Marzipan and blueberries whole wheat pancakes with flax-seed meal

 

Back in the days my husband and I used to eat at iHop a lot. Almost every Saturday or Sunday we would go there for a breakfast and I would have a huge stack of pancakes, always a different flavor or whatever new they were having that time. 

One day while I was pregnant with our No. 2, as usual, we went to our local iHop for breakfast and we haven’t been there since. I have no idea if they have changed something or because of my pregnancy I was more sensitive but I hated the food there that day. On that day my love affair to their pancakes has vanished. For good!

Instead I’ve started making my own pancakes. For a while I had struggle finding a good, fluffy and flavorful batter.

Finally I found this recipe for buttermilk pancakes and I’ve used the batter for all kinds of pancakes since. It has never failed.

Ingredients:

dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour,

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder,

1 tsp. baking soda,

1 tsp. cinnamon,

4 tsp. turbinado sugar,

1/4 tsp. salt,

1/4 cup flax-seed meal,

wet ingredients:

1 1/2 cup buttermilk (homemade works great)

2 1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted, cooled,

2 eggs,

garnish/filling

1/3 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup marzipan paste (homemade or store-bought)

Directions:

Mix dry ingredients and wet in two separate bowls. Then mix everything together and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake on hot skillet. Immediately top each pancake with a few blueberries and small pieces of marzipan paste. Fry until the top is bubbly. Flip over and fry for additional minute or until nice and brown. 

My husband eats them with maple syrup.

My daughter with strawberry jam or not… 😉

For me, with all the flavors going on just inside those pancakes, plain are all what I need.

The marzipan is such a nice addition. It just pops out when you eat those pancakes. Of course you need to like marzipan in order to enjoy them like I do. My husband being not the biggest fan of marzipan likes it hidden like that although he prefers banana-blueberry pancakes.

 


25 responses to “Marzipan and blueberries whole wheat pancakes with flax-seed meal”

  1. I just love the idea of adding marzipan to pancakes 🙂 Especially paired with blueberries. YUM!

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    1. oh… the marzipan is such a great “surprise” in those pancakes. even if you know it’s there, still, when you eat them and a piece of marzipan pops out in your mouth you’re like “oh.. wow.. what’s that? that was delicious!!!” 😉

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  2. 🙂
    Mmmm….
    Pancakes!!

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  3. Mmmmm, I wish I could cook and bake like you can. It all looks so delicious and professional!

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    1. thank you, Elisabeth!
      it is not that hard, you just need to start cooking and trying to make new things. I wasn’t very good at cooking/baking before I got married, and I used to make things that tasted really bad, but I kept trying, and trying and I’ve gotten better and more comfortable in the kitchen 🙂

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  4. I’ve never incorporated marzipan into pancakes before – what a wonderful idea! Yours look fabulous!

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    1. After I made the marzipan I had all kinds of ideas how to use the paste… pancakes was one of them… and I gotta tell you… I am hooked 🙂

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  5. Glad I found this through It’s a Keeper’s linky party. I linked in a salad using leftover roast lamb. Have a super week.

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    1. Glad you stopped by 🙂

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  6. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-33-upsidedown-brownies.html

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    1. thanks for reminding me about your link – up !!!

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  7. I love the bokeh in the last photo! I too used to eat a lot in iHop too but my desire to eat there vanished somehow. I am so happy to see you linked up to Food Linky again. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Mira!!! Really enjoyed you post about the texture! as for eating at ihop all the sudden their food has become so greasy and heavy… yuck!!!

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    1. thank you! they are really good! I make them quite often and my family loves them. not always with marzipan, though. they are pretty good with bananas !!!

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  8. Great recipe! I’m not familiar with marzipan, but I would to try your pancakes. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog as well! Have a great weekend!

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  9. I have been looking for a new and healthier pancake recipe! YUM!

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  10. They look and sound delicious!

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  11. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

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  12. What an interesting idea to use marzipan – where did you discover that idea?

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    1. I just came up with it. I always look for some new flavors to add to my pancakes. A few days before I had made the marzipan paste and it just seemed as a good idea to add some to my pancakes 🙂

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  13. oh, pancakes are wonderful.
    I do it too often.
    Regards

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