweetened fruit preserves or raw honey, and very little ghee; choose soy or goat's milk dairy


notyet100 said...

tis looks yum,,.

serena said...

I have made it at my home. It is an outstanding recipe.

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

That's great, serena! I loved them too : )

mega said...

used mangos instead of peaches. yum!

mega said...

used mango instead of peaches and it turned out great! love all of your recipes.

sherri said...

Just finished a liver and Candida cleanse.....and found your poppy seed pancakes to ease on in with fruit again. As being primary kapha ...i did not add the sugar anf switched up the flour but used a smidge of honey on top. Absolutely fabulous Fran!! Thank you.