Between Two Nectarines

Hey Fancakes!

I was at a little bit of a loss as to what to make this week, but I stopped by the local fruitstand and the nectarines were just calling out to me (also the figs, but those may have been eaten before any pancaking could happen…)

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I thought about what I’d like to do with these and then I started thinking about peach pie, then peach cobbler, then streusel and that’s basically how I ended up with nectarine pancakes topped with streusel…that makes sense right?  Then I remembered the pumpkin streusel pancakes I made, found an awesome peach pancake recipe, and it kind of took off from there!

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The peach pancakes recipe from Summer Living talks about making these for brunch – I do think that these would make a super cute presentation, but at the same time, they’re a little finicky so I’m not sure I’d want to make a ton of them for guests. The pancakes really want to pull away from the fruit so I definitely had some pancakes just crumple on me (not photographed, but still enjoyed!).

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Oh, also, the original recipe called for two types of flour, so I went with it. I think that it totally makes a difference and the heartier pancakes stands up well to the streusel and nectarines, but if you don’t have  multiple types of flour or don’t feel like getting any, I think using regular flour would be fine.

4 out of 5 stackies: stackiestackiestackiestackie

Ingredients:

(makes 5)

3/8 C whole wheat flour (6 Tbs)

3/8 C yellow cornmeal

1 Tbs sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 C buttermilk

1 egg

butter (for cooking)

1 nectarine, sliced thinly

For the streusel:

1/2 C whole wheat flour

1/2 C dark brown sugar, packed

1 tsp cinnamon

6 Tbs cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

Directions:

Put together the streusel by mixing all the ingredients together.

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Then using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingers to work the butter into the other ingredients until it looks crumbly. Set aside.

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Whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the buttermilk and eggs and whisk until combined.

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In a frying pan over medium heat, melt a little bit of butter (just enough to coat your pan). Place 3-4 slices of nectarine in the pan and let cook for about 30 seconds. Pour about 1/3 C batter over the nectarines and cook for about 30 seconds.

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Sprinkle approximately 2 Tbs of the streusel topping over the top of the pancake and continue to cook until the pancake is cooked through and the batter on top looks completely dry, 3-4 minutes.

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Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

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Enjoy!

 

Bippity Boppity Pancake

Yes, I made Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes and they are as glorious as they sound (and even better than my shoddy photography may reflect).

See the original recipe here, and mine here!

I love streusel and streusel like toppings – crumb cake, coffee cake, berry crumbles – you coat something in a brown sugar/butter topping, I’ll eat it, aaand I’ll like it.  With that being said, the streusel on these pancakes was good, but not great.  In my mind, streusel should have a bit of crunch, but all the streusel ihere got really soft, making for some slightly wet pancakes.

Granted, this might have been entirely my fault.  In my rush to get these pancakes in my belly, I think I undermixed the streusel so that there were still big chunks of butter throughout the streusel leading to meltier-softier streusel.  Ah well, you live and you learn.

(a pre-streusel topped pancake).

If you decide to take the pumpkin plunge and make these pancakes, be prepared for some seriously SWEET pancakiness. Between the sweet sweet streusel, and the pure sugariness of the batter itself, I could only eat 1 pancake before I felt like my teeth were aching from the sugar – now, that didn’t stop me from trying the pancakes with syrup or keep me from eating them in general, but I feel like it’s my duty to at least warn all my fancakes about the extreme sugar content.

Oh, and you might think the dense pumpkin and streusel filling/topping would weigh these puppies down, but these pancakes have some serious fluff to them – I guess you just can’t keep a good pancake down.

3.75 out of 5 stackies: