July 28, 2012

Nectarine Pancakes

This summer has flown by. I didn't realize how quickly until I found out that my oldest son starts first grade in two weeks. Two weeks, I can't believe how fast time has gone. Since I only have a couple more weeks with both of my sons home everyday I have been trying to bake and cook with my oldest son as much as possible. He absolutely loves spending time in the kitchen with me and I use the time to teach math and reading skills. One dish that we make frequently together is pancakes. I love how easy it is to make a great homemade breakfast with only a few ingredients. However, I haven't always loved pancakes. As a gift this last Christmas I received a new griddle/grill. I was very hesitant to use the griddle part since every pancake I had made previously either burned or was raw in the middle thanks to my disco era stove. All that changed the first time I used my griddle, pancakes are pretty great. There are so many ways to make pancakes and when they don't burn or end up raw they are a great breakfast food. This last week my oldest son and I decided to try making the Nectarine Pancakes recipe in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.

This recipe has 10 ingredients. It takes 20 minutes of total time, all of which is active and makes 10 pancakes. Since I was making the pancakes on a griddle I chose not to use the 1 tablespoon of butter. I try to reduce fat in recipes if it is unnecessary and the butter didn't seem to be needed. With the first 4 pancakes I put the sliced nectarines on top as stated by the recipe. My boys weren't huge fans of the nectarines baked in so for their servings I served the nectarines on top after the pancakes were cooked. For kids I would recommend cutting up the nectarines and actually putting them directly into the batter.This could also work well for adults who are texture sensitive. I used my griddle on 400 degrees and my pancakes took longer than the suggested 3 minutes per side, I would say approximately 5 minutes each side. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I love recipes that are easy to put together on a busy weekday morning. This recipe fits that description perfectly. It was very easy to put the ingredients together and cook and it was nice having breakfast done in only twenty minutes. I liked that the pancakes were very fluffy and sweet and the nectarines were a nice way to add fruit to a breakfast recipe. Overall, a delicious way to start the day.

For the recipe go to Nectarine Pancakes.


  1. Hi and thanks for the follow from MBC! Followed back, and just in time too! I just scheduled a post for the blog where I contribute (not my personal blog) on what to do for breakfast. This looks yummy! Looking forward to more yumminess and frugal is the only way to be! <3

    1. Thanks, they were yummy and easy :) Come back again soon!

  2. I love your blog and teh receipes seem to be easy and delicious.

    I am following you back


    1. Thanks for the sweet comments :) I hope you come back and find some new recipes to try!


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