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Spiced Pear Pancakes

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A whole wheat pancake batter is spiced with cardamom and ginger with the extra addition of grated pear.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Spiced Pear Pancakes - a whole wheat pancake batter with grated fresh pear spiced with cardamom and ginger. Perfect for the weekend. https://www.lanascooking.com/spiced-pear-pancakes/

Spiced Pear Pancakes – a whole wheat pancake batter with grated fresh pear spiced with cardamom and ginger. Perfect for the weekend.

Spiced Pear Pancakes - a whole wheat pancake batter with grated fresh pear spiced with cardamom and ginger. Perfect for the weekend. https://www.lanascooking.com/spiced-pear-pancakes/

Are you a breakfast eater? Do you enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning or do you just want a bite or two with a cup of coffee? For me, it depends. It depends a lot on the weather, how much time I have, and just plain whether or not I feel like cooking.

See, I don’t “wake up well.” It takes me a little bit of time to get going. I need to ease into my day whereas BeeBop jumps right out of bed, raring to go. He’s learned over the years to give me a bit of time and space in the morning and then everything works out fine.

When I do feel like cooking, have plenty of time, and the weather isn’t blistering hot, I enjoy making a nice breakfast. More often than not, it’s something with eggs, bacon, and grits, but occasionally it’s a treat like these Spiced Pear Pancakes.

I cooked these pancakes for our Saturday breakfast a few weeks ago and we totally enjoyed them. The pear grated right into the batter gives a nice flavor with some extra moisture and the cardamom and ginger add just the right amount of spice for me. Topped with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey, they were a perfect start to our day.

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How to Make Spiced Pear Pancakes

Grating a pear onto a paper towel.

Using the coarse side of a box grater, grate the pear onto a paper towel. You don’t even need to peel it, just grate the peel and all except the core.

Let the grated pear sit and drain on the paper towel for a few minutes while you measure the rest of the ingredients for the recipe. You could also use a grated apple in these pancakes and change out the cardamom and ginger for cinnamon and nutmeg.

Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, cardamom, and ginger.

Note – if your pear is very sweet you may not even need to add any sugar. I think two tablespoons is a good place to start, but it’s totally up to you.

Wet ingredients and a whisk in a mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, and egg. Add the grated pear and stir it in.

Wet and dry ingredients combined in a mixing bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just mixed. Be careful not to over mix.

Pancakes cooking on a griddle.

Let the batter rest while you heat the griddle or pan. If using an electric skillet, preheat to 325-350 degrees. If using a nonstick skillet, place it over medium high heat.

When the griddle is hot, add a pat of butter. When the butter melts, measure out 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot griddle or pan. Cook until the surface shows a few bubbles, about 2 minutes.

Flip carefully with a spatula and cook until the underside has browned, about 1-2 minutes more. Repeat until all the batter is used adding more butter to the griddle as needed. As the pancakes cook, transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a low (180-200 degrees) oven.

Top stacks of pancakes with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. Makes about 12 pancakes.

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Spiced Pear Pancakes - a whole wheat pancake batter with grated fresh pear spiced with cardamom and ginger. Perfect for the weekend. https://www.lanascooking.com/spiced-pear-pancakes/

Spiced Pear Pancakes

A whole wheat pancake batter is spiced with cardamom and ginger with the extra addition of grated pear.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 467kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pear
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil for greasing griddle or pan
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup honey

Instructions

  • Using the coarse side of a box grater, grate the pear onto a paper towel. Let the grated pear sit while you measure the rest of the ingredients for the recipe.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, cardamom, and ginger.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, and egg. Add the grated pear. Stir to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just mixed. Do not overmix.
  • Let the batter rest while you heat the griddle or pan. If using an electric skillet, preheat to 325-350 degrees. If using a nonstick skillet, heat over medium-high heat. When hot, add a pat of butter. When the butter has melted, measure out 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot griddle or pan. Cook until the surface shows a few bubbles, about 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula and cook until the underside has browned, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • As the pancakes cook, transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a low (180-200 degrees) oven. Continue until all batter is used.
  • Top stacks of pancakes with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
  • Makes about 12 pancakes.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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24 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made these this morning and they were beautiful. The flavours were so well balanced and the pear added a nice sweetness and moist texture! Thank you for this one!

  2. Love that you grate the pear, I bet it just melts into these pancakes. Everything about these would definitely get me going in the morning.

  3. I am a morning person. But when I make pancakes, its for dinner or brunch. Cardamom is a favorite flavor. Good spice choices to go with the pear.

  4. Yes! We always make a fall theme breakfast to welcome the season. This year we will be making this pancakes. Yummm!

  5. Love that you grate the pear, I bet it just melts into these pancakes. Everything about these would definitely get me going in the morning.

      1. Thanks Lana, I really agree that the spices go with the texture of the pancakes

  6. Such unique flavors I don’t typically associate with pancakes which is why they sound SO good!

    1. I get bored with the same old, same old pancakes so these were a welcome change! The spices worked really well with the pear.

  7. I’m a morning person and usually have to jump right out to make my kiddos pancakes (at least in the summer). These are what I’ll make next!!

  8. I have had apple pancakes as you mentioned but these pear pancakes will be delicious! Thanks for sharing this great idea…..it is pear season! :)

  9. I’m not a morning person, yet I’m always awake before 6. Even on weekends. Sigh…

    I love the moisture pears add! The spices in these pancakes must be stellar. Mmm…