Peach Pecan Pancakes are a tribute to my home state of Georgia and the best breakfast for any day of the week!
As everyone knows, Georgia is the “Peach State.” Even our vehicle license plates say so. The peach industry in Georgia has a very long tradition starting with the introduction of peaches by Franciscan monks on St. Simons and Cumberland Islands in 1571.
By the mid-1700’s, peaches were being cultivated by the Cherokee Indians and by the time of the Civil War, many home orchards were flourishing.
Peaches were first shipped commercially out of the state in 1851. Georgia peach production peaked in the late 1920’s and we’re now the third largest producer behind California and South Carolina. However, we still claim that title of Peach State and Georgia girls are still called “Georgia Peaches.”
In Georgia, fresh peach season runs from May through the end of September, so we still have some of the luscious gems available.
I used a few, along with another of Georgia’s largest crops, pecans, to make these Peach Pecan Pancakes.
How to Make Peach Pecan Pancakes:
Sift together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. You’ll notice that these pancakes use a mixture of flour and yellow cornmeal. The cornmeal gives them a really nice nutty background flavor and just a tiny bit of a crunchy texture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture whisking until just combined.
Stir in the pecans. Let the batter rest a few minutes while you melt a small amount of butter on a griddle or in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Place 3 peach wedges in a spokelike fashion for each pancake onto the griddle. Pour 1/4 cup batter over each group of wedges to make a pancake.
(Yes, I got it backwards as you can see in the photo. It does work better if you put the peach wedges down on the griddle first and then pour the batter over them. I made it work out anyway :-))
Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes or until the tops show bubbles.
Flip the pancakes and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a low oven while finishing all the pancakes.
Serve topped with syrup, powdered sugar, or whipped cream.
More peach recipes you might enjoy:
- Peaches and Meringue from Gimme Some Oven
- Peaches and Cream Bars from Taste and Tell
- Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches from Foodie Crush
- Peaches and Cream Layered Jello from Natasha’s Kitchen
- Peach Salsa from She Wears Many Hats