Parents are out of town, and I am up early on a Sunday with massive hunger pangs. I sift through the cabinets. A bottle of honey, rolled quick-cook oats, a few peaches, eggs… Wait a second. I can make a healthy breakfast!
So I found some recipes for wholewheat pancakes which used buttermilk. Unfortunately, buttermilk in American recipes is not the same buttermilk we have in India. But Kishi Arora (foodaholics.in) came to the rescue. She suggested that buttermilk for baking can be made with 1 cup milk+1tbsp vinegar. And voila.
So how did I make this exotic sounding simple to make breakfast? Here’s how:
You will need:
1 cup quick cooking oats, powdered
1 cup buttermilk (kishi’s recipe with low fat milk)
1-1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp marmalade (I used Moshe’s orange saffron jam)
Salt to taste
How to make:
Mix the powdered oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder. Whisk the egg lightly, mix in the buttermilk (make it right before u mix it or else the milk could curdle) and add the honey. Whisk well before mixing in the oat powder. In a separate bowl, mix the jam in 1/4 cup water to make a runny paste. Dice the peaches (without peeling them, remember fruit skin has fibre). Heat a pan for making the pancake. On another flame, heat the orange paste in a saucepan. Once it starts to bubble lightly, add the peaches and stir well. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens (about 2-3 minutes).
Make the pancakes with a ladle full of batter at a time. Pour the batter on a heated (non-stick) pan. After a minute or so, the batter will bubble at the top and the bottom will be firm enough to flip over. Use a spatula to toss the pancake over, let it cook for a minute and empty on to a dish. Add another pancake to the pan. Make a three-layer pancake for each person and top with generous amounts of the peach and orange reduction. Dust a dash of cinnamon and voila!
A tip: Too lazy to make this first thing in the morning? Make the dry mix the night before and leave aside. If you don’t have peaches, use bananas or apples. Like? Please to try and let me know 🙂
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