Pear Pancakes with Vanilla and Lime

Here is a not so little known fact: I LOVE PANCAKES!!!  I usually have pancakes on my days off and I wanted to find some new variations.  Pears and apples have always been a fall favorite of mine.  I came across this pear pancake recipe on Brooklyn Supper.  I took the lime out because it just seemed odd to me.

Pear Pancakes with Vanilla and Lime
serves 2 – 3

2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
zest of 1 lime
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 egg
1 cup yogurt
1 cup sliced pear (about 1 1/2 medium pears)
, plus more for garnish
oil or butter for cooking

Melt the butter and set aside. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

To slice the pear, cut into thin slices lengthwise. Discard the core, and cut the lengths into thirds. I cut the lengths using a diagonal cut for a prettier slice.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt, and stir together with a fork.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, zest, lime juice, egg, and yogurt. Fold into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the butter, vanilla extract, and pear.

Add about 1 teaspoon of oil or butter to your skillet, and spoon in the batter, allowing for 2 – 3 tablespoons batter per pancake. Cook each side for 2 – 3 minutes, and flip.

Serve immediately with sliced pear and maple syrup.

This recipe was originally found on Brooklyn Supper.

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