Do you ever have one of those shopping trips where your goal is to find some new work clothes, and all you come home with is a bag full of fruit? It happens. And it’s exactly what happened last weekend.
Mango Surprise Pancakes
(Just in case: c = cup, t = teaspoon, T = tablespoon)
I call these “Mango Surprise Pancakes” because in addition to the mango puree in the batter, there are chunks of mango inside each pancake. By adding chunks of mango before flipping, the fruit isn’t visible from the “top” on the pancake. Surprise!
1 1/2 c oats
1 c milk (I used unsweetened almond)
1 T butter, melted
1/2 c mango, to puree + 1/2 c extra chunks for garnish (about one large mango total)
2 T sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 t baking powder
1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Grease a pan over medium heat (I used coconut oil because of its high smoke point). Once the pan is hot, add 1/4 cup of batter at a time – don’t over crowd the pan. Add a few chunks of mango to each pancake. Let pancakes cook about 3 mins per side, or until the edges are brown and start to dry.
3. As your last batch of pancakes are cooking, add extra mango chunks to the pan and allow to brown up just a little.
4. Top the pancakes with grilled mango chunks and serve with maple syrup and sunflower seed butter!
(Adapted from this Salted Spoon Mango Oat Pancakes recipe)
You could substitute just about any fruit for the mango in these pancakes (banana would be an obvious choice – strawberries would work really well), and the rest of the ingredients are likely things you already have on hand, making these perfect for last minute weekend brunch.
I hope you enjoy!