Our quest for summer fruit recipes is yielding so many delicious findings, that we simply cannot contain our happiness. The produce section at Zupan’s is filled with fresh berries, nectarines, peaches, and melons, and this week we’re putting the spotlight on the ever so sweet and beautiful nectarine.
So what do you get when you put breakfast and nectarines together? Nectarine pancakes, of course. We’re sure this recipe will start your day off just right.
Buttermilk Pancakes with Fresh Nectarines
Makes about 12 three to four-inch pancakes
1 C + 2 T buttermilk
1 large egg
2 T brown sugar
1 C all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground nutmeg
3 small-medium-sized, ripe nectarines
1) In a large mixing cup or medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until very smooth. Slice the flesh of the nectarines away from the pits, then cut into 12 thin, even slices.
2) Preheat a griddle over medium-high heat. When a drop of water dropped onto the griddle (or frying pan) dances around on the surface, it’s ready. Lightly grease the pan to prevent the fruit from sticking.
3) Drop batter by 1/4 cupfulls and top each pancake round with a fan of three nectarine slices. Cook until pancakes are browned on the bottom and begin to look dry at the edges. Flip and cook until nectarine side is browned. Serve immediately.
Tip: Great served with maple syrup, or just sprinkled with powdered sugar.