Pancakes with Berry Compote and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

18 Jun

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So, before you think that all of our baking endeavors are successful I wanted to showcase a wonderful kitchen disaster! We set out to make waffles and top them with a berry compote (recipe here) and homemade cinnamon whipped cream (heavy cream whipped until stiff with cinnamon added, to taste). As you can see by the picture waffles = disaster. The batter was light and apparently really sticky. We also did not thoroughly spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray prior to adding the batter. We ended up with a gooey mess all over the waffle iron. The upside: the batter tasted good. In our effort to salvage breakfast we quickly regrouped, pulled out a frying pan and started making pancakes! Fortunately there isn’t too much difference between pancake and waffle batter. And I think it’s easier to turn waffles into pancakes especially when you “waffle” batter is already a little runny. Our waffle fail turned into a pancake win! Add some delicious berries and cinnamon whipped cream and you have a breakfast win that everyone enjoyed.

Whole Wheat Waffles turned Pancake Recipe

The Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs (separated)
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp milk (may not need all the milk)
  • 2 tsp vanilla

The Method:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk egg yolks, milk and vanilla.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff and then add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots; don’t over-mix.
  5. Fold in egg whites.
  6. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle or pan. When they begin to bubble flip them and cook until golden.
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